Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library



Author Peter Blauner and his latest novel, Picture in the Sand

Interview With an Author: Peter Blauner

January 19, 2023

Peter Blauner's career has spanned several generations of New York City storytelling, and several mediums as well.

Author Lavie Tidhar and his latest novel, Neom

Interview With an Author: Lavie Tidhar

January 11, 2023

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

Author Kathryn Harkup and her latest book, Superspy Science

Interview With an Author: Dr. Kathryn Harkup

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 favorite books by author

My Favorite Books of 2022

December 29, 2022

Season’s Readings everyone!

Author Kiersten White and her debut horror novel, Hide

Interview With an Author: Kiersten White

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

Interview With an Author: M. Rickert

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

Interview With an Author: Marion Deeds

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

Interview With an Author: Gillian McAllister

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.