About

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Elizabeth West is a writer living in Missouri with a psychotic cat and an overflowing library.  Ms West currently does office work, but has had such varied jobs as spot welder, chicken trimmer, lab wretch, and cafeteria slave. She has been performing in one venue or another since she was five:  Christmas pageants, chorus, theater and recently, figure skating, where she won a gold medal at her first competition.

For her, writing is just another venue, in which the characters and scenes in her imagination attempt to burst out and take over the world.

She graduated in 2005 from Drury University with a BS in English and an AS in Criminology.  While temporarily in grad school, she published a short story, “Jack and the Bean Sprout,” in the Spring 2007 issue of Drury University’s Bonfire magazine.  In May 2012, she won the first annual fiction contest at The Soap Boxers blog.  You can read her story, “Te Absolvo,” via a link on the Read Me page.

Elizabeth is querying a police procedural titled Rose’s Hostage.  She is busy gathering material for a sequel and has finished another novel about ghost hunters.

You may reach her at aelizabethwest at gmail.com.  Or follow her sporadic tweets on Twitter, where she posts as @DameWritesalot.