Jacqueline West

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Date of Birth December 29, 1979
Place of Birth Minnesota
Age 41 years old
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Jacqueline West (author)

Jacqueline West is an American writer of children's fiction and poet. Her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and her Books of Elsewhere fantasy series has appeared on the New York Times Best Seller list.

Born: Jacqueline Cobian, Dec 29, 1979, Red Wing, Minnesota, United States
Occupation: Writer
Nationality: American
Alma mater: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Period: 2005–present
Genre: Children's fantasy, poetry
Spouse: Ryan West

About Jacqueline West

Most famous for her New York Times bestselling children's series The Books of Elsewhere, West is also known for her Pushcart Prize-nominated poems "Lakeside" and "Obituary Clipping, in an Envelope."

Before Fame

She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and pursued additional coursework at Edgewood College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Her first Books of Elsewhere volume, The Shadows, was shortlisted for the Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award; the Texas Bluebonnet Award; and the Illinois Bluestem Award.

Family Life

Though born in Minnesota, she grew up primarily in River Falls, Wisconsin. After marrying Ryan West, she settled in her birth city of Red Wing, Minnesota.


She and fellow children's author John Coy are both Minnesota natives.

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Latest information about Jacqueline West updated on January 18, 2021.

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