Jenny Barden

About me

Jenny Barden is an artist-turned-lawyer-turned-writer with a love of history and adventure. A fascination with the Age of Discovery led to extensive travels in the Americas, and much of the inspiration for her first two books has come from retracing the steps of early adventurers in the New World. She is the author of ‘Mistress of the Sea’, an epic romantic adventure set against the backdrop of Francis Drake’s first piratical campaign against the Spanish in the Caribbean, and ‘The Lost Duchess’, a high-tension love story with a thriller pace centred on Sir Walter Raleigh’s ‘Lost Colony’ of Roanoke.
Jenny has four children and lives in Dorset with her long suffering husband and an ever increasing assortment of animals. Her current interests are walking, travelling, all things historical (naturally), and trying to ride without resembling Zebedee on horseback. She was the co-ordinator of HNSLondon12 and is currently assisting the HNS as programme advisor for the next London Conference.

From my website

Book Tour for The Duchess!

Wonderful line-up for The Lost Duchess on her upcoming Tour and Book Blast in celebration of the paperback release, 5 June 2014. All the details are here, thanks to Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours: …and here’s the schedule Virtual Tour & Book Blast Schedule Monday, May 26 Review &…

My Writing Process

Today I’m taking part in a blog hop at the invitation of Patricia Bracewell, author of Shadow on the Crown. Please do see what Pat has had to say about writing the sequel to her debut, The Price of Blood which will form part of a trilogy set in the…

America’s Great Mystery

The following article first appeared on the English Historical Fiction Authors blog, on 5 November 2013, in the run up to the launch of The Lost Duchess in hardback. I hope you will enjoy reading it here if you missed it then. The Mystery Behind the Founding of Modern America…

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