Mormon Writers Authors
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Mormon Writers

List of notable or famous Mormon writers and authors. These literary professionals, working in a variety of disciplines, media and formats, are all members in good standing of the Church of Latter Day Saints, and are considered practicing Mormons. Many have been directly involved in representing Mormonism in their work, though the majority write mainstream books aimed at a secular audience. They include "Jeopardy" world champion and geography enthusiast Ken Jennings, "Ender's Game" author Orson Scott Card and Stephanie Meyer, the creator of the massively popular "Twilight" series of novels (and later films.)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (sometimes known simply as the LDS Church or the Mormon Church) is the largest denomination in the "Latter Day Saint Movement" inspired by the message of Joseph Smith. The church currently claims 14.1 million adherents around the world, with 50,000 missionaries currently serving worldwide. The church models its teachings and organizations on Joseph Smith's original Church of Christ, founded in 1830.

The Mormon culture that inspired some of these artists is also distinctive in many ways, both because of the geographical center of Mormonism in the Intermountain West and the family-oriented worldview of the church itself.

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    Washington exposé, Confessions of a muckraker, Fiasco Pulitzer Prize newspaper columnist and investigative journalist

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    Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Ender's Shadow author working in several genres, but primarily known for his science fiction work. Hugo Award and the Nebula Award winner for Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead

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    author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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    cartoonist, creator of newspaper comic Pickles

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    The Maze Runner, The Death Cure, The Scorch Trials author of The 13th Reality and The Maze Runner series

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    By the hand of Mormon, The viper on the hearth, The Latter-day Saint ... author of By the Hand of Mormon

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    Hearts in hiding, Christmas in Haggerty Latter Day Saint mystery/suspense novelist

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    The Goose Girl, Book of a Thousand Days, Princess Academy Newbery Honor recipient for her book Princess Academy

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    Tower of Thunder, A light in the storm, Der Weihnachtszwilling. Eine ... Author of the Tennis Shoes Adventure Series

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    Elven Star, Dragon Wing, Ravenloft Co-author of the popular fantasy series Dragonlance

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    Because I Said So!, Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive winner of 74 straight Jeopardy matches

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    The Book Lover's Cookbook Utah novelist; author of the award winning novel Don't You Marry the Mormon Boys and co-author of The Book Lover's Cookbook

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    Apollo's War, Knight Rider, Experiment In Terra television writer and producer, creator of Battlestar Galactica and Knight Rider

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    Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse author of Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, and The Host

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    Beyonders: A World Without Heroes, The Candy Shop War, Fablehaven author of the "Fablehaven" series and the "Candy Shop War"

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    Goodbye, I Love You, No More Goodbyes poet, author and playwright

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    The Cater Street Hangman, Slaves of obsession, Ashworth Hall: A Novel British historical novelist; author of both the William Monk and Thomas Pitt series, among many other books

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    The Way of Kings, Mistborn: The Final Empire, The Gathering Storm author of Elantris, Mistborn and Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians, and designated author to complete The Wheel of Time series

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    Crazy for living, Welcoming the world, Secrets keep journalist, historian and author

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