Author Stanley Gordon West dies

stanley gordon west dead

From Pioneer Press:

Stanley Gordon West, one of the Twin Cities’ earliest self-publishers, died Wednesday morning at a Golden Valley nursing home from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was 82.

West, who lived in Montana and more recently in Shakopee, worked mostly without an agent or publicist. His family estimates that he sold 100,000 books in his career.

Readers embraced his St. Paul trilogy — “Until They Bring the Streetcars Back,” “Finding Laura Buggs” and “Growing an Inch.” Those books came out between 1997 and 2003, preceded in 1995 by an unrelated ghost story, “Sweet Shattered Dreams.”

I am very sad to hear he is gone.Until They Bring the Streetcars Back,” was the first book I read of his and it was thrilling. Fans of the book can even cast characters from the book using real celebrities they envision on The Bookcaster. It would be cool if this was made into a movie.

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