Most famous on her behalf NY Times bestselling children’s series The Books of Somewhere else, West can be known on her behalf Pushcart Prize-nominated poems “Lakeside” and “Obituary Clipping, within an Envelope.” She graduated through the College or university of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and pursued extra coursework at Edgewood University and the College or university of Wisconsin-Madison. Her initial Books of Somewhere else quantity, The Shadows, was shortlisted for the Louisiana Youthful Visitors’ Choice Prize; the Tx Bluebonnet Award; as well as the Illinois Bluestem Prize. Though delivered in Minnesota, she was raised mainly in River Falls, Wisconsin. After marrying Ryan Western world, she resolved in her delivery city of Crimson Wing, Minnesota. She and fellow children’s writer John Coy are both Minnesota natives.