Jacqueline West

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Happy book birthday to A STORM OF WISHES (Collectors 2)

Today marks the release of my tenth book. TENTH. That number feels totally unreal (…like my age, and the dwindling number of days before Baby #2 arrives). But mostly it makes me feel aware of how lucky I am. To everybody who has ever read one of my books, or who has shared them with other readers: thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you times ten.





(The cover!! Thank you, Diana Sudyka!)



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“Ms. McMartin had no close family. Her nearest relative was a distant cousin who had recently died in Shanghai, after a severe allergic reaction to a bowl of turtle and arsenic soup.”
Jacqueline West, The Shadows

“It's been my experience that those people who seem the most 'normal' are in fact the most dangerous.”
Jacqueline West, The Second Spy

“Really? I love being onstage.” I shuffled my feet against the fake grass. “My favorite thing is that feeling when you’re waiting in the wings, in the dark, totally hidden, but you can feel the audience out there, and then you step out and the lights hit you, and you’re blinded for a second, and you could be anywhere, but you know you’re inside this thing that you’re helping to create, and it’s like—it’s like electricity.”
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Jacqueline West Alissa wrote: "Hey Jacqueline! I was wondering if you had any advice for young writers? I'm 13, and am planning to be a professional writer when I'm older and wanted to see if you have any advice. Your one of my ..."

Hi Alissa,

Thanks for getting in touch!

My advice for young writers is pretty simple: Read like crazy. Write like crazy. Repeat.

Those are the main things. Reading can teach you everything from how to put together a sentence to how to tell a story. And writing, like any other skill, takes practice -- years and years and years of practice.

It's a lot of work. But if you want to be a writer, you probably love both reading and writing, so the work might not feel like work at all. :)

If you'd like to hear more of my advice to young writers, you might want to check out this blog post (https://thewordasylum.wordpress.com/2...), or read some of the other interviews on my website (http://www.jacquelinewest.com/about-j...).

Best of luck!
- Jacqueline


Alissa Hey Jacqueline! I was wondering if you had any advice for young writers? I'm 13, and am planning to be a professional writer when I'm older and wanted to see if you have any advice. Your one of my favorite authors, so I would really love advice from such a great writer! Thank you, and have a wonderful day! ~Alissa


Jacqueline West ❤Sarina❤ wrote: "omg!!!!!!! Elsewhere the third is coming out!!!!!! I'm going to read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Thanks, Sarina! I can't wait for the Volume Three release, either...


Jacqueline West You are very welcome.


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


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