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Arwen Elys Dayton

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Arwen Elys Dayton is best known for her 2012 novel Resurrection and the YA Seeker trilogy. She began her career as a teenage staff writer at a foundation that produced Peabody Award-winning educational shows for PBS. Soon afterward, she began writing novels.

She spends months doing research for her stories. Her explorations have taken her around the world to places like the Great Pyramid (which she explored by flashlight when researching Resurrection), Hong Kong and its many islands, lots of ruined castles in Scotland, and the cold cities around the Baltic Sea. She enjoys creating complete worlds inhabited by characters who charm, frustrate or inspire.

Arwen lives with her husband and their three children on the West Coast of the United State
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I found out I was pregnant with my second child on 9/11. For me that day was a strange juxtaposition of personal happiness as a mother and deep anger and grief as an American. And there was another feeling in there—indignation. How could anyone not see what America stands for? I was bringing a new life into the world in a large part because I lived in an amazing country where anything was possible Read more of this blog post »
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“She was a Seeker now, marked for life.
She had thought this brand would be an eblem of pride, but now it meant something entirely different. She was damned.”
Arwen Elys Dayton, Seeker

“Yea for we are the conquerors And all that is lies before us A black domain of stars And we the brightest lights within it”
Arwen Elys Dayton, Resurrection

“Silence fell between them, until the Young Dread finally dared ask, “Were you a great mind, master?”
A real smile crossed his face. “You don’t ask if I am a great mind, child? Because I speak gibberish now? Let me tell you – I once thought I was a great mind.”
“And now?”
“Now it does not matter. Great minds are not what’s wanted. Only good hearts. Good hearts choose wisely.
“How does one find a good heart?”
“It is luck child. Always luck. With you, I have been very lucky.”
Arwen Elys Dayton, Seeker

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