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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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    1922 More
    Pulitzer Prize newspaper columnist and investigative journalist
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    1951 More
    author working in several genres, but primarily known for his science fiction work. Hugo Award ... more
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    Stephen R. Covey

    author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
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    Brian Crane

    cartoonist, creator of newspaper comic Pickles
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    James Dashner

    1972 More
    author of The 13th Reality and The Maze Runner series
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    1957 More
    author of By the Hand of Mormon
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    Betsy Brannon Green

    1958 More
    Latter Day Saint mystery/suspense novelist
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    1974 More
    Newbery Honor recipient for her book Princess Academy
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    Chris Heimerdinger

    1963 More
    Author of the Tennis Shoes Adventure Series
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    1955 More
    Co-author of the popular fantasy series Dragonlance
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    1974 More
    winner of 74 straight Jeopardy matches
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    Scott Johnson (cartoonist)

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    Janet Kay Jensen

    1951 More
    Utah novelist; author of the award winning novel Don't You Marry the Mormon Boys and co-author ... more
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    1937 More
    television writer and producer, creator of Battlestar Galactica and Knight Rider
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    1973 More
    author of Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, and The Host
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    Brandon Mull

    1974 More
    author of the "Fablehaven" series and the "Candy Shop War"
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    1939 More
    poet, author and playwright
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    1938 More
    British historical novelist; author of both the William Monk and Thomas Pitt series, among ... more
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    1975 More
    author of Elantris, Mistborn and Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians, and designated author to ... more
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    Linda Sillitoe

    1948 More
    journalist, historian and author

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