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Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library



Photo of author C.L. Polk  and her book Witchmark

Interview With an Author: C.L. Polk

May 31, 2018

C. L. Polk wrote her first story in grade school and still hasn't learned any better. After spending years in strange occupations and wandering western Canada, she settled in southern Alberta with her rescue dog Otis. C. L.

Author V. E. Schwab and her books

Featured Author: V.E. Schwab

May 16, 2018

Victoria "V.E." Schwab is a celebrated author of books for young adults. Her best-selling teen titles include The Near Witch, The Archived, The Unbound, This Savage Song and Our Dark Duet.

John Kessel and his book Pride and Prometheus

Interview With an Author: John Kessel

May 09, 2018

John Kessel holds a B.A. in Physics and English and a Ph.D. in American Literature. He helped found and served as the first director of the MFA program in creative writing at North Carolina State University, where he has taught since 1982. He is also an award-winning author.

Linda Addison and her award winning book

Interview With an Author: Linda Addison

April 27, 2018

Linda Addison is an award-winning poet and author writing in the genres of Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction.

Sarah Kendzior: the view from flyover country

Interview With an Author: Sarah Kendzior

April 16, 2018

Sarah Kendzior is a writer, journalist, and researcher who has studied authoritarian states in Central Asia. She is a former columnist for Al Jazeera English and is credited with being one of the first to predict the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

photos of Bacigalupi and Buckell, and their book The Tangled Lands

Interview With Authors Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias Buckell

April 10, 2018

Paolo Bacigalupi is the New York Times best-selling and multiple award-winning author of The Windup Girl, Ship Breaker, The Drowned Cities, Zombie Baseball Beat

photo of author Carter Wilson and his book

Interview With an Author: Carter Wilson

March 24, 2018

Carter Wilson is an award-winning, best-selling author who specializes in domestic thrillers filled with tension, paranoia, and psychological terror.

left side of graphic is the book cover of Barbary Station. right side of graphic is a photograph of the author

Interview With an Author: R.E. Stearns

January 22, 2018

R.E. Stearns wrote her first story on an Apple IIe computer and still kind of misses green text on a black screen. She went on to annoy all of her teachers by reading books while they lectured.

three book covers side by side for Down Among the Sticks and Bones, Twelve Days and The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter

My Favorite Books of 2017

December 14, 2017

Season’s Readings everyone! As 2017 draws to a close, I thought it might be interesting to look back at what I’ve read over the last twelve months and try to highlight my favorite books this year.

graphic on leftside is the book cover of Mr. Dickens and His Carol and right side is a photograph of Samantha Silva

Interview With an Author: Samantha Silva

November 04, 2017

Samantha Silva is an author and screenwriter based in Idaho. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, where she studied in Bologna, Italy and Washington, D.C. Over her career she's sold film projects to Paramount, Universal, New Line Cinema and TNT.