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

Photograph by Kristyn Stroble

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. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I'm not the only person in the world to wear glasses, and certainly not the only writer, but I'm, like, always wearing them. I tried contact lenses once and hated them. So I do everything in glasses. I once ran a marathon in glasses. It wasn't pretty, but at least I could see.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I'm a pretty compassionate gal.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. For someone whose mom is an artist, I can't draw a straight line. I'd love to learn to draw or paint.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. I'm proud to say the people I admire most in life are those closest to me - my husband, my son, my family, my friends.

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