Jacqueline West is the author of THE BOOKS OF ELSEWHERE SERIES, THE COLLECTORS and several other middle-grade and young adult titles. Her short fiction for adults and children has appeared in a variety of publications, and her poetry has received many honors. She lives in Minnesota with her family.
Most Recently Published Book (as of April 2019)
Ghosts? A mysterious plant? Something even more sinister? This spooky mystery (inspired by a real kid’s idea) doubles as a creative writing guide for young writers!
Eliza loves hunting ghosts — too bad she’s spending the summer helping her scientist mother study weird plants instead. But when a mysterious plant goes missing, things go from strange to downright spooky. Eliza is convinced something–or someone–is haunting the plant shop. Is she digging into dangerous ground?
Like Stuck in the Stone Age, the first in the Story Pirates Present series, this spine-tingling mystery doubles as an introduction to the basics of creative writing. With the help of Story Pirate Captain Vincent Rolo and the Mystery Creation Zone, kids can use this kid-generated story as inspiration to create their OWN great mysteries!