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Kasie West


Kasie West

A stay-at-home mom of four children, three of them girls, ranging in age from four to 12, Kasie West hears lots of melodramatic versions of large-than-life events. She graduated with a BA in liberal studies, with a strong focus on linguistics and psychology, from Fresno State University. She lives in Fresno, CA.

Books by Kasie West

by Kasie West - Contemporary Fiction, Dating, Fiction, Friendship, Movies, Young Adult 13+

Lacey has always dreamed of being an actress, so when she gets the opportunity to star in a movie alongside one of Hollywood’s hottest actors, she says yes. But Lacey learns that life in the spotlight isn’t picture perfect. She’s having trouble bonding with her costars, her father has hired poster child choir boy Donavan to tutor her. she’s lost her acting mojo and someone on set is trying to sabotage her. Donovan is the only person she can count on, but the last thing she needs is a distracting crush. But for the first time, Lacey wonders if it’s true that the best stories really do happen when you go off script.

by Kasie West - Fiction, Friendship, Mental Health, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Seventeen-year-old Abby Turner’s summer isn’t going the way she’d planned. She has a not-so-secret but definitely unrequited crush on her best friend, Cooper. She hasn’t been able to manage her mother’s growing issues with anxiety. And now she’s been rejected from an art show because her work “has no heart.” So when she gets another opportunity to show her paintings, Abby isn’t going to take any chances. Which is where the list comes in. Abby gives herself one month to do 10 things, ranging from face a fear (#3) to learn a stranger’s story (#5) to fall in love (#8). 

by Melissa de la Cruz, Aimee Friedman, Nic Stone, and Kasie West - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Short Stories, Young Adult 13+

What's better than one deliciously cozy, swoon-worthy holiday story? Four of them, from some of today's bestselling authors. From KASIE WEST, a snowy road trip takes an unexpected detour when secrets and crushes are revealed. From AIMEE FRIEDMAN, a Hanukkah miracle may just happen when a Jewish girl working as a department store elf finds love. From MELISSA DE LA CRUZ, Christmas Eve gets a plot twist when a high school couple exchange surprising presents. From NIC STONE, a scavenger hunt amid the holiday crowds at an airport turns totally romantic.

by Kasie West - Contemporary Fiction, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

Maddie's not impulsive. She's all about hard work and planning ahead. But one night, on a whim, she buys a lottery ticket. And then, to her astonishment --- She wins! In a flash, Maddie's life is unrecognizable. And being in the spotlight at school is fun...until rumors start flying, and random people ask her for loans. Now, Maddie isn't sure who she can trust.

by Kasie West - Dating, Romance, Sex, Young Adult 14+

When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her. Only he doesn’t come. No one does.

by Kasie West - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+

While spacing out in Chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk, and added a message to her. Intrigue! Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters --- sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she's kind of falling for this letter writer. Only who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mystery, and juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can't always be spelled out...

by Kasie West - Fiction

Charlotte (Charlie) is a tomboy. Braden is the boy next door, and she's fallen for him. ON THE FENCE is a sweet and satisfying read about finding yourself and finding love where you least expect it.

by Kasie West - Young Adult 13+

Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers learned early that the rich are not to be trusted. Enter Xander Spence --- he's tall, handsome, and oozing rich. But just when Xander's loyalty and attentiveness are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn't a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she'd ever realized.

by Kasie West - Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. When Addie's parents announce their divorce, she has to pick who to live with. Her father is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the "Norms," and her mother is staying in the life Addie has always known and loves. One Search six weeks into the future proves her answer is not easy.