Rebecca Lund Belliston studied music and information systems at BYU and Utah State, where she met her husband, Troy. They now live in Michigan with their five children. In addition to writing novels, Rebecca writes and arranges music. She wrote her first song at six and has been composing ever since. Her first novel, Sadie, was published by Deseret Book. The sequel, Augustina, is due out late 2013.
Carolyn Twede Frank grew up in Payson, Utah. Ever since elementary school she has loved to write. In junior high and high school she was on the newspaper staff. and had her own column: Carolyn’s Corner. After marrying, raising five kids, and growing her manufacturing business to a point it was viable to sell, Carolyn rediscovered her love of writing. Carolyn now lives in Kaysville, Utah and writes Young adult /Middle grade historical and speculative fiction.
Carolyn is author of The Big Debate, the first book in the Literary Loom series.
A.L. Sowards was born in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in Moses Lake, Washington. As a child, she wrote self-illustrated storybooks at her grandparent’s house and attended her first writer’s conference when she was in third grade.
Now a busy mom of twin toddlers she still loves to read and write. She is the author of Espionage, and her latest is Sworn Enemy published by Covenant Communications.
G. Sheldon Martin is a seminary teacher and a licensed mental health counselor. He grew up in Palmdale, California; attended Ricks College and BYU; and served a mission to Paris, France. He is a well respected speaker at Education Week, EFY, Best of EFY, and at youth conferences around the country. With a master’s degree in mental health counseling, he specializes in the areas of parenting, marriage, anxiety, depression, pornography addiction, and struggling teens. He and his wife, Nicole, are the parents of five children. Sheldon is author of Be Still: Using Gospel Principles to Lower Anxiety.
Carole Thayne Warburton lives with her husband of more than thirty years in rural northern Utah. She is a teacher, potter, and writer, and she enjoys hiking in the mountains around her home. Her other novels include Sun Tunnels and Secrets (2010) and Just Shy of Paradise (2011). Poaching Daisies is Carole Thayne Warburton’s fifth published novel. She has visited the area this novel is set in—Yellowstone National Park and Silver Gate, Montana—more than seventy times. She writes about her experiences and her books at carolethayne.blogspot.com.
Nick Galieti, host of The Good Word, is also a Deseret News contributor. Each interview will be submitted in article form to the Deseret News for print. The hope is to make each interview a regular column for the Mormon Times. Who knows… with enough traffic this thing might just take off.
Robert Millet was the first article submitted and the first article published. Here is a link to the article.
Lindy Kerby is the mother of 7 children. In addition to being a mother, she is a singer-songwriter-composer-programmer-speaker-learner-etc! Her latest project has been a visual basic program to calculate food storage with recipes. Her latest CD is Thy God, My God, and she blogs about her music on her site The Stories Behind the Songs.
To visit Lindy Kerby’s website, or to download her free LDS Music Sheet music visit her site.
The old saying goes, a picture is worth 1,000 words. If that saying is true, then Kent Miles has probably composed more “words” than most. Kent Miles has been doing documentary photography for over 35 years. His mission is to invest the photographs I create with gracious honesty, enduring beauty, and significance that increases with the passage of time.
Stephanie Dibb Sorensen is a mother to three children. She likes to consider them publicly charming and privately relentless. She and her husband, Matt, recently landed in Utah after spending the first decade of their marriage in the South and the Midwest. Their family enjoys camping together and taking road trips, and Stephanie loves to use all of their life experiences as case studies in how we study, teach, and write about the gospel. After starting a blog several years ago, she discovered a passion for sharing real life stories mixed with real doctrine. From that journey came her book Covenant Motherhood. Stephanie teaches as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Church History and Doctrine at BYU and presents regularly at Especially for Youth. When she’s not busy with her various projects, she loves napping, eating out at restaurants, reading books, taking long walks, and other activities that make no noise.