Join us for the Storymakers Conference in Provo, Utah!
May 6-7, 2015 at the Utah Valley Convention Center. Registration begins December 9, 2015. To register, click the link above or HERE.
We have new Thursday Workshops, an amazing lineup of editors and agents, and a few more new and exciting tidbits to share.
To stay on top of the current news, check out the conference Facebook page.
Our purpose as an organization is three-fold: to encourage and support fellow writers, strengthen literacy in our communities, and raise the quality of LDS literature. For these reasons, we strive to reach out to aspiring authors and help them improve their craft to the point of publication.We believe that the more people become comfortable with a pen and a book, the more civilized our society will grow.
Meet the Board!
As a child, Tara Mayoros moved to Asia with her family. Her love of different cultures and travel began. In college she satisfied her wanderlust by moving back to China, filling her head with countless stories, and occasionally writing them down.
Years, marriage, children and many adventures later, she picked up her dusty pen and paper (or laptop) and realized that writing took her to different worlds and gave her the experiences that she yearned for. As an author, artist, baker, music teacher, gardener, and nature lover – she sees the beauty in the process, and the miracle, of creation. The Rocky Mountains are her home and they call to her whenever she finds herself in need of inspiration.
You can check out Tara's latest releases, Broken Smiles and Eight Birds for Christmas here.
We're happy to have you, Tara! Welcome aboard!
STORYMAKER BOOK SPOTLIGHTS
Insanity by Aaron Jordan
Insanity has destroyed humanity once and is now poised to destroy it again. For a thousand years, the scourge has been held in check by specialized vitamins. Instability in the human genome, however, threatens to render the vitamins impotent, unless someone can solve the DNA Dilemma. Fighting a losing battle against his own decline into insanity, medical student John Turner writes a revolutionary thesis that he hopes will save the human race. But as events unfold, John discovers that insanity is not at all what his education has led him to believe. Furthermore, his wife concludes that his thesis is not the panacea he imagines, but instead represents the greatest threat to human freedom and happiness that the world has ever known. With time running out and the stakes rising, John must face the evil within and make a terrifying choice.
Elemental by Tiffany Dominguez
Hidden within the Blue Ridge Mountains, an elite private school trains students born with the Elemental powers of Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Luke Huntington, Earth Elemental, is tired of incompetent teachers, easy classes and most of all, competing with Eva Sarantos. Soon-to-be valedictorian Eva, Air Elemental, has trained for years for the chance to prove herself to her advisor, to the Council and to the infuriating Luke. In spite of their tricky past, these two high school seniors are paired together on a covert mission for the ruling body of the Elemental world. After destroying an airplane hangar and watching one of their closest teachers die in their defense, the two students fly to Italy, pursued by an army of black-cloaked elitists. In Italy, they discover Luke’s ancient legacy, the secrets of two of the most powerful men in history and whether they can overcome their own tricky past to team up against a secret society gathering forces in the highest ranks of world leadership
The Olive Tree: An Artistic Adaptation by Christine Layton Graham Joan Layton Merrell and Carol Layton Ogden
Craft your conduit to heaven as you examine the olive tree parable more closely. This unique book will enhance your spiritual understanding with a one-of-a-kind experience that takes you beyond the story.