Luthie M West currently lives with her husband in the beautiful state of Oregon. She grew up in a big family being the second of seven children and has two-point-five adult children of her own, who began learning to read at the age of two years.
Once a teacher of English, Creative Writing, American Sign Language, and Art in secondary public and private schools, her first love is entertaining as a stage performer and storyteller. Her multi-faceted background has given her a wealth of experience that translates into incredibly captivating fantasy fiction.
“It is not always obvious to parents what impressions they have made on their children. The parent-child bond, developed by reading together, is immeasurable in terms of its influence on a child’s future.” Luthie explains, “When I was five years old, my mother read a story to us that she had written. Sure, I loved that she read to us, but I really loved that she wrote that one,” she relates.”So, I did the same with my own children, read favorite books to them, but also shared my own songs and stories. And I’ve seen them develop into very creative adults because of it.”
Luthie has told countless stories, many created on the spur of the moment, at parties and events for children and adults. Now she has written them down in order to share them with families everywhere. “There are three ways to get into the part of a character,” she adds. “Act in some performance of a story or play someone wrote; read a story that someone wrote; and write the stories for someone else to act or read. I have loved doing all three. More importantly, I love that I can bring happy moments to others.”
In 2017, Luthie M West wrote and published four children’s picture books. Today, Luthie is working on two young adult novels.