Michelle is an author, book­seller, and lover of liter­a­ture based in Toronto. She writes fantasy novels as both Michelle Sagara and Michelle West (and some­times as Michelle Sagara West). You can find her books at fine book­sellers.


Seventh book of The House War
by Michelle West

The seventh book in the epic fantasy House War series returns to a beloved world of magic and polit­ical intrigue, where new threats are stir­ring. Jewel ATer­afin has never wanted to be a power. What she truly wants, she built in the streets of the poorer hold­ings. To protect what she built,...

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    • On Writing Process, part seven: Anxiety & Authoring

      This is, indi­rectly, the answer to the ques­tion I was asked several years ago. That ques­tion wasn’t about how to write that first novel, or the rest of the ques­tions that we all had as new writers; it was about how, after the shine of that first novel dulled, the dust (Read more...)

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    • Severn novels, Sun Sword audio

      I…haven’t really used this feature much =/. For those who have not seen it in the blog updates: I have sold 2 Severn novels; they are early Severn, prior to the start of the Cast novels, and will be published by Mira, the publisher of the Cast novels. WAR, the conclu­sion to the House (Read more...)