Anita Stansfield—Anita Stansfield has been the reigning queen of LDS romantic fiction for more than a decade, although her general market releases have been among her readers favorites. Her work has shattered the stereotypes of romance novels with her trademark ability to combine great storytelling with intense psychological depth as she focuses on the emotional struggles of the human experience. Her novels covera huge spectrum,from the eighteenth century to the present, from heart warming to heart stopping. Hundreds of thousands of readers agree: Anita Stansfield's characters and the lives they lead are not easy to forget. Visit her blog at:http://www.anitastansfield.blogspot.com/
Betsy Brannon Green—Betsy Brannon Green currently lives in Bessemer, Alabama, which is a suburb of Birmingham. She has been married to her husband, Butch, for over 30 years, and they have eight children, one daughter-in-law, three sons-in-law, and eight grandchildren. She is a Sunday School teacher in the Bessemer Ward and works for Hueytown Elementary School. She loves to read, when she can find the time, and watch sporting events-especially if they involve her children. Although born in Salt Lake City, Betsy has spent most of her life in the South. Her writing and her life have been strongly influenced by the town of Headland, Alabama, and the many generous gracious people who live there. Find her online at: http://www.betsybrannongreen.net/
Chris Heimerdinger—Chris Heimerdinger is the writer/director of the movie "Passage to Zarahemla" and the songwriter/producer of the album "Whispered Visions." However, he is the most well known as the author of the popular Tennis Shoes Among the Nephites Adventure series as well as "Passage to Zarahemla." Chris is the father of five children and five step children. The joys of Chris's life are his children and his wife, Emily. Chris blogs at: http://frostcave.blogspot.com/
Clair Poulson—Clair M. Poulson retired after twenty years in law enforcement. During his career he served in the U.S. Military Police Corps, the Utah Highway Patrol, and the Duchesne County Sheriff's Department, where he was first a deputy and then the county sheriff. He currently serves as a justice court judge for Duchesne County, a position he has held for nineteen years. His nearly forty-year career working in the criminal justice system has provided a wealth of material from which he draws in writing his books. Clair and his wife, Ruth, live in Duchesne and are the parents of five married children. They have twenty-one grandchildren.
Gregg Luke—Gregg Luke was born in Bakersfield, California, but spent the majority of his childhood and young adult life in Santa Barbara, California. He served an LDS mission to Wisconsin then pursued his education in biological sciences at SBCC, UCSB, BYU, and subsequently graduated from the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. His biggest loves are family, reading, writing, music, science, and nature. Gregg has traveled to mosquito endemic areas for research on this book and has extensively studied parasitology and blood-borne diseases, including traveling to the Yucatan peninsula during the H1N1 pandemic of 2009. You can visit Gregg at www.greggluke.com.
Jennie Hansen—Jennie Hansen graduated from Ricks College in Idaho, then Westminster College in Utah. She has been a freelance magazine writer, newspaper reporter, editor, and librarian. Her published novels fall in several genre categories, including romantic suspense, mystery, historical, and western. Most are available in LDS bookstores in print or on tape. Her backlist is beginning to be made available for Kindle readers. Find Jennie online at: http://notesfromjenniesdesk.blogspot.com/
Jerry Borrowman—Jerry Borrowman has coauthored several biographies, including A Distant Prayer with Joseph Banks, and Beyond the Call of Duty with Bernie Fisher. He and Rudi Wobbe are National Award Winners of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge for their contribution to promoting the cause of freedom through their writing in the award-winning Three Against Hitler. Find Jerry online at: http://jerryborrowman.com/
Julie Wright—Julie Wright started her first book when she was fifteen and was surprised to get it published. She's written over a dozen books since then, is a Whitney Awards winner for her novel Cross My Heart, and she feels she's finally getting the hang of this writing gig. She enjoys speaking to writing groups, youth groups, and schools. She also loves reading, eating, writing, hiking, playing on the beach with her kids, and snuggling with her husband to watch movies. Julie's favorite thing to do is watch her husband make dinner. She hates mayonnaise but has a healthy respect for ice cream. Visit her at her website: www.juliewright.com. Julie blogs at: http://juliewright.com/
Michele Paige Holmes—Michele Holmes spent her childhood and youth in Northern California and Arizona. After marrying her high school sweetheart in the Oakland Temple they moved to Utah, and she now feels very blessed to enjoy a beautiful mountain view from her Provo home. Michele graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in elementary education-something that has come in handy with her five children, all of whom require food, transportation, or Band-Aids the moment she sits down at her computer. In spite of all the interruptions, Michele is busy at work, with more story ideas in her head than she will ever likely have time to write. Michele's first published novel, Counting Stars, won the 2007 Whitney Award for best romance. Find more on Michele at: http://www.michelepaigeholmes.net/
Michele Ashman Bell—Michele grew up in St. George, Utah, where she met her husband at Dixie College before they both served missions-his to Pennsylvania and hers to Frankfurt, Germany, and San Jose, California. Seven months after they returned they were married, and are now the proud parents of four children: Weston, Kendyl, Andrea, and Rachel. Michele is the best-selling author of several books and a Christmas booklet and has also written children's stories for the Friend magazine. Find Michele online at: http://www.micheleashmanbell.com/
Sarah M. Eden—Sarah M. Eden read her first Jane Austen novel in elementary school and has been an Austen Addict ever since. Fascinated by the Regency era in English history, Eden became a regular in the Regency section of the reference department at her local library, painstakingly researching this extraordinary chapter in history. Eden is an awardwinning author of short stories and has been a Whitney Award Finalist for her novels Seeking Persephone (2008) and Courting Miss Lancaster (2010). You can visit her at www.sarahmeden.com.
Stephanie Black—Stephanie Black has loved books since she was old enough to grab the pages, and has enjoyed creating make-believe adventures since she and her sisters were inventing long Barbie games filled with intrigue and danger or running around pretending to be detectives. She is a three-time Whitney Award winner for Best Mystery/Suspense, most recently for Cold as Ice (2010). Stephanie was born in Utah and has lived in various places, including Arizona, Massachusetts, New York, and Limerick, Ireland. She currently lives in northern California and enjoys spending time with her husband Brian and their five children. She is a fan of chocolate, cheesecake, and her husband's homemade bread. Stephanie's web site is: http://www.stephanieblack.net/Site/Welcome.html
Annette Lyon—Annette Lyon, the 2007 Best of State medalist for fiction in Utah, has been writing for most of her life. While she's found success in magazine and business writing, her true passion is fiction. She graduated cum laude from BYU with a BA in English. She served on the Utah Valley chapter board for the League of Utah Writers for three years, including one as president. Annette blogs at: http://blog.annettelyon.com/
Carol Warburton—Carol's love of reading historical fiction has transformed into writing historical romantic adventure books. She has written novels set in the eastern United States, Oregon, Mormon Colonies in Mexico, England, Ireland, Australia, and now Tennessee. She lives in West Jordan, Utah, and besides writing, she enjoys gardening and needlework.
Heather Moore—Heather B. Moore is the author of several historical novels based on prophets and other inspired individuals from the Book of Mormon, including the Out of Jerusalem series, which are written under H. B. Moore. Her most recent novel is Daughters of Jared. She is also the author of the nonfiction book Women of the Book of Mormon. Heather has found researching the faithful women of ancient Israel and Mesoamerica fascinating and enjoys discussing and sharing insights. She appreciates hearing from her readers. Please contact her through her website: www.hbmoore.com.
Jean Holbrook Mathews—Jean Holbrook Mathews was born in Ogden, Utah, of LDS pioneer progenitors. She met and married John P. Mathews while attending Weber State University, and they have three children. The Mathews family was transferred to St. Louis by John's employer, where they lived for thirty years. She received her B.S. from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She spent ten years as a member of the Missouri State House of Representatives, during which time she received her Master's degree from UM-Columbia. Her first love is history, with a special focus on Church history.
Jeanette Miller—Jeanette Miller was born in northern California but spent most of her childhood in Guatemala, Puerto Rico, and Costa Rica, where her father worked. Jeanette attended Brigham Young University, where she earned a degree in Elementary Education. After graduating, she taught third grade for four years in the Spanish Immersion program. When Jeanette isn't reading a novel, she's watching their movie equivalents. She also loves scapbooking, designing jewelry, and eating chocolate. She would love to travel all over the world someday. Jeanette and her husband, Michael, have six children. They live in Pleasant Grove, Utah.
Julie Bellon—Julie Coulter Bellon is originally from Canada and loves incorporating the complexities of different cultures and intricate political relationships into her writing. She was bitten by the travel bug at an early age and especially enjoys international travel. She has spent time in several different countries, including Greece, England, and France, which are often the settings for her books. Find Julie online at: http://juliebellon.com/
Kathi Oram Peterson—Raised in southeastern Idaho, Kathi Oram Peterson developed a love for the Snake River that winds through much of the region. She spent many happy adventures with family and friends swimming, boating, and fishing on the river. Though she now resides in Salt Lake City, she returns to the Snake River Valley often for vacations. When her children finished school, Kathi finished her English degree at the University of Utah. She worked for several years, writing and editing children's books for a curriculum publisher. Upon leaving the workforce, she turned her attention to writing novels. Setting a romantic-suspense novel in Idaho with the river she loves came naturally. You can contact Kathi through her website, www.kathiorampeterson.com, and her blog, www.kathiswritingnook.com.
KC Grant—K.C. Grant was born in rural Idaho but has made Utah her home for most of her life. She lives in northern Utah with her family. She lives in northern Utah with family. After serving a full-time, Spanish-speaking mission, she returned to Weber State University, where she received her bachelor of arts with a double major in English and Spanish. She has traveled extensively throughout Mexico and studied briefly at a local college in the state of Michoacan. Over the years, she has been a frequent contributor to several family/home-oriented magazines, such as LDSLiving, Natural Life, The Washington Family, and BackHome and has also written for the Deseret News and KSL. She is an active member of both the League of Utah Writers (where she was a chapter president for three years), LDStorymakers, and the Association for Mormon Letters. To learn more about the author, visit her website at www.kcgrant.com.
Krista Lynne Jensen—Krista Lynne Jensen grew up in Washington State, lived in Oregon for many years, and now lives in northwestern Wyoming with her husband and four children, surrounded by mountains, rivers, and deer eating her garden. She loves to travel and explore the inspiring beauties of the country with her family and friends, and her laptop comes along too. Krista began writing seriously after her youngest child started school full-time, and she joined a writing group, where she quickly rediscovered her passion for words. She places her characters in the settings she loves and challenges them to dig deeper and fight for what they want. Though her family keeps her busy, she tries to keep up with the stories playing out in her head-while trying to ignore the dishes and laundry. Find Krista online at: http://kristalynnejensen.blogspot.com/
Kristen McKendry—Kristen Garner McKendry began writing in her teens, and her work has been published in Canada and the U.S. She received a bachelor's degree in linguistics from Brigham Young University and has always been a voracious reader. Kristen has a strong interest in urban agriculture, sustainable living, and environmental issues. A native of Utah and mother of three, she now resides with her family in Canada. Find her online at:http://www.kristenmckendry.webs.com/
Meg Johnson—Meg Johnson has motivated tens of thousands of people across the globe with her motto: When life gets too hard to stand, just keep on rollin'! Meg broke her neck in 2004 and spent four months in the hospital recovering multiple injuries; she returned home without the use of her legs, back, stomach, or hands - a quadriplegic. In the time since she was paralyzed, Meg has competed in the national Ms. Wheelchair America pageant in New York and founded and directs the Ms. Wheelchair Utah pageant. Her speaking and writing inspire people of all abilities, and her newsletter, Meg's Monthly Message, is read around the world. She loves service and volunteers weekly at a hospital. Many of Meg's accomplishments have been seen in newspaper, magazine, and news broadcasts. Her greatest joy is being a wife to her husband, Whit. Meg's web site is: http://www.megjohnsonspeaks.com/
Melanie Jacobson—Melanie Jacobson is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she grew up in a rich tradition of storytellers. After graduating from Brigham Young University, she enjoyed a career in fashion retail before pursuing her true passion: teaching literature and writing. Realizing she was still missing something, Melanie tried Internet dating for a few years. She now considers herself a retired Internet dating expert after searching the World Wide Web to find her husband, who only lived forty-five minutes away. The live with their three children in Orange County, California. Check out Melanie's blog: http://readandwritestuff.blogspot.com/
Sian Bessey—Sian Ann Bessey was born in Cambridge, England, and grew up on the island of Anglesey off the north coast of Wales. She left Wales to attend Brigham Young University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications. Traveling has given Sian a deep appreciation for a world full of diverse cultures. Through her writing, she introduces her readers to some of the places she has come to love- especially her Welsh homeland. Sian is the author of several LDS novels and children's books. She has also written articles for the New Era, Ensign, and Liahona magazines. She and her husband, Kent, currently reside in Rexburg, Idaho. They are the parents of five children and the grandparents of two beautiful little girls and one handsome little boy. Find Sian online at:http://web.mac.com/besseyk/iWeb/Sian/Welcome.html
Traci Hunter Abramson—Originally from Arizona, Traci Hunter Abramson spent much of her childhood exploring the little town of Pinewood. She is a graduate of Brigham Young University and a former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency. Since leaving the CIA, Traci has written multiple novels, including the Undercurrents trilogy, Royal Target, and the Saint Squad series. When she's not writing, Traci enjoys spending time with her husband and their four children. She also enjoys cooking, although she prefers an electric stove to the wood-burning variety. Traci blogs at:http://www.traciabramson.blogspot.com/
Joni Hilton—Joni Hilton is the author of fifteen books, holds a master of fine arts degree in writing from USC, is an award-winning playwright, and is frequently published in major magazines. She is also a weekly columnist for Meridian Magazine and a writer for Music and the Spoken Word. She is married to Bob Hilton, and they are the parents of four children. Find Joni online at: http://jonihilton.com/