Jacqueline West, Writer

Bestselling author of The Books of Elsewhere and Dreamers Often Lie

Wintry Mix

January 29, 2013    Tags: , , , , ,   

Freezing rain and fog here in Minnesota, with the roads so treacherous that schools are closed. I’d much rather have an actual blizzard…but a flurry of words and links and news will have to do.

First things first: The advance reading copies of The Books of Elsewhere, Volume Four: The Strangers have arrived at my house in their excitingly heavy box!  If you (or someone you know) is a book blogger or reviewer, and you would like an ARC of The Strangers, contact me in the comments or email me at  Obviously, quantities are limited, but I will guarantee a copy for the first three reviewer-respondents.

(For now, this offer is for bloggers/reviewers only.  I will very likely do a giveaway for readers in a few more weeks, so stay tuned!)

Speaking of book bloggers, two great reviews of The Second Spy appeared on Book Nut and Book ‘Em! Huge thanks to everyone who is spreading the word in this way.

I learned that The Second Spy was nominated for the 2012 Cybils Awards, as well as for the Minnesota Book Awards.  It isn’t a finalist for either, but both awards have been very kind to The Books of Elsewhere in the past, and truly fantastic books are on both lists.

The Second Spy also got a mention (and its picture!) in Publishers Weekly, in an article on holiday book sales.

My spring travel schedule is about to get really crazy, with more events being added all the time.   Keep an eye on, if you’re interested.  This weekend, I’m off to booksALIVE! in Panama City, Florida.  So long, freezing rain.  Hello, Emerald Coast.



12 Comments (Leave a comment)

  1. I would love an arc of The Strangers! The Books of Elsewhere is one of my favorite series (I’ve reviewed it before!)–very much looking forward to the fourth book.

    Comment by Anamaria on January 29, 2013 @ 3:42 pm

  2. I would love to blog and promote your new book. I’ve read the first two and enjoyed them very much. My daughter has all three and is anxiously awaiting the next. My blog is a blend of book talk, illustration, writing. Let me know. Either way – I’ll share the posts for you on FB. It’s a great series.

    Comment by cat york on January 29, 2013 @ 6:03 pm

  3. Hi, I Love your books!!!! I would love to be able to review this book for you. I was recently given the opportunity to review a book for someone and realized how much i loved doing it. I do all my reviews on Goodreads, Pinterest, B&N and Amazon. I am working on getting myself a blog. Would love to add your book to my (short at least for now) list of books I have reviewed.
    Thanks for taking the time to read this and consider me.

    Michelle 🙂

    Comment by Michelle on January 29, 2013 @ 6:56 pm

  4. I would LOOOOOVEEE an arc for this awesome book, it would be simply MAGICAL for me. If it is anything like the first three in this series… I will certainly suggest it to the bookstore I work for and promote it at the libraries i volunteer at. I will also (of course) blog about it!!!

    Let me know your decision.

    Drew Durham

    Comment by Andrew Durham on January 29, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

  5. Would love to get an ARC of this book to review for you. So looking forward to this book. Can’t wait to share all your books with my daughter when she gets older 🙂

    Comment by Michelle on January 30, 2013 @ 1:25 am

  6. OMG, i would love to have a preview of The Strangers…. I have read all 3 of your books… and i am not to shy to say that i’m 47 yrs old….Just love your writing style…..
    and i have reviewed your book before and i have recommended all 3 books to my childs school as required reading!!! this would be fantactic !!!!

    Comment by Kimberly Curtis on January 31, 2013 @ 2:21 am

  7. Sorry. My email is catyorkc at gmail dot com.

    Comment by cat york on February 4, 2013 @ 3:35 am

  8. I’m a book blogger/writer and sometimes will review YA/MG books. My daughter (9) and I are HUGE fans of the series and would LOVE to get our hands on a ARC of The Strangers and write a review! Pick us! 🙂

    Comment by Rebecca Taylor on February 4, 2013 @ 9:44 pm

  9. i love your books and i want to read the next one me and my dad love readin yours together and the first time i read your books i thought that horatio was hortio so now, because thats how i know him i call him hortio also, i love harvey! anyway, keep up the good work!

    Comment by cassidy brooks age 10 on February 12, 2013 @ 10:23 pm

  10. i love you and not to be rude but van you dedicate your next book to cassidy brooks in maryland age ten! that would be asesome and my dad would be so proud!

    Comment by cassidy brooks age 10 on February 12, 2013 @ 10:26 pm

  11. i love you and not to be rude but can you dedicate your next book to cassidy brooks in maryland age ten! that would be asesome and my dad would be so proud!

    Comment by cassidy brooks age 10 on February 12, 2013 @ 10:26 pm

  12. sorry i left two comments but i said van not can in one so.

    Comment by cassidy brooks age 10 on February 12, 2013 @ 10:27 pm

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