Bestselling author of The Books of Elsewhere and Dreamers Often Lie
• 2022 Minnesota Book Award Winner
• A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
"..a spooky middle grade love letter to libraries and the mystery genre..."
- Selected for the preliminary ballot of the Bram Stoker Awards
"A suspenseful tale wrought from power chords, creeping darkness, and disquieting twists."
- Schneider Family Honor Book
- Minnesota Book Awards finalist
"A brilliant fantasy adventure..."
Learn more about The Collectors
- An Amazon Editors' Best Book of the Month, January 2019
☆ "West’s tale, decorated with Aly’s eerie, cartoon art, is well worth reading on its own—the writing manual takes it to a whole other level."
- Kirkus, starred review
Learn more about Digging Up Danger
"Both moving and humorous... Shakespeare's characters really shine as they come to life in the twenty-first century."
- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
This collection of fictional short stories highlight the struggles, hopes, failures, and triumphs of young aspiring singers, dancers, actors, actresses, and performers.
School is in session as celebrated authors share their real-life academic experiences and turn them into fiction!