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Catherine Royalty, Senior Librarian, Acquisitions



Indie Author Day 2019

Cody Sisco: Working With the Local Writing Community

October 08, 2019

Cody Sisco is the author of the Resonant Earth series and the Managing Editor of BookSwell, a literary calendar and community hub for Los Angeles.

Local L.A. author, Darcy Fray

Local Author is California Indie Author Project Winner!

January 30, 2019

We are thrilled to report that one of our local L.A. authors, Darcy Fray, has taken the top prize in Young Adult Fiction for her book, The Unofficially Official Files of Dr. Gordon B. Gray.

Author Cherie Magnus

Local Author Spotlight: Cherie Magnus

September 29, 2018

Cherie Magnus, a California native, returned to Los Angeles in 2014 after teaching tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for 11 years.

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Have You Written and Self-Published a Novel?

April 11, 2018

Have you written and self-published a novel? Get the recognition you deserve for writing a great book.

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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.

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.