Jacqueline West, Writer

Bestselling author of The Books of Elsewhere and Dreamers Often Lie

Events, Appearances, and School Visits

Due to COVID-19, Jacqueline is not scheduling any in-person events at this time. She is booking a limited number of (free!) 20-30 minute online visits for the 2020-2021 school year. If you are using any of her books with your students and you would like to arrange an online author visit, email (Thank you, educators! ♥)

Jacqueline loves to meet with readers and writers of all ages. Her background in teaching makes her an approachable and enthusiastic speaker and writing workshop leader. See her current schedule of speaking events.

Interested in having Jacqueline visit your school, library, bookstore, or other organization? Contact her at for rates and availability.

Penguin Publishing Author Appearances Page

Appearance Schedule Writing Workshops Tools for Teachers

Author Event Responses

Thanks again for coming to visit us. The kids and teachers are still on cloud nine with excitement!!

- Elementary school librarian, Wisconsin

We can't thank you enough. You bring out the best in the kids. We can't wait for next year, and the next, and the next...

- 4th grade teacher, Minnesota

Students and teachers alike thoroughly enjoyed the fun presentation combined with lots of interesting information. We are simply tickled pink!

- 5th grade teacher, California

I wanted to take a minute to thank you for the incredible visit you provided. The students were engaged and interested in what you had to say...I know that for many children it was an incredible opportunity and they were so excited! My son, for one, talked about it all night and immediately began reading the second book! It was a truly magical and inspiring session.

- Library specialist, Texas

Thank you so much for coming to our school. You’re really cool. I like your books and how you read. You read like you are really that person.

- 5th grader, Virginia

You came to my school today. You’re such a good author, and you write the best series of books. I love you sooo much!

- 4th grader, Wisconsin

I gotta tell you that you were amazing. I want to write books now!

- 5th grader, Virginia


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    Large group school visit
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    Fun projects
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Jacqueline West at school and bookstore appearances

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