Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library



Author Ryan La Sala and his latest novel, Be Dazzled

Interview With an Author: Ryan La Sala

June 03, 2021

Ryan La Sala grew up in Connecticut, but only physically.

Author Kathryn Harkup and her latest book, Vampirology

Interview With an Author: Dr. Kathryn Harkup

May 27, 2021

Kathryn Harkup is a chemist and author. Kathryn completed a doctorate on her favorite chemicals, phosphines, and went on to further postdoctoral research before realizing that talking, writing, and demonstrating science appealed a bit more than hours slaving over a hot fume-hood.

Author P. Djeli Clark and his novel, A Master of Djinn

Interview With an Author: P. Djeli Clark

May 20, 2021

Born in New York and raised mostly in Houston, P. Djeli Clark spent the formative years of his life in the homeland of his parents, Trinidad and Tobago.

Young Adult author Dahlia Adler and her latest novel, That Way Madness Lies

Interview With an Author: Dahlia Adler

April 29, 2021

Dahlia Adler is an editor of mathematics by day, a book blogger by night, and a Young Adult author at every spare moment in between.

Author Susan Penner and her first novel, The Lost Apothecary

Interview With an Author: Sarah Penner

April 22, 2021

Sarah Penner works full-time in finance and is a member of the Historical Novel Society and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. She and her husband live in St. Petersburg, Florida with their miniature dachshund, Zoe.

Author Pip Williams and her first novel, The Dictionary of Lost Words

Interview With an Author: Pip Williams

April 19, 2021

Pip Williams was born in London, grew up in Sydney, and now lives in Australia’s Adelaide Hills. She is the author of One Italian Summer, a memoir of her family's travels in search of the good life, which was published in Australia to wide acclaim.

Dr. Batra and Keith R.A. DeCandido and their first novel, Animal

Interview With an Author: Dr. Munish K. Batra & Keith R.A. DeCandido

April 15, 2021

Munish K. Batra’s cosmetic practice is one of the busiest in the nation, and Dr. Batra has been featured in People, The Los Angeles Times, and many other national media outlets.

Author Joshilyn Jackson and her latest novel, Mother May I

Interview With an Author: Joshilyn Jackson

April 12, 2021

Joshilyn Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of nine novels, including Gods in Alabama and

Author W. S. Winslow and her first novel, The Northern Reach

Interview With an Author: W.S. Winslow

April 08, 2021

W. S. Winslow was born and raised in Maine but spent her working life in Boston, New York, and San Francisco. A ninth-generation Mainer, she now lives in a small town Downeast most of the year. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in French from the University of Maine, and an MFA from NYU.