Information on Your Favorite Authors

Here’s a great way to find out more about your favorite authors, whether it’s for a school project or just for your own reading interest.

The Scribner’s Writer’s Series database contains information on over 1600 authors. You can find biographical information, a selected bibliography of their work and in many cases, an essay about the writer.

You can search for authors alphabetically, by time period, gender, nationality or literary prize.

View the Scribner’s Writer’s Series from the library or your home computer through our online database page and search for more on your favorite author today!


When and where is Janet Evanovich reading next? Are any romance writers speaking in Baton Rouge in the next month? With, looking for author events is as easy as finding the weather forecast. is an online directory of author events. You can find authors that are coming to your area soon or in the future. You can also search for your favorite authors and track their tours. If you prefer to narrow your searches to authors of a particular genre (romance, mystery, cookbooks), you can do that too.

A host of features allows you to receive updates in a variety of formats. You can get an email update as well as create an RSS feed for your favorite authors (if you want to get all web 2.0 with it). Amazingly, you can also have the events added to your personal online calendar (depending on which software you use) and even create a widget to display on your blog or website.

So the next time that superstar author visits your local bookstore, talking, eating and signing autographs until well past midnight, you’ll be there, rather than reading about it in the paper the next day.