Monday, September 14, 2015


I'm sorry! I'm going to make you click one more time to actually see the cover. Why? (Besides the fact that I'm mean?) Because four blogs are showing my cover today and each of them has unique content (extra scenes from past books, author interview, etc)! So check out the cover on one or all of the links found below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, July 16, 2015


Sooooooooooooo........... it's been a while since I've updated my blog. A long while. I almost forgot how. Ha. But I did promise some readers information on future books, so here I am, writing on my blog.

Let me tell you about two projects I have in the works.

The first is called PS I LIKE YOU. It comes out the summer of 2016 with Scholastic. They are working on the cover now and I love the concept so much. I can't wait to share the cover with you. But in the mean time, here is the one-line description of the book:

"About a girl who finds herself falling for the mystery boy she started exchanging letters with after finding a reference to her favorite indie rock band scrawled on top of their shared Chemistry desk."

This book was so fun to write. I love the idea of falling for someone through the written word first. There's something so old school and romantic about it. Can't wait to share this book with you.

The second book is called BY YOUR SIDE. This book comes out in the winter of 2017 with HarperTeen. I'm still in the process of finishing this book, but I'm super excited about it. It's slightly (but not much) darker than my other books, but still firmly in the contemporary romance camp (not literally, but figuratively. Wouldn't that be an awesome camp though?). Here is the short summary of this book:

"About a girl who is accidentally locked in a library with the boy nobody knows but everyone talks about, and must find a way to escape when she learns the horrible news that explains why her friends never came back for her."

Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Signing Tour

Here's my summer signing schedule! If you're close to any of these places, I'd love to meet you!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

It's Summer!!

And we all know what summer means: Reading! Wait, that's what Fall and Winter and Spring mean for me too so I guess that's not a change from normal. But, I thought it would be fun to talk about my favorite "beach reads" and also for you to tell me yours. I'm always looking for a fun book to drag with me on vacations. I hope I actually get to visit a beach this summer so I can make the term "beach reads" literal. Okay, so, here are some of my favs:

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Open Road Summer by Emory Lord

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E Smith

The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

So that's my short list (I could go on and on). And yes, for some reason they are all contemporaries. Why do I assume that summer/beach reads must be contemporary? Hmmm, I'll have to ponder that. Now it's your turn. What are some of your summer favorites?

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

ARC giveaway!!

So, as many of you know, SPLIT SECOND (the sequel to Pivot Point) came out yesterday!

 If you didn't know that, you do now. :) If/when you read it I would love love love if you left a review for it on a book-buying site like amazon, barnes & noble, or the book depository. Now, I know it's work to leave a review, so I'm going to offer some incentive. For every book-buying site where I reach 100 reviews by February 19th, I'm going to give away a signed ARC of ON THE FENCE to one of those hundred reviewers. (I actually don't have anymore ARCs of this book so I had to beg for them from my agent/publisher) If you've already left a review on goodreads, if you could just copy and paste it to Amazon (or another site) you will be eligible for the giveaway. Plus, I will love you forever. That's almost as good a free book, right? And, as always, thank you for reading my books! It means everything to me.

Also, if your user name on those sites doesn't make it obvious who you are, you might want to leave a comment here telling me your user name there. Does that make sense? It wouldn't surprise me if it didn't, my brain is scattered.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Teen Bootcamp

Are you a teen between the ages of 13-19? Do you like to write? You should go to Teen Author Bootcamp. I'm one of the presenters this year and I'm super excited. Plus, hello, James Dashner and Ally Condie will be there. Do you need anymore reasons? (If your answer is yes then you're dead to me. Just kidding, there are actually lots more reasons, as in, lots more authors. See the link below to find out who.)

When: March 8, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Where: Utah Valley University
For: Teens ages 13 – 19. No adults allowed
Keynote speakers: James Dashner  and Ally Condie
Cost: $49 before Feb. 8, 2014, $59 after
Includes t-shirt, backpack, lunch, drinks, snacks, and entry into First Chapter contest
Visit for more information and to register

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Winning Wednesday

Who likes to win free stuff?? Me! That's all. Carry on.

Just kidding. I actually have a point with that question. Last night on twitter I did an impromptu giveaway of Split Second because I was so excited to get them. The response was awesome! Thanks, guys! So I want to give more of you the opportunity to win. Harper loved your response, too, so they are contributing a hard cover of Split Second *and* a paperback of Pivot Point to give away as a package every Wednesday on twitter for the next 4 weeks, starting today. I'll sign them and send them to you! The rules are simple. RT my tweet that day about the contest (find out what that tweet is on twitter. My handle is @kasiewest). Then answer the following question including the hashtag #winSplitSecond

Question of the week:
Jan 29--What is your favorite (or least favorite) thing about football?

The contest will be every Wednesday from 8am PST -- 8pm PST. So that means, for today, I will pick a winner at 8pm. Start tweeting now!