Carly Anne West

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Carly Anne West is a freelance writer with an MFA in English and Creative Writing from Mills College. She lives with her husband and son in Seattle, Washington. Visit her at CarlyAnneWest.com.

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The Bargaining
The Murmurings

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. The day I stop learning is the day I throw in the towel.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Oh, yeah, I can't narrow it down to five. Why don't I pick 5 artists instead? Anything by Paul Simon, Radiohead, Jack White, Ryan Adams, The Killers, Cyndi Lauper, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Flaming Lips ... Whoops! More than 5!

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. I love it when the line between hero and villain, good and bad, and evil and what-the? is blurry. The fawn from Pan's Labyrinth is a perfect example. I was suspicious until the end, and even then I wasn't quite sure. I love that!

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. In front of a fireplace reading!

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I'm not really a "regret" kind of person, but I do hope to travel internationally, and I hope to do a lot of it! It's something I really feel like I'm missing.

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