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.
Pet peeve: when autocorrect changes my correct word for a totally different word because it thinks it knows what I want better than I do. 😑
by @ByTempleWest - an hour ago
@vanschmoozin @Suedeuxnim For real.
by @ByTempleWest - 3 days ago
RT @Suedeuxnim: That struggle btwn "keep your WIPs a secret so that the end product will be a surprise"and "I need validation check this sh…
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bytemplewest - 24 days ago
Happy Friday, my non-feathered friends! (Just to be clear, I don't have feathered friends, but I liked the alliteration.) I had the honor of writing a guest piece on hunting down inspiration when you're grown up and grumpy and tired for the lovely ladies over at The Book Bratz. Check out the post below:
bytemplewest - one month ago
If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably seen the fantasy photoshoots I do with my friend Ann. We're shooting another one this weekend (on an island!) and to give you a little taste, here's our Pinterest inspo board. And if you don't follow me on Instagram, go check out the photos! Latest one was Khaleesi-themed :D
Good morning, my nerdy little bookworms. ''Tis I! Temple West. With another guest blog post, this time on the lovely Zara Hoffman's blog, entitled "Does Your Heroine Have to be a Badass?" Check it out!
It's been a crazy busy couple of weeks (hello several-thousand-mile roadtrip), and I know it's been quiet on the western front (get it? 'cuz I'm Temple...West...). However, I did a super fun little blog post for the Swoon Reads site with contributions from my fellow Swoon authors Danika Stone and Kim Karalius. We took an old, overused trope (in this case, "The Chosen One") and used our unique writing voices to put a new spin on it. Not only are the story snippets pretty entertaining reads (and only 150 words each), they're also great to use as models for your writing group prompts! How would you interpret the "Chosen One" trope in 150 words or less? Check it out:
Good evening, my padawans. I am sad to report that I do not have a new video for you. BUT, if you tend to like my vlogs, you will want to watch this one by my friend Kaleb Tuttle. He's a much better cameraman than I, and handsome to boot. Check out why you should read his manuscript on the Swoon Reads site:
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