Kasie West lives with her family in central California, where the heat tries to kill her with its 115-degree stretches. She graduated from Fresno State University with a BA degree that has nothing to do with writing.
Praise for THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US: "THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US shines! This book is rich with sparkling dialogue, clever wit and sweet romance." -- Daisy Whitney, author of THE MOCKINGBIRDS and WHEN YOU WERE HERE "An antidote to dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction, this Cinderella story is sweet and hopeful." -- Kirkus Reviews The charming story is beautifully written, and the characters are well developed. West's novel is sweet and captivating. -- School Library Journal Praise for PIVOT POINT "An expertly plotted, deliciously clever story." -- Kiersten White, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of PARANORMALCY "PIVOT POINT is at once tense and romantic, challenging and engaging. It's a truly remarkable debut." -- Robison Wells, author of VARIANT "West's premise is a winner, and Addie is the kind of heroine readers would want as a best friend-loyal, unpretentious, and thoughtful...What truly makes West's story memorable, however, is Addie's wry humor...and the book's fascinating exploration of how life can change with one simple choice." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "West's debut showcases riveting storytelling." -- Kirkus Reviews "With superb storytelling, a masterful blend of paranormal and normal, a helping of wit and humor, and a mouthwatering romance, PIVOT POINT is one of the most delicious books I've read." -- Elana Johnson, author of POSSESSION "West has created an intricately woven story of two possible futures. This debut novel...is a welcome change." -- School Library Journal