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.
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
The Hunter's Son by Gregg Luke
But even amid trials, there is goodness to be found. When Chemish, master healer of the Lamanites, takes ownership of Jarem, the young man discovers unexpected kindness. Jarem becomes the healer's apprentice, and soon Chemish finds his soul stirred by the Christian faith of his student. Yet even as the bind between the two unlikely friends grows, the hatred of the Lamanites spreads. It is no longer enough for them to own the Nephites--they now want to exterminate everyone of them, and even being a personal slave is no longer safe. Now, Jarem's only hope of survival is a dangerous escape that will take him through the heart of Lamanite territory.
The Year I Dated the Internet by Stacy Lynn Carroll
In this romantic comedy like no other, you, the reader, get to pick who Chelsea chooses in the end. Her fate is in your hands.
The Duke of Bannerman Prep by Katie A. Nelson
Tanner McKay is at Bannerman Prep for one reason: to win. The elite school recruited him after he argued his public school’s debate team to victory last year, and now Bannerman wants that championship trophy. Debate is Tanner’s life—his ticket out of scrimping and saving and family drama, straight to a scholarship to Stanford and a new, better future. When he’s paired with the prep school playboy everyone calls the Duke, Tanner’s straightforward plans seem as if they’re going off the rails. The Duke is Bannerman royalty, beloved for his laissez-faire attitude, crazy parties, and the strings he so easily pulls. And a total no-show when it comes to putting in the work to win.
As Tanner gets sucked into the Duke’s flashy world, the thrill of the high life and the adrenaline of the edge become addictive. A small favor here and there seems like nothing in exchange for getting everything he ever dreamed of.
But the Duke’s castle is built on shady, shaky secrets, and the walls are about to topple.
A contemporary retelling of The Great Gatsby, Katie A. Nelson’s taut debut is perfect for anyone who’s struggled to survive the cut-throat world of competitive high school.