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. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. I love it when the line between hero and villain, good and bad, and evil and what-the? is blurry. The fawn from Pan's Labyrinth is a perfect example. I was suspicious until the end, and even then I wasn't quite sure. I love that!

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I say "Like" and "You Know" far too often. I'm from the valley.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. I could care less what your age, gender, occupation or whatever is in life ... just hold the door open for the person behind you. It's polite.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Oh, yeah, I can't narrow it down to five. Why don't I pick 5 artists instead? Anything by Paul Simon, Radiohead, Jack White, Ryan Adams, The Killers, Cyndi Lauper, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Flaming Lips ... Whoops! More than 5!

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