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. 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 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

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

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. From recent history, probably my grandma.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Corny as it sounds, I'm really proud of my little family unit. Oh, and publishing a book is tops on the list, too!

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