A guild for authors of fiction and non-fiction

Join Now!

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 Mission

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.

New Releases!

Match Me If You Can by Tiana Smith
The Deceiver’s Heart by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Her App, a Match, and the Billionaire by Maria Hoagland
Courting the Vicar's Daughter by Sally Britton
Fearless by Kristin Smith
Kissing in the Rain (A Seasonal Anthology) by Literary Crush Publishing
The Fairest Heart by Heather Chapman
With the Magic  by Donna K. Weaver
Luck of the Billionaire by Donna K. Weaver
Catherine's Intrigue by Paige Edwards
An Unexpected Gentleman by Laura Beers
An Agent for Darcy by Laura Beers
Love and Secrets at Cassfield Manor by Sarah L. McConkie
Holy As You Are by Christie Gardiner
Winning Back the Princess by Lindzee Armstrong
Already Gone by Bridget Baker
Finding Cupid by Bridget Baker
Finding Spring by Bridget Baker
Smoke & Summons by Charlie N. Holmberg
Don't Bet on Love by Victorine E. Lieske
A Bright Easter by Catherine Christensen
Murder in Copper by Virgil Alexander
Love Match by Jo Noelle
A Timid Heart by Jo Noelle
Invitation from Isla by Jo Noelle
The Witch’s Tower by Tamara Grantham
Dragon Swan Princess by Tamara Grantham
Valentine Gold by Danielle Thorne
Meant for You by Raneé S. Clark
Sanctuary by Traci Hunter Abramson
In the Pursuit of Eden by Stephanie Fowers
Escape to Everly Manor by Chalon Linton
8 Secrets to Successful Self-Publishing by Laurisa White Reyes
Snowed In with the Movie Star Billionaire by Chelsea Hale
Her British Billionaire Best Friend by Chelsea Hale

Welcome!

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.

Agented

Under Contract

Independently Published

2019 Storymakers Conference

2019 Storymakers Conference in Provo, UT

May 9-11 at the Utah Valley Convention Center.

Registration opens in January.

Meet the Board

Meet the Board

Welcome Jared Quan, At Large Co Chair!

Jared Quan is a video game addict and writer published in genres from Spy-Thriller to Horror/Supernatural, to Fantasy-Comedy. His work includes Ezekial’s Gun, Changing Wax, Classified, Pathological Passion, (Futuristic/Romance/Steampunk, which he co-wrote with his wife), Prepped, and more.

He has extensively served the community in key leadership roles from the President for the League of Utah Writers, Cultural Arts Society of West Jordan, Eagle Mountain Arts Alliance, Big World Network, West Jordan Arts Council, Association of IT Professional Utah Chapter serving on the Utah Poet Laureate Selection Committee, as well as serving as a general volunteer for countless events and organizations.

Jared has twice received the Gold Volunteer Service Award from the President of the United States for his over 1,500 hours of service to the writing community from 2015 to 2017. He has also received recognition and awards from the Governor and Lt. Governor of Utah for his volunteering.

He lives in Eagle Mountain with his supportive wife and five children.

Shoot with him under his gamer tag and twitch channel, Resadur164, or join him for a volunteer project by emailing him at Jaredquan@gmail.com.

Storymakers Book Spotlight

Finding Liberty (Almost a Billionaire Book 4) by Bridget E. Baker

Billionaire heiress Brekka Thornton is headed for Olympic fame and glory until a car accident destroys all her plans. She redirects her efforts toward conquering the business world with her brother Trig, closing the door on her old life without a backward glance. 

An IED blast sends Rob Graham back to the US with a purple heart and a broken back. After a miraculous recovery, he returns home to find that his dad needs him to run the family business. Rob never hesitates, even though he hates car sales more than pop up ads. 

When Brekka’s brother proposes to Rob's best friend, their paths are destined to cross at the upcoming wedding. Even so, Rob isn't prepared for Brekka to roll into his life and turn it inside out. Brekka takes Rob to task for slighting her brother, but he’s distracted by her flashing eyes and captivating dimple. He can’t bear the thought of watching her leave his office, so Rob asks her to dinner. 

Brekka hasn’t been on a date since the car accident, and Rob’s quick wit and winning smile unnerve her. She resolves to head home and duck back into hiding where the world is safe. Rob ought to let her go. He isn't nearly good enough for the highly educated Brekka, but he didn’t become a Marine by quitting when things look bleak. 

Can love mend these two broken spirits, or will the weight of the past shatter them beyond repair? 

Match Me If You Can by Tiana Smith

Mia's best friend Robyn is known for her matchmaking skills, which is perfect, because homecoming is just around the corner. But Robyn refuses to set Mia up with the guy of her dreams, which forces Mia to take matters into her own hands. She uses Robyn's matchmaking service to make sure popular Vince Demetrius falls for her.

Vince asks her out, but Mia doesn't count on Logan, the persistent school newspaper photographer who seems to like her out of the blue. Now she has to choose between Vince - the guy she knows is right for her - and Logan, who insists that she give him a chance. And she needs to make sure Robyn doesn't find out that Mia's been matchmaking behind her back.

Mia has two weeks before homecoming. Can she fix the mess she made or will she have to kiss her perfect match goodbye forever?

Hope and Healing by Wendy Jessen

One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before the age of eighteen. Equally alarming, sexual abuse most often happens at the hands of someone we know—not a stranger.

But what can we as survivors do to find hope and healing? How can support people (friends, family, teachers, and church leaders) help their loved ones on the path to wholeness?

While sexual abuse is not the fault of the victim, they seem to suffer the most negative consequences. In Hope and Healing: A Survivor’s Faith-Based Perspective on Recovering from Sexual Abuse, survivor Wendy Jessen shares her story and healing insights alongside a gospel perspective to help other survivors navigate their healing journey while maintaining faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement. Survivors will not only learn to thrive, but also that they are not alone.