Jonathan Pegg
Literary Agency

Jenny Barden

Jenny BardenJenny Barden has had a love of history and adventure ever since an encounter in infancy with a suit of armour at Tamworth Castle. Training as an artist, followed by a career as a city solicitor, did little to help displace her early dream of becoming a knight. Impelled by a fascination with the Age of Discovery, she has travelled widely throughout the Americas, and much of the inspiration for her first two novels has come from retracing the steps of early adventurers in the New World.

Jenny’s work has appeared in short story collections and anthologies; she has also written for non-fiction publications including the Historical Novels Review. She is active in many organisations, having masterminded the Get Writing conferences for three years, moderated the Reader Awards for the UK’s inaugural Festival of Romance, and undertaken the co-ordination of the Historical Novel Society’s London Conference 2012.

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Jenny Barden - Mistress of the Sea