Famous Mormon Authors
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James Dashner

James was born and raised in Georgia, but now resides in Utah. He will always be a southerner, and Braves fan, and Falcons fan, and Hawks fan, and Bulldogs fan at heart.He attended BYU, studied accounting, and fulfilled his lifetime goal of being a true nerd when he received his CPA. But he will always claim to be a creative person first, accounting geek second. NBA superstar was third, but he hasn't gotten that far yet. Check out his web page to see the many books he has written.


Chad Daybell


Chad has written more than 20 books for the LDS market. He is known for his bestselling novels such as Chasing Paradise and Escape to Zion, as well as his non-fiction books for youth, including The Aaronic Priesthood and The Youth of Zion. He and his wife Tammy also created the popular Tiny Talks series for Primary children.

Chad has recently completed the five-volume Standing in Holy Places fiction series, which takes place in the years leading to the Second Coming.

Learn more about Chad and his books at his website www.cdaybell.com


Sheri L. Dew

Sheri Dew graduated from Brigham Young University. She served as second counselor in the general Relief Society from 1997 to 2002. In March 2003 the White House appointed her a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations. She is also the author of the biographies of President Gordon B. Hinckley and President Ezra Taft Benson and the inspirational book No Doubt About It  Deseretbook.com

Richard Paul

In 1992, he wrote a story for his two young daughters. That story, called The Christmas Box, went on to become a #1 New York Times best-seller and is now published in 18 languages with more than 8 millions copies in print worldwide. In 1995 it was made into an Emmy Award winning TV special. His latest book: The Five Lessons A Millionaire Taught Me is now available.

 Richard Paul Evans.com


Richard and Linda Eyre
Co-authors of seven best-selling books including The Book of Nurturing (2003), The Happy Family (2001) and How to Talk to Your Child About Sex (1999). They were also the co-hosts of the national weekly cable television show "Families are Forever." They live with their family in Salt Lake City, Utah and McLean, Virginia, and lecture throughout the world on family, balance and values.

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Terri Ferran

Terri Ferran grew up in a small Colorado town that offered little in the way of entertainment. She escaped through reading (and later on a Continental Trailways bus), and although the town didn't have a library, she eagerly anticipated the coming of the Bookmobile and would check out stacks of books at a time.

She moved to Utah as a high school senior where she joined the LDS Church and met her husband, Tod. She dreamed of being a writer but took the safe route of becoming a CPA. She finally got brave enough to quit working in the safe world of numbers to pursue her dream of writing and also to spend more time with her children. She got her first book, Finding Faith published in 2007 and is excited to be living her dream of writing in real life.

Check out her website at www.terriferran.com

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Shannon Hale

Shannon Hale started writing books at age ten and never stopped, eventually earning an MFA in Creative Writing. After nineteen years of writing and dozens of rejections, she published her first book, The Goose Girl, an ALA Teens� Top Ten. Enna Burning and River Secrets are companion books to Goose. Princess Academy is a Newbery Honor Book and New York Times best seller. Austenland, her first book for adults, is a Book Sense pick. She and her husband are co-writing a series of graphic novels for kids.

Official website of Shannon Hale

Chris Heimerdinger
Chris Heimerdinger
For over ten years he has brought adventure and fantasy to LDS readers. His first novel, Tennis Shoes Among the Nephites, published in 1989, continues to thrill readers young and old and inspire a greater appreciation for the Book of Mormon. One of the goals of these books is to bring the reader back to the scriptures. As Chris has stated before, "I'm most grateful when readers tell me they went to the scriptures to see how much I got right. Better yet if they linger there."

Tracy Hickman

It was in 1981 -- between jobs and wanting to buy shoes for his children -- that he approached TSR about buying two of his modules . . . and ended up with a job instead. That job led to his association with Margaret Weis and their first publication together: Dragonlance Chronicles. Since 1985 they have jointly authored over thirty books. Tracy's first two solo novels, Requiem of Stars and The Immortals, were published in the spring of 1996. Tracy remains highly active in his church.

  An interview with Author Tracy Hickman by Rob Johnston , FamousMormons.NET


  David Howard David was born in Utah and raised in Arizona. He has a graduate degree in playwriting from the University of Utah. Wrote a short play titled Electric Roses which has been published in an anthology by Samuel French Books. Wrote the story and co-wrote the screenplay for the movie Galaxy Quest (1999).

Janet Kay Jensen

Janet Kay Jensen is an award-winning author of Don�t You Marry the Mormon Boys (Bonneville Books, Cedar Fort Press, 2007) and co-author of The Book Lover's Cookbook, Recipes Inspired by Celebrated Works of Literature and the Passages That Feature Them (Wenger & Jensen, Ballantine Books, 2003). Her work also appears in Healing Ministry Journal, Writing Secrets, Everton's Family History Magazine, ByLine, Meridian, and The Magic of Stories. She holds degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from Utah State University and Northwestern University and is an adult literacy tutor. She is a member of Author's Guild and has won numerous awards from the League of Utah Writers. She and her husband are the parents of three college student sons.



Steven L. Kent


Steven spent 15 years as the leading journalist in video games.  He wrote columns for MSNBC, The Japan Times, and the Los Angeles Times.  He wrote �The Ultimate History of Video Games� (published by Crown Book), which to date is now six years old and still outsells any book released on the topic.  Senator Joseph Lieberman has invited him to participate in his annual Video Game Report Card in Washington D.C. for 10 years straight, Steven has appeared on NPR, the NBC Nightly News, and the Today Show.  He is  currently writing  a monthly column on video games for Boy�s Life. 

His books include  �The Clone Republic,�.  The sequel, �Rogue Clone,� .  (The publisher of these books is Ace Book, a subsidiary of Penguin.)

Born in California and raised in Hawaii, he served as a missionary for the LDS Church between the years of 1979 and 1981.  During that time, he worked as a Spanish-speaking missionary serving migrant farm workers in southern Idaho.

Erin Klingler

The author of the novel, Love Beyond Tomorrow.  It's a story about love, about staying true to oneself, about having the courage to love and trust, and knowing which paths of life to follow.  Its themes are of interest to young women and women alike.


Robert Kirby

A Very talented columnist for the "other" newspaper in Salt Lake City I guarantee you will laugh at his "stuff" He has been called " the Mormon Lampoonist"

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