The Library will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in observance of Juneteenth.

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library



Author Michael Zapata and his latest book, The Lost Book of Adana Moreau

Interview With an Author: Michael Zapata

September 17, 2020

Michael Zapata is a founding editor of the award-winning MAKE: Literary Magazine. He is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Award for Fiction; the City of Chicago DCASE Individual Artist Program award; and a Pushcart Nomination.

Author Caroline B. Cooney and her latest novel, Before She Was Helen

Interview With an Author: Caroline B. Cooney

September 10, 2020

Caroline B. Cooney is the bestselling author of teen suspense, mystery and romance novels that have sold over 15 million copies worldwide.

Jody David Armour and his latest book, N*gga Theory: Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and the Law

Interview With an Author: Jody Armour

August 27, 2020

Jody David Armour is a professor at the USC Gould School of Law. He has been a member of the faculty since 1995. Armour’s expertise ranges from personal injury claims to claims about the relationship between racial justice, criminal justice, and the rule of law.

Jon Wiener and his latest book, Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties, co-authored with Mike Davis

Interview With an Author: Jon Wiener

August 20, 2020

Jon Wiener is a longtime Contributing Editor at The Nation and host and producer of “Start Making Sense,” the magazine’s weekly podcast. He is an Emeritus Professor of U.S.

Author Chelsea Sedoti and her latest novel, It Came From The Sky

Interview With an Author: Chelsea Sedoti

September 03, 2020

Chelsea Sedoti fell in love with writing at a young age after discovering that making up stories was more fun than doing her schoolwork.

H.G. Parry and her new novel, A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians

Interview With an Author: H.G. Parry

August 13, 2020

H.G. Parry lives in a book-infested flat on the Kapiti Coast in New Zealand, which she shares with her sister, a cat, three guinea-pigs, and two overactive rabbits. She holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from Victoria University of Wellington and has taught English, film, and media studies.

Playwright and screenwriter, Byron Lane and his first novel, A Star is Bored.

Interview With an Author: Byron Lane

August 06, 2020

Byron Lane is a playwright and screenwriter. He's also worked as a journalist and as a personal assistant to celebrities, including Carrie Fisher. He's originally from New Orleans and lives in Los Angeles with his boyfriend and their rescue dog, Tilda.

Author Carrie Vaughn and her latest book, Ghosts of Sherwood

Interview With an Author: Carrie Vaughn

July 30, 2020

Carrie Vaughn is best known for her New York Times bestselling Kitty Norville series of novels about a werewolf named Kitty who hosts a talk radio show for the supernaturally disadvantaged.

Author TJ Kline and his book, The Extraordinaries

Interview With an Author: TJ Klune

July 23, 2020

TJ Klune is a Lambda Literary Award-winning author and an ex-claims examiner for an insurance company.

Author Gretchen Berg and her first novel, The Operator

Interview With an Author: Gretchen Berg

July 21, 2020

Gretchen Berg was born on the East Coast, raised in the Midwest, and spent a number of years in the Pacific Northwest. She has taught English in South Korea and in Northern Iraq and has traveled to all the other continents. A graduate of Iowa State University, she lives in Chicago, Illinois.