Jacqueline West, Writer

Bestselling author of The Books of Elsewhere and Dreamers Often Lie

One more day…

June 16, 2014    Tags: , , ,   

…before STILL LIFE is released.

Actually, it’s not even one day. It’s one evening, one night, and the sliver of morning before bookstores open their doors.

If you can’t wait that long, you can preorder it from your favorite bookseller (and IndieBound can help you find the closest shop: Or, if you’re in my part of the world, you can come to Red Balloon in St. Paul at 6:30 on 6/17, Fox Den in River Falls, WI at 6:30 on 6/20, Valley Bookseller in Stillwater, MN at 2:00 on 6/21, or Wild Rumpus in Minneapolis at 7:00 on 6/21, to buy the book and get it signed by me. And I’ll be very happy to see you there.

Samuel Johnson said, “A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.”  And I 100% agree.  Even though I was done writing STILL LIFE months ago, this week is when it’s going to finally feel finished.  After tomorrow, people will be reading it.  People I don’t even know.  They’ll be turning the words into living pictures in their minds, and everything will have finally come to a close: the ideas traveling through paper and time and distance and transforming back into ideas again.  It’s a truly awesome thing.

The Pioneer Press just ran this wonderful piece on the series from beginning to end.

And is hosting a giveaway of THE SHADOWS — comment between now and June 20th to win!

Lots of pictures, new links, and some more coherent thoughts to come.  Til then: Thank you for reading.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.



3 Comments (Leave a comment)

  1. Happy Book release day, thank you for such a wonderful series. I can’t wait to read Still Life, Olive is such a great character and I’m going to miss her!

    Comment by Brenda on June 17, 2014 @ 8:27 am

  2. Thank you for keeping Olive company on her adventures, Brenda! I’m going to miss her too.

    Comment by Jacqueline on June 17, 2014 @ 8:35 am

  3. Guess I don’t have to wait long…the delivery guy just dropped it on my doorstep! Perfect for this raining day. Have a wonderful day.

    Comment by Brenda on June 17, 2014 @ 1:18 pm

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