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Meet Author Jacqueline West

May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Jacqueline WestCome meet author Jacqueline West to celebrate Children’s Book Week.

Jacqueline West is the author of the middle grade fantasy series THE BOOKS OF ELSEWHERE. VOLUME ONE: THE SHADOWS was a Publisher’s Weekly Flying Start, an Indie Next List Top Ten Pick, a Junior Library Guild selection, a New York Times bestseller, and the winner of the 2010 CYBILS Award for Fantasy.

Her other books for middle grade readers include the Schneider Family Book Award Honor Book THE COLLECTORS and its sequel, A STORM OF WISHES, THE STORY PIRATES PRESENT: DIGGING UP DANGER, and the mystery/ghost story LONG LOST, which is a Junior Library Guild Selection and an Indie Next List pick.

Jacqueline’s first YA novel, DREAMERS OFTEN LIE, braids Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream into a modern-day teen’s life. LAST THINGS, her 2019 YA horror novel, is a modern-day Minnesotan metal retelling of the legend of a musician who may have sold his soul to the devil, and was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Awards and longlisted for the Bram Stoker Awards.

Jacqueline’s short fiction for adults and children appears in a variety of publications. Her poetry has received many honors, including three Pushcart nominations, three Rhysling Award nominations, and a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg prize. Cherma, her series of poems about Wisconsin’s Bohemian immigrants, was published in March 2010 by the University of Wisconsin’s Parallel Press chapbook series. Candle and Pins: Poems on Superstitions, her first full-length speculative poetry collection, appeared in 2018 from Hiraeth Publishing.

Jacqueline loves dogs of all shapes and sizes, is sadly allergic to cats (though she manages to write about them without developing a rash), and is at least a little bit afraid of all fish larger than a hot dog bun. If you are sharing a pizza, she will ask for the crust pieces. Don’t get her talking about Nine Inch Nails, Northern Exposure, or Sylvia Plath, or you’ll be sorry. Jacqueline lives in Red Wing, Minnesota with her family.


May 6
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Dragon Tale Books


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Menomonie, WI 54751
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