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Jewel Adams

Jewel Adams was born and raised in the projects of Asheville, North Carolina. Her hard childhood spurred
her imagination, and those imaginings fueled her love for writing. She continued to develop that love for
writing in junior high, which consisted of mainly poetry. She moved to Utah in 1989 and started to write
seriously a few years later. She is a wife and a mother of eight children. Jewel has  published  four
exciting and touching novels .

Linda P. Adams

Linda is the author of two novels on the Last Days (or "end times"), and has co-authored two nonfiction books. She has published short fiction and poetry in Calyx, Lynx Eye, Irreantum, and Limestone Circle

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Shirley Bahlmann

Best selling author and Motivational speaker Check out Shirley's website for information about the the many books she has written !



Julie Coulter Bellon

Julie Coulter Bellon is the award-winning author of more than a dozen romantic suspense novels. Her books almost always have characters that are in the military and law enforcement and she�s made many great friends in that field who help make her characters as authentic as possible.  One of her most treasured experiences was when she was put into contact with a Marine who was stationed in Iraq at the time. His unit would gather around the computer after they�d come in from their mission of disarming IEDs along the roadsides and they would patiently answer all her questions.  One of the things they told her during those sessions was that they missed having candy from home, like Skittles.  So Julie arranged a Skittles for Soldiers food drive at all her booksignings and was able to collect 900 lbs of food and hygiene items for our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan�just to make sure our soldiers knew they weren�t forgotten and were appreciated.  

 Julie has appeared on television and radio, and regularly teaches at writing conferences to help others improve their craft. She loves to travel and her favorite cities so far are Athens, Paris, Ottawa, and London. Her goals are to visit Hawaii, Australia, Ireland, and Scotland someday. She loves to read, write, teach, watch Castle, Hawaii Five-O, and eat Canadian chocolate. Not necessarily in that order.

Find out more about Julie at www.juliebellon.com or see her writing and publishing tips as well as her take on life on her blog

 You can find her on Pinterest here https://www.pinterest.com/juliebellon8/

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Jeff Benedict

Jeff Benedict

Author   I Am A Mormon talks about his rare and remarkable experience writing the bestselling book The Mormon Way of Doing Business and shares the motivating and faith-promoting stories of the contributors to the book. He shares behind the seven stories that help shape the book as well as experiences that shaped and nurtured his own faith.

He is a writer and creative consultant for NFL Films on a documentary on Steve Young that will air on the NFL Network. Jeff is also an executive producer on the motion picture film “Little Pink House,” which is based on his book by the same title. Currently, Jeff is writing a biography on Tiger Woods for Simon & Schuster. http://www.jeffbenedict.com/index.php/about-jeff

Trina Boice

Trina Boice


Trina Boice is the author of 21 books and currently teaches at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School in Las Vegas, as well as for BYU-I online.  She loves movies and writes reviews at www.MovieReviewMaven.blogspot.com

She was honored as the California Young Mother of the Year in 2004, an award which completely amuses her 4 sons.  She now writes for Homemaking-Cottage.com, BigWorldNetwork.com and is the Entertainment News Editor for BellaOnline.com. 

Trina earned 2 Master�s degrees and 2 Bachelor�s degrees and competed in college on the Speech and Debate team and the Ballroom Dance Team.   

Trina also studied at the University of Salamanca in Spain and later returned there to serve an LDS mission in Madrid for 1 � years.  She has a Real Estate license, Travel Agent license, and a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.

She worked as a Legislative Assistant for a Congressman in Washington D.C., and was given the �Points of Light� Award and Presidential Volunteer Service Award for her domestic and international community service.

Trina was selected by KPBS in San Diego to be a political correspondent during the last presidential election.  If she told you what she really did she�d have to kill you.  www.TrinaBoice.com


Laura M. Brotherson

Laura Mason Brotherson graduated from Brigham Young University, and has written a book about sexual intimacy and marital oneness entitled, "And They Were Not Ashamed -- Strengthening Marriage through Sexual Fulfillment." Laura is a marriage and family life educator certified by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), and is working on her licensing as a marriage and family therapist (MFT) and a certified sex therapist to become the rare breed of a Mormon female sex therapist. Laura serves on the executive committee of the LDS Marriage Network.

Laura shares her passion for building strong marriages and families as an author, intimacy educator, and relationship consultant. She writes for an LDS magazine, publishes an electronic newsletter entitled, "Straight Talk about Strengthening Marriage," and speaks in various venues from couples� cruises and conferences to television and radio shows. She also maintains a website and marriage blog at www.StrengtheningMarriage.com where she is a trusted resource for education, products and services to strengthen marriages intimately!

Laura and her husband, Kevin, are the founders of Strengthening Marriage, Inc.

Anne Bradshaw


She gained recognition for her short stories in the New Era. Her inspirational fiction has appeared in the magazine for over twelve years. Anne writes about the two things she knows and loves, The Church and England. She is the first published English LDS writer of intrigue involving British members of The Church. Terracotta Summer (2000) and Chamomile Winter (2001).

Anne Bradshaw.com

John Bytheway

John Bytheway was born and raised in Salt Lake City, and he served his mission in the Philippines. Following his mission he attended the University of Utah, and later graduated from BYU.

John is a part-time instructor at BYU, where he teaches the Book of Mormon. He recently received his Master's Degree in Religious Education.

Photo: Bob Henderson

Orson Scott Card


Nobody had ever won the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel two years in a row, until Orson Scott Card received them for Ender's Game and its sequel, Speaker for the Dead, in 1986 and 1987. Perhaps Card's most innovative work is his American fantasy series The Tales of Alvin Maker, whose first six volumes, Seventh Son (1987), Red Prophet (1988), Prentice Alvin (1989), Alvin Journeyman (1995), Heartfire (1999) and Crystal City (2003) are set in a magical version of the American frontier. Nauvoo.com  About Orson Scott Card    CNN interview with Orson Scott Card, 23 Aug 1999

Shawn Childers

Shawn B. Childers was born in Kentucky, the second son of convert parents.  He was born a few years after his parents and older brother were sealed in the Mesa Arizona temple but he and a younger sister were "born in the covenant".  He served a mission in Oakland, California in the mid-70's and married his wife, Diana, in the Washington D. C. temple.  They are currently active members of the Indianapolis Indiana North Stake.

In February 2007, his second novel, Earth Incorporated, was released.  This science fiction tale describes a future world in which a business corporation controlled largely by alien investors (alien, as in from other planets) attempts to take over the world.

Ina Coolbrith



In 1851 a the age of ten, Ina traveled to California with her mother and step father, William Pickett.  Her first poems were published when she was only 12.  At the age of 17, her infant son died tragically and her marriage dissolved.  In 1906, she lost her home and all her possessions in the San Francisco fire.  Through the generosity of the best known writers of the day, another home was built for her.  During her lifetime, she received many honors.  In 1915, she was named the first poet laureate of California.
Sources: California Authors, San Francisco History and Jack London's Ranch Album

She was born in Nauvoo to Don Carlos Smith (Joseph's brother) and Agnes Coolbrith.  They named her Josephine Donna Smith.  Her father died of malaria the year of her birth.  Her mother became a plural wife to Joseph Smith and then George A. Smith Source: The Wives of Joseph Smith


Tanja Crouch


Following 15 years working in the music business including, most notably, stints as an agent for Vince Gill, Randy Travis and other artists, and 5 years as vice president of Barbara Orbison Productions, working with the masters, publishing and merchandising of Roy Orbison, Crouch made a career change to devote her energies to writing.  Her first book was 100 Careers in the Music Business (2001).  She teaches the 17-18 year-old Sunday School class in the Carnton Ward and with her husband, writer Kevin Crouch, she works in the Nashville, Tennessee Temple.


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