Jacqueline West is the author of the New York Times-bestselling middle grade series The Books of Elsewhere. Her spooky middle grade novel, Long Lost, was named to the Texas Library Association's Bluebonnet Master List, and she was awarded a Schneider Family Honor for her novel The Collectors. She also published a sequel,The Collectors: A Storm of Wishes, as well as the YA novels Dreamers Often Lie and Last Things. Her poetry is collected in Cherma and Candle and Pins: Poems on Superstitions, and her poetry and short fiction appear in a variety of publications. She lives in Red Wing, Minnesota, with her family.