A guild for authors of fiction and non-fiction
Join us for the Storymakers Conference in Provo, Utah! May 12th-13th, 2017 at the Utah Valley Convention Center. Registration begins January 23rd, 2017. 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.
Shoot the Moon by Kate Watson
Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller
The Debt of Truth by Norma T Rudolph
Kisses With KC by Jo Noelle
P.S. I Love You by Jo Noelle
Illegally Wedded: A Marriage for Citizenship Romance (Legally in Love Book 6) by Jennifer Griffith
Flicker by Rebecca Rode
Miami - A History of Miami Area, Arizona, 2nd Edition Lee Ann Powers and Virgil Alexander, Editors
Pass Protection by Christine Kersey
Heart of the West by Carolyn Twede Frank
Finding Beauty in the Beast by Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee
The Secret of a Kiss by Kimberley Montpetit
A Tangled Inheritance by Chalon Linton
A Familiar Fear by Kathi Oram Peterson
Against the Magic by Donna K. Weaver
Slayers: The Dragon Lords by Janette Rallison writing as CJ Hill
Rise Above Depression: Encouragement and Tips From Those Who Do It Every Day by Jodi Orgill Brown
Fractured Slipper (Fairy Tale Ink #2) by Lehua Parker, Adrienne Monson, Liz Isaacson, Angela Corbett, and Angela Brimhall
Poison's Cage by Breeana Shields
Welcome to the Tribe!
The Ldstorymakers membership overwhelmingly voted in support of new avenues of membership. Visit our how to join page and see if you meet the requirements to become part of the Storymakers Author Guild.
2018 Storymakers Conference
2018 Storymakers Conference in Provo, UT
May 3-4 at the Utah Valley Convention Center.
Registration opens January 23rd, 2018
Meet the Board
Welcome Tiana Smith, Communications Chair!
Tiana Smith is a copywriter turned novelist who grew up in the Wild West of Montana. When she isn’t writing, she’s chasing after her ninja boy, reading, or binging the Disney Channel. She’d love to be fluent in sign language, but for now she gets by with awkward hand gestures and even more awkward French. She has double degrees in Honors and English from Westminster College but wants to go back to school to be a lion tamer. Her debut novel will be published in January 2019 from Swoon Reads/Macmillan.
Storymakers Book Spotlight
Servie's Song by Heidi Tucker
Servie’s Song is the true story of one mother living in Zimbabwe, Africa who encounters a devastating loss leaving her unable to care for six children. In a heart-wrenching sacrifice, she surrenders to a desperate plan to leave her children and find work in the United States to support them. It is a door which feels impossible to walk through. But perhaps, the only door which holds any promise.
Servie’s Song takes you on an emotional journey of tragedy and heartbreak to an inspiring path of hope. This touching story is complemented by gospel principles which will teach and motivate you to grab onto your faith and move forward trusting that you are never alone. God always hears your prayers.
A Royal (Fake) Engagement by Julie Keanini
Sometimes even a prince can't solve everything.
Channing Turner, aka Prince Chandler Torre, has been living a double-life as a typical citizen of United States. But his gig is up. Channing's royal mother is calling him home to Litiana just in time to strut him in front of all the princess wannabes and their title-scheming mothers at his brother's wedding. To keep that distasteful scenario from happening, Channing tells his mother he's engaged to his friend Callie. The only problem? Callie has no idea.
Channing has the money to make Callie's problem disappear and Callie is the only one who can save Channing from the royal rumble that will ensue if Channing comes home as a single, eligible prince. Their solution seems simple ... a temporary pretend engagement ... until the lines between fictitious and real in their royal fake engagement become blurred. Is the idea of a happily ever after just as make-believe as their engagement?
Abounding Might by Melissa McShane
Calcutta, 1813. Lady Daphne St. Clair, who as an Extraordinary Bounder is capable of transporting herself anywhere in the world with a thought, has longed to serve in the Army for years. But an unexpected weakness at the sight of blood makes her responsible for a good man’s death in battle. Unable to serve on the battlefield, Daphne is sent to India to be transportation for the Governor-General’s wife and children. In disgrace, Daphne fears she will never achieve the fame and glory she has worked so hard for.
A chance encounter with Captain Phineas Fletcher, attached to the Honourable East India Company as a troubleshooter and investigator, leads to Daphne being given a new opportunity: help Captain Fletcher discover the truth behind a series of strange occurrences in the town of Madhyapatnam. Daphne is willing to do anything to restore her reputation, even something as small as Captain Fletcher’s investigation. As the days progress, her attachment to the members of the team grows deeper, as does her growing attraction to the captain.
But as Daphne and Captain Fletcher dig deeper into the mystery, the truth turns out to be much more sinister than anyone imagined. Dark currents run deep beneath the pleasant surface of Madhyapatnam, and the echoes of a twenty-year-old story threaten not only the Company’s rule over the town, but the safety and well-being of everyone in it. Soon only Daphne’s talent and courage stand between Madhyapatnam and the evil that threatens to overwhelm it.