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Ella West is a multi-award winner teen thriller writer who farms sheep and beef with her husband near Dunedin in the South Island of New Zealand. She likes cooking and gardening but doesn’t like cleaning the bathroom. She occasionally goes trout fishing with her family and they hate her when she catches a fish and they don’t. Her chickens keep getting out and destroying her garden. In other words, life is tough.

And then there’s the sheep.

WARNING: Do not start reading an Ella West book when you are about to go to sleep. Ella West will not be responsible for late nights, sleeping in or missing the start of school the following day.

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The Thieves Series is coming soon to Amazon as eBooks with some amazing new covers.


I can’t wait to show you!

Thieves is the best teenage science fiction novel I have read this century – Trevor Agnew, Magpies

Edgy, fast-paced science fiction teens will love – Stephen Clark, Tomorrow’s Schools Today

Action packed adventure and I couldn’t put it down – Tania Roxborogh, Otago Daily Times

Not many debut novels make it onto New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards shortlists, but Thieves, by Mosgiel writer Ella West, fully deserves its place. This fine thriller looks like the first appearance of a rising star – Tessa Duder, Australian Women’s Weekly

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