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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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Jack Anderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Mormon Writers
Jack Anderson Washington exposé, Confessions of a muckraker Fiasco - Pulitzer Prize newspaper columnist and investigative journalist

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Orson Scott Card is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Mormon Writers
Orson Scott Card 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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Stephen R. Covey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Mormon Writers
Stephen R. Covey author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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Brian Crane is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Mormon Writers
Brian Crane cartoonist, creator of newspaper comic Pickles

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James Dashner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Mormon Writers
James Dashner The Maze Runner, The Death Cure The Scorch Trials - author of The 13th Reality and The Maze Runner series

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Terryl Givens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Mormon Writers
Terryl Givens By the hand of Mormon, The viper on the hearth The Latter-day Saint experience in America - author of By the Hand of Mormon

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Betsy Brannon Green is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Mormon Writers
Betsy Brannon Green Hearts in hiding, Christmas in Haggerty - Latter Day Saint mystery/suspense novelist

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Shannon Hale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Mormon Writers
Shannon Hale The Goose Girl, Book of a Thousand Days Princess Academy - Newbery Honor recipient for her book Princess Academy

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Chris Heimerdinger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Mormon Writers
Chris Heimerdinger Tower of Thunder, A light in the storm Der Weihnachtszwilling. Eine Geschichte. - Author of the Tennis Shoes Adventure Series

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Tracy Hickman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Mormon Writers
Tracy Hickman Elven Star, Dragon Wing Ravenloft - Co-author of the popular fantasy series Dragonlance

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Ken Jennings is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Mormon Writers
Ken Jennings Because I Said So!, Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious^! Competitive^! Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs - winner of 74 straight Jeopardy matches

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Scott Johnson (cartoonist) is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Mormon Writers
Scott Johnson (cartoonist) Cartoonist

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Janet Kay Jensen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Mormon Writers
Janet Kay Jensen 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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Glen A. Larson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Mormon Writers
Glen A. Larson Apollo's War, Knight Rider Experiment In Terra - television writer and producer, creator of Battlestar Galactica and Knight Rider

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Stephenie Meyer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Mormon Writers
Stephenie Meyer Twilight, New Moon Eclipse - author of Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, and The Host

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Brandon Mull is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Mormon Writers
Brandon Mull Beyonders: A World Without Heroes, The Candy Shop War Fablehaven - author of the "Fablehaven" series and the "Candy Shop War"

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Carol Lynn Pearson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Mormon Writers
Carol Lynn Pearson Goodbye^! I Love You, No More Goodbyes The Christmas Play - poet, author and playwright

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Anne Perry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Mormon Writers
Anne Perry 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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Brandon Sanderson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Mormon Writers
Brandon Sanderson 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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Linda Sillitoe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Mormon Writers
Linda Sillitoe Crazy for living, Welcoming the world Secrets keep - journalist, historian and author