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J.L. Thompson — Author

Posted on Jan 2, 2015 in Authors

J.L. Thompson has written several books on the subjects of ancient and modern mysteries, the origins of religion, mythologies, the occult, politics and history. He has long been interested in the literature of the ancient world. He has made a lifelong study of selected ancient texts and uses many of the accounts of these ancient records as the basis for this A Coming Flood series, including the political intrigues and sophistry of their day, which are eerily similar to those of modern times. The author sees many parallels between the ancient world and the modern, and in this series he draws out those parallels to illustrate that humanity follows similar paths regardless of the epoch. J.L. Thompson is an award winning author, a full time professional writer, ghostwriter and editor. He is the founding writer and Editor-In-Chief of Scottsdale...

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Thom Duncan — Author

Posted on Mar 22, 2014 in Authors

Thom Duncan has written many LDS-oriented plays (one of which, Matters of the Heart, currently anthologized in Saints on Stage, won an award as Best New Play of the Year in 1985), two technical books about Novell software, and several as yet unproduced screenplays. All of his LDS plays are represented by Zion Theatricals. (For more information and production rights, see http://www.ziontheatricals.com.) Moroni Smith in Search of the Gold Plates, his second published novel, is followed up by Moroni Smith and the Sword of Laban, his third published novel NOVELS WRITTEN: Moroni Smith in the Land of Zarahemla (Book 1 in the Moroni Smith Adventures Series) Due in late 2014 Moroni Smith In Search of the Gold Plates (Book 2 in the Moroni Smith Adventures Series) Moroni Smith and the Sword of Laban (Book 3 in the Moroni Smith...

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Jarom Neumann — Illustrator

Posted on Dec 13, 2013 in Authors

Jarom Neumann grew up in  Bountiful, Utah and has been known to draw ever since childhood. He is currently studying animation and story telling at Brigham Young University and is currently the producer and technical supervisor of BYU’s 2013 senior animated 2D film, “Bothered.”             Book Illustrated: The BYU College Survival...

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Abbey Romney — Author

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 in Authors

Abbey Romney is a life-long supporter and graduate of BYU with a bachelor’s degree in communications, an emphasis in print journalism. Abbey has written personal journals, letters, research papers, poetry, stories, a religious symposium article (Selections from the Religious Education Student Symposium 2005), blog posts (abbeywriter.blogspot.com), newspaper articles (freelance for The Salt Lake Tribune), and magazine articles (News of the Church in the Ensign/Liahona). Abbey always looks back on her BYU experience with a smile or chuckle. You can read about her latest writing endeavors at abbeyromney.blogspot.com. Abbey Romney currently lives in West Bountiful, Utah with her husband and two children.           BOOK Authored: The BYU College Survival Handbook...

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L. T. Downing — Author

Posted on Aug 8, 2013 in Authors

L.T. Downing is the author of Get That Gold! and The Pilfered Papers, Books One and Two in the Adventures of the Restoration series, as well as Island of the Stone Boy. She has published fiction for young people in the Friend and New Era magazines. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University and a Master of Arts degree from Texas A&M-Commerce. She also writes literary fiction and served for three years as the fiction editor for Irreantum, the literary journal published by the Association for Mormon Letters, and Sunstone Magazine. She resides in Heath, Texas with her family. Titles with Zion BookWorks: Get That Gold! (Book ONE of the Adventures of the Restoration SERIES) The Pilfered Papers (Book TWO of the Adventures of the Restorations SERIES) Titles in Print with Leicester Bay Books: Island...

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Gayen Wharton — Author

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 in Authors

Gayen Wharton has co-authored several best-selling Utah travel guides and a history of the state with her husband, Tom. Non-Fiction Dinosaurs of Utah and Dino...

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William Slaughter — Author

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 in Authors

William W. Slaughter is a photo historian and the senior archivist at the LDS Church History Library. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in library science from Brigham Young University. His other publications include Joseph Smith’s America: His Life and Times; How We Got the Doctrine and Covenants; 40 Ways to Look at Brigham Young: A New Approach to a Remarkable Man; How We Got the Book of Mormon; Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail; Life In Zion: An Intimate Look at the Latter-day Saints, 1820-1995; and Camping Out in the Yellowstone, 1882. He and his wife, Sheri, and their two adult children, live in Salt Lake City. Non-Fiction Forefathers of the Latter-day...

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Kent Miles — Author/Photographer

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 in Authors

Kent Miles is a native of Salt Lake City and a widely renowned Salt Lake portrait photographer who specializes in fine art portraits in a classic documentary style. After attending the University of Utah, he graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, where Ansel Adams handed him his diploma. He has worked with the Center for Documentary Arts (CDA) for more than 25 years and was a principal contributor to many CDA exhibit and book projects, including “The Other Utahns: A Photographic Portfolio” (1988), “Missing Stories: An Oral History of Ethnic and Minority Groups in Utah” (1996), and “Streaked with Light and Shadow: Portraits Of Former Soviet Jews in Utah” (2000). Kent was the exclusive photographer on “Faces and Voices of Refugee Youth” (2002). In 2005 he was the exhibit manager for the Sebastiao Salgado...

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James N. Kimball — Author

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 in Authors

James N. Kimball – (1936-2004) spent years traveling the globe gathering the stories contained in Mormon Women: Portraits & Conversations. He spoke to church and civic groups throughout the west. A travel writer and Salt Lake City businessman, and a Bishop. Jim was a community treasure, famous for his hilarious retelling of stories about J. Golden Kimball, his great uncle and Mormon folk hero. He is best known for playing his famous relative on the award winning PBS specials Remembering Uncle Golden and On the Road with Uncle Golden. Jim died in 2004, before this last book was complete. He is survived by his wife, Joan, and their children. Non-Fiction Mormon Women: Portraits and Conversations (w/Kent Miles) Humor J. Golden Kimball Stories (Volume 1) (illust. by Pat Bagley) MORE J. Golden Kimball Stories (Volume 2) (illust. by Pat...

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Lindy Kerby — Composer

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 in Authors

There is something about a song that speaks to my soul. It happens when I hear a beautiful emotional melody, or a lyric that captures exactly the way I am feeling at the present time. As a composer, I’ve had the opportunity to feel this connection almost every time I sit down to the piano. I play my own songs, as an outward expression of what I’m feeling at the time. When I am sad, I play my sad songs. When I’m happy, I play my happy songs. When I am going through difficult trials, I remind myself of what I’ve learned by playing songs that I’ve written about life, hope, and that God is always there for me. I’ve shared sheet music for several of my piano and less personal songs, on my Kerby Music website. It makes...

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Jett Atwood — Illustrator

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 in Authors

Jeanette ‘Jett’ Atwood — Drawing since the age of 6, Jett is one of those rare individuals that knew what she wanted to be at a very early age. Jett is an Eisner-nominated animator and illustrator who works as a storyboard artist at a Los Angeles animation studio. She graduated from Sheridan College in classical animation and has since produced animations for many feature films. She is probably best known for being a member of the Aurora Light Painters, featured in season 7 of America’s Got Talent. She is in charge of producing her ward’s sacrament meeting programs, which always have an artistic flair. iPlates, Volume One (NOW...

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Stephen Carter — Author

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 in Authors

Stephen Carter has been a member of Readaholics Anonymous since age four when Mister M with the Munchy Mouth first entered his life. In an attempt to make his addiction to words profitable, Stephen worked as a full-time journalist for a few years before running off to Alaska to earn an MFA in creative writing (making a movie while he was at it; his screenplay that took third place in the 2006 LDS Film Festival). He is currently a stay-at-home dad by day and a magazine editor by night. His writing has garnered many honors including citation in The Best American Spiritual Writing 2006 (Mariner Books). His award-winning personal essays are collected in What of the Night? from Zarahemla Books.  He recently published The Hand of Glory (Leicester Bay Books), a young adult paranormal suspense novel. He is the...

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Robert Kirby — Author

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 in Authors

Robert Kirby was born into a military family. After completing high school he served a two-year mission in Uruguay for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Upon his return he pursued a career in law enforcement with the Grantsville, Utah Police Department in 1978 and then the Springville, Utah police department in 1979. While taking night classes at nearby Brigham Young University Kirby began writing columns for the local newspapers, first the Springville Herald, and later the Utah County Journal (writing under the pen name Officer “Blitz” Kreeg). In 1989 Kirby decided to leave police work and devote himself to full-time writing. He has written a column for The Salt Lake Tribune since 1994.  This is his 10th book. Kirby is a popular convention speaker, and travels widely to appear at conventions and meetings. His newspaper columns...

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Pat Bagley — Author/Illustrator

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 in Authors

Patrick “Pat” Bagley (born 1956) is an American editorial cartoonist and journalist for The Salt Lake Tribune in Salt Lake City, Utah, and an author and illustrator of several books. Bagley was born in Salt Lake City and raised in Oceanside, California, where his father was mayor and his mother was a school teacher. Always interested in politics, during high school Bagley participated in a PBS interview of Ronald Reagan. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), he was a proselyting missionary in the Bolivia La Paz Mission from 1975–77 In 1978 he received his degree in political science, with a history minor, from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah. Bagley has two sons, Miles and Alec. Will Bagley, Pat’s older brother, is an accomplished historian of the western United States...

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Jon Robert Howe — Author

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 in Authors

Jon Robert Howe is first last, and always a seeker of truth who is happy to share — an educator experienced in multimedia ways to make learning memorable. He has been in turns a newspaper photographer, radio news broadcaster, professional Santa Claus, actor, video producer, musical playwright, graphic and Internet designer, marketing executive, innovative blogger and professional speaker. In his college classes, Jon loves to teach hungry students the presentation computer techniques that he is always polishing and using. He really enjoys leading church classes using his multimedia skills to not only keep his students awake — but more, to help make the lessons “stick” in the minds and hearts of his fellow students. Non-Fiction Teaching Moment Boosters, Volume One Grampa In Training, Volume One Jon Robert Howe (one of this editor’s favorite people) died of complications from diabetes...

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