- Author Angela Scott was named Utah Writer of the Year at the League of Utah Writers awards ceremony on Sept. 14.
Scott also received a League of Utah Gold Quill Award for her young adult contemporary novel, "Desert Rice" (Evolved Publishing, $12.95), the league's highest award in the General Fiction category.
Scott is best recognized as an author of zombie novels. What started as a simple writing exercise between friends has spiraled into a three-book deal with Evolved Publishing and has since received numerous awards.
Scott, who was born and raised in Utah, lives along the Wasatch Mountains with her husband and three kids. She received her English degree from Utah State University, and is the award-winning author of four books with the fifth, "Dead Plains," the final installment in The Zombie West Series, being published in October.
- Weber State University professor Branden Little will lead a discussion on "Spy Handler: Memoir of a KGB Officer" (Basic Books, $18.99) by Victor Cherkashin at 7 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the Brigham City Library, 26 E. Forest St.
Cherkashin, a retired senior KGB officer, working with Feifer, a former Moscow correspondent for Radio Free Europe, gives readers an insider's view of the spy business from just after World War II through the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.
For more information, call 435-723-5850.
- The authors of "Persistence of Polygamy: From Joseph Smith's Martyrdom to the First Manifesto, 1844 to 1890" (Volume II) will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, in the Lindquist Alumni Center, 1235 E. 4100 South, Ogden.
The lecture, which is the first of the Weber Historical Society's Fall 2013 Lecture Series, is free and open to the public.
- Best-selling author Richard Paul Evans, of Salt Lake City, will sign copies of his latest young adult novel "Michael Vey: Battle of the Ampere" (Simon Pulse, $17.99) for Costco members only, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Costco, 3656 Wall Ave., South Ogden.
In the novel, a 14-year-old named Michael Vey at Meridian High School is no ordinary teen, but not because he has Tourette's Syndrome. He possesses electrical powers, and in this third book, Michael and his friends must battle the power-hungry Elgen and disrupt their plans to rule the world.
- The King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City will host the following events this week:
-- Utahn Brandon Sanderson will read from and sign the first book in his new young adult trilogy, "Steelheart" (Delacorte Press, $18.99) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25. Sanderson is an award-winning author who is best known for his Mistborn series and his work in finishing Robert Jordan's epic fantasy series, "The Wheel of Time."
-- Fortune 500 consultant and author Linda Galindo, of Park City, will sign her book, "Where Winners Live" (Jossey-Bass, $25.95) at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, and lead a discussion about how to bring accountability into your organization and personal life.
-- Poet C. D. Wright, of Rhode Island, will read from and sign her collection of poetry "One With Others" (Copper Canyon Press, $18) at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. The book is a finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award.
-- Children's book author Kate DiCamillo, of Minnesota, will read from and sign her new book, "Flora and Ulysses" (Candlewick, $17.99), at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. The novel is interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences and full-page illustrations. DiCamillo's novel "The Tale of Desperaux" won the Newbery Award.
The King's English Bookshop is at 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City. www.kingsenglish.com.
- Morgan author Mechelle McDermott shares what helped her endure the tragic events brought by four suicides in the family in "When the Devil Visits" (Tate Publishing, $12.99).
McDermott shares how she constructed a life plan as a teenager and implemented patterns from successful families she met.