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 - 21 hours ago
THERE ARE ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT IN THE #GOODREADS GIVEAWAY! Enter for a chance to win a signed copy… https://t.co/FmtySGKhKq
by @ByTempleWest - 22 hours ago
Only 2 DAYS left to enter the #Goodreads giveaway for Cashmere! Signed copy, open internationally! #giveaway
Got 3k words written on my new story idea. Holy crap I write faster when I have an outline. Why have I not done this before? #amwriting ✍🏼
by @ByTempleWest - 2 days ago
Pretty sure I have a fever. All of my joints ache and the top of my spine is a small furnace. 🔥
bytemplewest - yesterday
Morning, my loves. I've been feeling under the weather so I've been lax in reminding everyone about two important things:
1. The Fan Fiction Contest
2. The international Cashmere giveaway on Goodreads
The Fan Fiction contest is open through the whole month of March, and the Goodreads Giveaway ends in TWO days!
bytemplewest - 5 days ago
HAPPY FRIDAY! The weekend is upon us, and you know what that means. You've got two whole days to work on your entry to the Fan Fiction contest! I've added a SECOND prize: the winner gets to be a BETA reader for book 3 of the Velvet Trilogy, but they ALSO get my feedback and mentorship on their work-in-progress story or novel! Big-ass prizes, itty bitty contest entry. Contest details below!
bytemplewest - 7 days ago
Fangirl the Magazine did a write-up of the Fan Fiction contest!
bytemplewest - 9 days ago
Added some more character portraits to my super secret (non-Velvet Trilogy) project Pinterest board :D
I'm a Shitty First Draft kind of writer. I write what comes to me and refine as I go. Having feedback from beta readers is a vital part of my writing process, which is why I'm so excited about this Fan Fiction competition. While you get the chance to read the third book in the Velvet Trilogy before anyone else, I get your valuable criticism, ideas, and feedback. And the Fan Fiction contest gives me a sneak peek not only at your writing chops, but at your knowledge of the Velvet universe, characters, and tone. If you've always wanted to write your own story, but never had the time, let this be your test run. Write a short (500-2000 words) fan fiction entry to become my beta reader. As an ADDED INCENTIVE, I'm offering the grand prize winner MY feedback and criticism on their personal story outline and / or sample chapters from their WIP. Interested? Enter today!
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