Carly Anne West

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Carly Anne West is a freelance writer with an MFA in English and Creative Writing from Mills College. She lives with her husband and son in Seattle, Washington. Visit her at

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Books by this Author

The Bargaining
The Murmurings


Between the Pages of The Murmurings with Carly Anne West

A teen girl starts hearing the same voices that drove her sister to commit suicide in this creepy, suspenseful novel.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. The day I stop learning is the day I throw in the towel.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Sometimes I watch my cats and think they've got it all figured out.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I suppose I'd love to meet Holden Caulfield, and I'd tell him it gets better, and that what he's feeling isn't imagined.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Honestly, my weekends rock. I love reconnecting with my family over the breakfast table, sipping some of that famous Seattle coffee and watching my toddler bang away on his high chair as we plan out our day. That's happiness right there.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. I think I'd have to say integrity, compassion, and a sense of humor.

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