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​Author, Writer, and Poet Events at Phoenix Public Library

Join us at Phoenix Public Library for author, writer, and poet events.

Conversations with Arizona Authors:
Darren Burch, Dennis Cooley, E.W. Farnsworth, and Michele Venne

Thursday, November 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Burton Barr Central Library

Join us for a conversation with Arizona authors Darren Burch, Dennis Cooley, E.W. Farnsworth and Michele Venne. Books sales and signings will occur after the program. 

Retired Sergeant Darren Burch is a 29-year veteran with the Phoenix Police Department, and was the Silent Witness Sergeant at the time of his retirement. As the face of Silent Witness he solicited anonymous tips as a regular guest on TV and radio. Today, he still hosts the “5-0 Info” radio show on KTAR. His investigative assignments included detective in the Sex Crimes Detail, detective sergeant in the Crimes Against Children's Unit and night detective sergeant in the Homicide Unit. With three decades of law enforcement experiences, having also held positions with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Military Intelligence, Darren received numerous accolades to include the Medal of Lifesaving, Army Commendation Medal, Arizona Attorney General’s Office - Investigator of the Year Award, the Phoenix Police Department’s Detective of the Year Award, and over 100 Commendations. His title is called Twisted but True.

Dennis J. Cooley is a native to Phoenix, who one day (due to his liking of stories by authors like J.R.R Tolkien and Terry Brooks) was led to writing an Epic Fantasy book of his own: The Prophecies of Rowe, which was the last thing he’d ever expected to do. Before writing, Dennis found enjoyment in playing drums and riding bicycles, thinking he’d be content forever. But writing has helped him find a completely different part of himself, one he enjoys sharing with his readers. His titles include The Prophecies of Rowe - Reappearance and The Prophecies of Rowe - Mouren’s War.

E. W. Farnsworth produces his work from his hometown in Arizona. He has published a multitude of short stories, poems, and fiction both online and in print. E. W. enjoys focusing on the thriller/suspense and sci-fi arena. His titles include: the seven volume John Fulghum, PI, mystery series, Baro Xaimos: A Novel of the Gypsy Holocaust, Among Waterfowl and Other Entertainments, Fairy Tales and Other Fanciful Short Stories, The Witch Games & Other Supernatural Tales, The Black Marble Griffon and Other Disturbing Tales, Pirate Tales, Engaging Rachel, The Wiglaff Chronicles, Volume 1 and 2.

Michele Venne is an award-winning author of novels, poetry, nonfiction, and short stories. She published her first novel in 2008. All of her books include an introductory “Dear Reader” letter and concludes with “Questions to Ponder”. She spends her days with the joyful practices of yoga, teaching, writing, and playing with her horses. She enjoys hearing from her readers! Titles by Michele Venne include: Novels- Of Gifts and the Goddess, Of Dolphins and Desires, The Stars Series - Titles by Michele Venne include the novels Of Gifts and the Goddess, Of Dolphins and Desires, the Stars Series (Of Stars and Secrets, Of Prophecies and Promises), the Tanner Trilogy (Of Art and Air, Of Hoof Prints and Heartbeats and Of Objects and Obsessions), the novellas Roanoak: Nyla’s Curse and Roanoak: Of Shapeshifters and Storms, the poetry collections Yogis All: A Journey of Transformation, Volume I, Lingering Hand of Creation, Cracked Heart: Poetic Thoughts on a Life, Flash Fiction Anthology and Flashes of Light on a Dark and Stormy Night: A Flash Fiction Anthology, the non-fiction title - Creative Play: A Guide for the Artistic Path and coming soon: Everything to Gain, An Asset, Inc. Novel, Roanoak: Of Warriors and Wisdom, Survivors in the After and Of Daggers and Dreamers.

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