Our Authors

Michelle Sagara West

Michelle Sagara West doesn’t watch much television these days because she’s still in mourning for “Firefly.” That said, she watches the DVDs on a semiregular basis and has traumatized other new viewers by forgetting to mention that the series was cancelled when she loans the set out. She can talk about “Firefly” for hours on end. And sometimes, she talks to the right people (see, editor). She is also a novelist who has eight published novels as Michelle West and four novels originally published as Michelle Sagara, which will be reprinted by BenBella Books, one every six months, starting in September 2005.

John G. West

John West

A general surgeon by training, Dr. John G. West became fascinated with the multidisciplinary team approach to breast cancer care in the mid 1980’s. His previous experience as a pioneer in the development of regional trauma systems set the stage for his interest in developing a team approach to breast care. Dr. West opened Orange County’s first breast care center in 1988, and over the past 20 yrs has been on the cutting edge of developing a team approach to the care of patients with breast problems. He was cofounder and chairman of the board of the Breast Health Awareness Foundation, which is a community outreach program dedicated to the early detection of breast cancer. Dr. West has been named a Best Doctor in America and has been recognized as one of the “Best Doctors in Orange County.” He has been the lead author in 20 peer review articles and has written two previous books.

Books by John G. West

Kim West, LCSW-C

Kim West, LCSW-C is a mom of two who has been a practicing child and family social worker for over 25 years. She has personally helped over twenty thousand families all over the world gently teach their children how to fall asleep—and fall back asleep without leaving them to cry it out alone. She started training Gentle Sleep Coaches internationally in 2010 and has appeared as a child sleep expert on numerous magazines, newspapers, and television programs including Dr. Phil, TODAY, and Good Morning America.

Scott Westerfeld

Scott Westerfeld is the author of five science fiction novels for adults and three sets of books for young adults, including Midnighters and Uglies. Born in Texas, Westerfeld splits his time between New York City and Sydney, Australia.

Books edited by Scott Westerfeld

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Ken Wharton

Ken Wharton is a physics professor at San Jose State University. He is also the author of the science fiction novel Divine Intervention, along with a handful of short stories. For his fiction, Ken has been a finalist for the John W. Campbell award for best new writer, the Philip K. Dick award and the Nebula award.

Tripp Whetsell

Tripp Whetsell is a New York-based author, entertainment journalist and critic specializing in comedy, television, film, music and pop culture history. His work has appeared both in print and online for such publications as VanityFair.com, TV Guide, The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, The New York Times, New York Magazine, New York Daily News, Closer Weekly, The Los Angeles Times and The Hollywood Reporter. This is his third book.

Books by Tripp Whetsell

Kiersten White

Kiersten White lives with her family near the ocean, where her life is perfectly normal. This abundance of normal led her to a fascination with all things paranormal, including vampires, faeries, and pop culture. Visit her at kierstenwhite.com, and please don’t hate her for bashing Stefan. She still thinks he’s pretty.

Stephanie Whiteside

Stephanie Whiteside recently graduated from the George Washington University with a B.A. in political communication, where she learned the fine art of procrastination by watching “Gilmore Girls” and knitting when she should have been writing papers. Stephanie currently lives in Northern Virginia with her cats Fred and Padma, and spends her time watching more TV than is probably healthy, writing, and attempting to convince the government to give her a job. In the meantime, she teaches knitting and is cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.

Glenna Whitley

An award-winning investigative reporter, Glenna Whitley specializes in writing about crime and the legal system. A staff writer for the Dallas Observer since November 2003, she’s been executive editor and senior writer for D Magazine and a feature writer for the Dallas Morning News. Whitley’s freelance work has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Texas Monthly, Penthouse, Glamour, Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, More, New York Times, Town & Country and many more. She is co-author with B. G. Burkett of the acclaimed nonfiction book Stolen Valor about the Vietnam War, published in 1998. The subject of three segments for TV newsmagazine “20/20,” including one that won a CINE Award, Stolen Valor received the 2000 William E. Colby Award for writing on military affairs at Norwich University. The subject of hundreds of stories in magazines and newspapers, Stolen Valor is now in development as a TV series. Her story “Crazy White Mother,” published in the Dallas Observer, received the prestigious Texas Headliner’s Award for investigative journalism in 2003, her third such award. The judges said: “This is a remarkable example of hard-digging reporting on an elusive subject, delivered in a fast-moving narrative form that tells an amazing tale with color and clarity.” In addition, “Crazy White Mother” was a finalist for the 2003 Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Writing Award. Whitley’s story “Evil Eyes,” the saga of serial killer Coral Eugene Watts published in June 2003 by the Dallas Observer, was featured in an anthology of the best writing from alternative newspapers published by Penguin in 2005. Another story was included in D Magazine’s Dallas: The 30 Greatest Stories Ever Told, published September 2004. Whitley has received numerous awards for investigative reporting on criminal affairs from the Texas Bar Association, the Dallas Bar Association, the Dallas Press Club and the City and Regional Magazine Association. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Whitley lives in Dallas with her husband Peter and two sons, Eric and Andrew.