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Local Author Spotlight: Adam Kargman

December 15, 2017

Adam Kargman is an attorney who lives in Los Angeles.

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Word Processing Is for Memos and Term Papers, Not Your Novel

October 07, 2017

Are you an author? Have you written a book using a word processing program, and the finished product looks a little…underwhelming? Do you want to sell your book through an online distributor or print on demand service, but want to make sure it comes out looking great?

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Local Author Spotlight: Cody Sisco

August 14, 2017

Cody Sisco is the author of speculative fiction that straddles the divide between plausible and extraordinary.

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Try a Lecture Series From The Great Courses This Summer

June 17, 2017

Summertime means inflight movies and splashy beach reads, and there is nothing wrong with that! Indulge, but when your brain gets restless take a deep dive into a new subject with a lecture series from The Great Courses, available free from the Los Angeles Public Library.

Local Author Spotlight: April White

Local Author Spotlight: April White

April 21, 2017

April White has been a film producer, private investigator, bouncer, teacher and screenwriter.

Local Author Spotlight: Matthew Arkin

Local Author Spotlight: Matthew Arkin

September 17, 2016

Author BioMatthew Arkin lives and works in South Pasadena.

LAPL Local Author E-book Collection

September 09, 2016

Read Local: Explore the best of LA’s indie authors.

Looking for your next great read?  Look no further than your own backyard. 

Local Author Spotlight: Martin Turnbull

Local Author Spotlight: Martin Turnbull

July 14, 2016

Author BioOriginally from Melbourne, Australia, Martin Turnbull moved to Los Angeles in the mid-1990s

Local Author Spotlight: Anne Pfeffer

Local Author Spotlight: Anne Pfeffer

April 26, 2016

Author BioAnne Pfeffer lives in Santa Monica, California. She loves her family, cool breezes, and elastic waistbands.


New tool for local authors

January 29, 2016

The Los Angeles Public Library is pleased to announce that we are making a new tool available for our talented and prolific local author community.