Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library



Collage of favorite books

My Favorite Books of 2023

December 28, 2023

Season’s Readings everyone! As is generally true, there have been some marvelous books published in 2023, and I’m thrilled to share my favorites with you.

Author Daniel Sweren-Becker and his latest novel, Kill Show: A True Crime Novel

Interview With an Author: Daniel Sweren-Becker

November 16, 2023

Daniel Sweren-Becker is an author, television writer, and playwright living in Los Angeles. His play Stress Positions premiered in New York City at the SoHo Playhouse. He grew up in Manhattan.

Author Connie Willis and her latest novel, The Road to Roswell

Interview With an Author: Connie Willis

November 09, 2023

Connie Willis is a member of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and a Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

Author Lina Rather and her newest book, A Season of Monstrous Conceptions

Interview With an Author: Lina Rather

November 02, 2023

Lina Rather is a speculative fiction author and graduate student living in Central New York. Her short fiction has appeared in venues including Lightspeed, Podcastle, and Shimmer.

Author Hajar Yazdiha and her book, The Struggle for the People’s King

Interview With an Author: Hajar Yazdiha

October 26, 2023

Hajar Yazdiha's an Assistant Professor of Sociology, a faculty affiliate of the Equity Research Institute, and a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar (2023-2025).

Author S.L. Coney and her debut novel Wild Spaces

Interview With an Author: S.L. Coney

October 12, 2023

S. L. Coney obtained a master's degree in clinical psychology before abandoning academia to pursue a writing career. The author has ties to South Carolina and roots in St. Louis.

Author Fulton Ross and his debut novel, The Unforgiven Dead

Interview With an Author: Fulton Ross

October 05, 2023

Fulton Ross is a writer and journalist from the Scottish Highlands. A graduate of Scottish literature and history from Glasgow University, he has worked on national newspapers for more than a decade.