Local Author Programs

At the Escondido Public Library, we offer a wide-range of programs to support local authors! From the Escondido Writers Group to our Local Author Collection, our goal is to nurture and foster local writing and talent in the Escondido area and beyond! Interested in having your author program at the Library or participating in a Library author talk? Click here for our policy for hosting author programs.


Congratulations to the 4th Annual Writing Competition Winners


1st Place: Emeline by Lesley Downie

2nd Place: Love, Mom by Tricia Elisara

3rd Place, Invisible Pirhana by Char Cyrus



Shekinah Kifer

Shekinah Kifer is an editor and poet who has worked for several literary journals including Poetry International, pacificREVIEW, and Fiction International. She is a graduate of San Diego State University, where she earned both her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Master’s degree in Children’s Literature. Shekinah currently resides in Escondido and often be found wandering the stacks of nearby libraries and bookstores looking for her next favorite story.

Devan Crable

Devan Crable writes as S. Benjdar. She is the author of Love Kills A Curse which will be published this Spring, 2023, a fantasy-romance story filled with time travel and a love triangle. Currently, she is working on a two-book series entitled Chaotic Web. She is also the host of two critique groups and a participant in two others.


Get Started with Biblioboard!

Biblioboard is an eBook platform that allows you to read eBooks by local authors! Click the link above to get started. You can also download the Biblioboard app for Android and Apple devices!

Are you thinking about self-publishing your own book? You can now create, edit, format and generate print-ready and eBook formats for your book—no matter how far along it may be by using the Pressbooks service by Biblioboard! You can even choose to register your book with the Indie Author Project!