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Author Lavie Tidhar and his latest novel, Neom
Daryl M., January 11, 2023

British Science Fiction, British Fantasy, and World Fantasy Award-winning author Lavie Tidhar (

row of french books
Luis Ramirez, January 12, 2023
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Author Kathryn Harkup and her latest book, Superspy Science
Daryl M., January 05, 2023

Kathryn Harkup is a former chemist turned author. She writes and gives regular public talks on the disgusting and dangerous side of science.

Collage of some best books of 2022 with gift bow
Sheryn Morris, December 19, 2022

From all of us at the Los Angeles Public Library, at the Central Library, and the 72 branches, we are pleased to announce the best books of 2022 as selected by our staff, who volunteered their recommendations. Since 2011 LAPL Reads has been presenting these.

Author Kiersten White and her debut horror novel, Hide
Daryl M., December 15, 2022

Kiersten White is the #1 New York Times bestselling, Bram Stoker Award-winning, and critically acclaimed author of many books, including the

Lucky Girl: How I Became a Horror Writer A Krampus Story novel by M. Rickert
Daryl M., December 01, 2022

Before earning her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, M. Rickert worked as a kindergarten teacher, coffee shop barista, Disneyland balloon vendor, and personnel assistant in Sequoia National Park.

Author Marion Deeds and her latest novel, Comeuppance Served Cold
Daryl M., November 22, 2022

Marion Deeds was born in Santa Barbara, California, and moved to northern California when she was five. She loves the redwoods, the ocean, dogs, and crows.

Author Gillian McAllister and her latest book, Wrong Place, Wrong Time
Daryl M., November 17, 2022

Gillian McAllister has been writing for as long as she can remember. She graduated with an English degree before working as a lawyer. She lives in Birmingham, England, where she now writes full-time.