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Jacqueline West

Biography

Jacqueline West

Jacqueline West is passionate about stories where magic intersects with everyday life --- from talking cats, to enchanted eyewear, to paintings as portals to other worlds. A former teacher, occasional musician, and two-time Pushcart nominee for poetry, Jacqueline lives with her husband in Red Wing, Minnesota. There she dreams of dusty libraries, secret passageways, and more adventures for her characters in The Books of Elsewhere series.

Jacqueline West

Books by Jacqueline West

by Jacqueline West - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Magic

Van has always been an outsider. Most people don’t notice him. But he notices them and the small trinkets they drop, or lose or throw away. Then one day, Van notices a girl stealing pennies from a fountain, and everything changes. He follows the girl, Pebble, and uncovers an underground world full of wishes and the people who collect them. Apparently not all wishes are good and even good wishes often have unintended consequences. But the Collectors aren't the only ones who have their eyes on the world’s wishes --- and they may not be the good guys, after all.  

by Jacqueline West - Children's, Fantasy

In this fifth and final book, Olive must seek the full, complex story of Elsewhere, its magical origins, and its creator, and in so doing, face her own fears and limitations--and possibly the destruction of Elsewhere itself. How far will Olive go to save the people and home she loves? And what will be the final cost?

by Jacqueline West - Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Young Adult 10+

Some terrifying things have happened to Olive in the old stone house, but none as scary as starting junior high. Or so she thinks. When she plummets through a hole in her backyard, though, she realizes two things that may change her mind. First, the wicked Annabelle McMartin is back. Second, there's a secret underground that unlocks not one but two of Elsewhere's biggest, most powerful, most dangerous forces yet.

by Jacqueline West - Fantasy, Horror

Olive’s friend Morton is still trapped inside Elsewhere, so when the kid next door mentions a spellbook, Olive sees a glimmer of hope, unless, the book finds Olive first.