Temple West was born in Phoenix, raised in Seattle and educated in LA. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cinematic Production. She likes to describe herself as a nerdster (seventy per cent nerd, thirty per cent blue-haired hipster) and spends too much time on Twitter, where she mostly reposts Doctor Who and Firefly crossover memes while writing punny things about being a YA paranormal romance author/hermit. Her debut novel, Velvet, a heartstopping vampire romance, was selected to be part of the Swoon Reads imprint. Temple currently lives in Seattle, USA.
by @ByTempleWest - yesterday
Personal training session day 1 was Saturday. Personal training session day 2 is today. God help me.
@emilyrosemcg Yeah 😕
by @ByTempleWest - 2 days ago
by @ByTempleWest - 3 days ago
I worked out, at a gym, with a trainer, for the first time in my life. Now I'm curled up on my couch bc my muscles are just bags of water.
bytemplewest - 17 days ago
After weeks of writing and a week of voting, the First Annual Fan Fiction Competition Grand Prize Winner has been chosen. Deepest congratulations to Shelby Llewelyn! Shelby will become a beta reader for the third book in the Velvet Trilogy and will receive my feedback and guidance on her own work in progress story / novel.
A huge thank you to everyone who participated and put so much time, energy, and love into their contest submissions. I will be running this contest again next year, so there will be more opportunities to win!
bytemplewest - 19 days ago
Have you voted on your favorite fan fiction finalist yet? The winner's future is in your hands!
bytemplewest - 22 days ago
THE RESULTS ARE IN, PEOPLE! The top 5 finalists for the Fan Fiction Competition have been chosen! Now YOU get to vote on the grand prize winner (and read some fantastic writing to boot)!
Your votes will determine the ultimate writing champion. Winner gets to be a BETA reader for book 3 of the Velvet Trilogy AND receives my mentorship on their own work-in-progress story or novel. Voting is open until midnight PST this Friday, April 7.
Last but not least, to both the finalists and everyone who submitted: THANK YOU. It was so incredible to see everyone put so much love and effort into their scenes. This was a gigantic amount of work, and I'm so proud and honored to have read each and every submission.
Now go read, vote, and spread the word! These scenes are too saucy to keep to ourselves.
T-minus 30-ish minutes to find out who the top 5 finalists in the Fan Fiction Contest are!
bytemplewest - 25 days ago
I've encouraged people to post their Fan Fiction Contest entries to their blog, so if you wanted a little inspiration, here's an entry by Then There Were Books !
Remember, you have until midnight to submit your scene to win the grand prize: becoming a beta reader on book 3 of the Velvet Trilogy AND becoming my padawan as you work on your own work-in-progress story or novel! Contest details below:
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