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


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 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. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. In front of a fireplace reading!

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I'm a pretty compassionate gal.

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