Eliana West

Eliana West, the recipient of the 2022 Nancy Pearl Award for genre fiction, is a dynamic and acclaimed author who captivates readers with her spellbinding narratives. With a profound love for crafting stories that feature vibrant, diverse characters intertwined with the rich tapestry of history, Eliana's writing resonates deep within the hearts of her audience.

Eliana expertly weaves together elements of love, hope, and history, creating a reading experience that grips readers from the very first page and leaves them breathless until the final sentence. Her stories are a whirlwind of emotions, filled with poignant moments that will both tug at heartstrings and leave readers spellbound.

From small towns to close knit communities Eliana loves stories that bring people from different backgrounds together through the common language of unconditional love and acceptance.

When Eliana is not conjuring captivating tales, she can be found embarking on adventures with her husband, traversing winding country roads in their beloved vintage Volkswagen Westfalia, affectionately named Bianca. Together they seek inspiration and indulge their passions, immersing themselves in the beauty of the world and discovering hidden treasures.

Beyond her remarkable storytelling prowess, Eliana is a passionate advocate for diversity within literature. In 2017, she responded to a call for advice on crafting diverse characters by creating the Facebook group, Writers for Diversity.

Writers for Diversity serves as a collaborative platform where writers come together to engage in thoughtful and respectful dialogues, fostering a deeper understanding of character identity and promoting inclusivity in storytelling. Eliana West, the visionary founder of this influential community, encourages writers worldwide to create diverse characters and build immersive worlds that reflectthe vibrant tapestry of humanity.