Michelle Wilson Interview – Episode 2.6

Michelle Wilson writes light speculative fiction and inspirational non-fiction…but her first love is teaching and speaking. She likes to infuse humor and simple truths in what she writes and speaks about. Michelle has a passion for empowering women through humor and education.

She is a stay at home mom, and finds joy in her faith, family, laughter and anything chocolate. And she really, really love ice cream.

Michelle blogs at www.michellewilsonatlarge.com and is the author of the book Does This Insecurity Make Me Look Fat?

To purchase a copy of Michelle Wilson’s book, click here.


Ty Mansfield Interview – Episode 2.5

Ty Mansfield is a marriage and family therapist currently living in Provo, Utah, with his wife and their two kids. He chronicled his own spiritual journey with same-sex attraction as co-author of In Quiet Desperation: Understanding the Challenge of Same-Gender Attraction (released by Deseret Book, in 2004) and later compiled Voices of Hope: Latter-day Saint Perspectives on Same-Gender Attraction—An Anthology of Gospel Teachings and Personal Essays (also released by Deseret Book in 2011). He also co-directs the Voices of Hope Project, a website extension of the book, and has been featured in the May/June 2013 issue of LDS Living magazine and on the Church website mormonsandgays.org. Ty is a co-founder and the current president of the nonprofit organization North Star, a faith-affirming support organization for LDS individuals and families affected by homosexuality and who desire to live within the framework of the doctrines and teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Visit Voices of Hope here.

For more on the NorthStar organization click here.


Lacey West Interview – Episode 162

Lacey West is a wife, mother, and registered nurse. She was born and raised in Delta Utah and graduated with honors from Southern Utah University in Nursing. She enjoys writing, spending time with family, playing the violin, sewing and fishing. Motivated by a desire to conquer her own depression, she spent years researching mental health topics. She is the author of Living in the Light. Joining us all the way from her home in Wichita, Kansas.

Visit Lacey West’s website, click here.


Christy Monson Interview #2 – Episode 156

Christy has published articles in The Ensign, Friend, and other children’s periodicals. Christy Monson received a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from UNLV and established a successful counseling practice. She and her husband are now retired and living in Ogden, UT. Christy Monson first appeared on The Good Word podcast back in Episode 119. She is back to talk more about her book, Love, Hugs, and Hope: When Scary Things Happen, and Becoming Free: A Woman’s Guide to Internal Strength.

Visit ChristyMonson.com for more information on her books.


Kylee Shields Interview – Episode 143

Kylee Shields has traveled the world but currently calls Arizona her home.. She graduated from BYU with a BA in English and a minor in Linguistics. With passions in Social Work, Kylee works as a Shadow (otherwise known as a family therapist) at The Anasazi Foundation, who’s work focuses on children in their teenage years..

When she is not being a counselor, Kylee love listening to and producing music—singing, writing songs, and playing the piano. She is the author of the book Make it Happen: A guide to Happiness for Lds Singles.

To find out more about Kylee Sheilds, and to buy her book, click here.


Rebecca Rode Interview – Episode 141

Rebecca Rode caught the writing bug early in life, writing and illustrating stories in small journals her mother gave her at age nine. She received her bachelor’s degree from BYU in child development with a minor in english. Rebecca began writing for Schooled magazine in 2006. In 2011, she became a contributor for KSL.com, and the Deseret News in Salt Lake City. Rebecca enjoys traveling, eating authentic Italian gelatos, and indulging her husband’s chocolate-banana shakes. Rebecca is the author of the self help book, How to Have Peace When You’re Falling to Pieces.

To buy a copy of Rebecca Rode’s book, click here.

To buy a signed copy of Rebecca Rode’s Book (limited supply) click here.



Episode 129 – Interview with G. Sheldon Martin

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.

To purchase G. Sheldon Martin books, visit Deseret Book.


Episode 119 – Interview with Christy Monson

Christy grew up around her grandmother who loved to read her stories. From an early age she would become engaged and captivated when listening to the tales spin out before her. Later in life, when reading to children of her own, she continued to keep the magic alive. Christy continues to this day writing stories for young children. Her writings feature stories about the pioneer prophets with insights into their lives, cooking, as well as children’s books about how to cope with the tragedies and challenges that happen in life.

Christy has published articles in The Ensign, Friend, and other children’s periodicals. Christy Monson received a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from UNLV and established a successful counseling practice. She and her husband are now retired and living in Ogden, UT.

For more information on Christy Monson, visit her website.


Episode 117 – Interview with Tanya Parker Mills

Tanya Parker Mills is the author of two novels, A NIGHT ON MOON HILL and THE RECKONING. The Reckoning has won multiple awards, including the 2010 Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Award for Mainstream/Literary Fiction. She grew up overseas in the violent Middle East, so the stories she writes seek to bridge cultures in some way, whether they be national, religious, political, or even social. She currently resides in Washington State with her husband, son, and two cats, and is working on her third novel.

To buy A Night on Moon Hill by Tanya Parker Mills click here.