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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 Pulitzer Prize newspaper columnist and investigative journalist

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    1951 author working in several genres, but primarily known for his science fiction work. Hugo Award ...

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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 author of The 13th Reality and The Maze Runner series

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    1957 author of By the Hand of Mormon

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    Betsy Brannon Green 1958 Latter Day Saint mystery/suspense novelist

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    1974 Newbery Honor recipient for her book Princess Academy

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    Chris Heimerdinger 1963 Author of the Tennis Shoes Adventure Series

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    1955 Co-author of the popular fantasy series Dragonlance

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    1974 winner of 74 straight Jeopardy matches

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    Scott Johnson (cartoonist) Cartoonist

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    Janet Kay Jensen 1951 Utah novelist; author of the award winning novel Don't You Marry the Mormon Boys and co-author ...

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    1937 television writer and producer, creator of Battlestar Galactica and Knight Rider

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    1973 author of Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, and The Host

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    Brandon Mull 1974 author of the "Fablehaven" series and the "Candy Shop War"

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    1939 poet, author and playwright

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    1938 British historical novelist; author of both the William Monk and Thomas Pitt series, among ...

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    1975 author of Elantris, Mistborn and Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians, and designated author to ...

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    Linda Sillitoe 1948 journalist, historian and author

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