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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  • Orson Scott Card
    Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Ender's Shadow
    • Birthplace: Richland, Washington, USA
    • Birthdate: 08-24-1951
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Series Written: Homecoming Saga, The Mormon Sea, Ender's Game series, Maps in a Mirror: The Short Fiction of Orson Scott Card, The Mayflower Trilogy
    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
    Orson Scott Card (born August 24, 1951) is an American novelist, critic, public speaker, essayist, and columnist. He writes in several genres but is known best for science fiction. His novel Ender's ...more
  • Stephenie Meyer
    Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse
    • Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America
    • Birthdate: 12-24-1973
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Series Written: Twilight
    author of Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, and The Host
    Stephenie Meyer (née Morgan; ; born December 24, 1973) is an American novelist and film producer, best known for her vampire romance series Twilight. The Twilight novels have sold over 100 million ...more
  • Glen A. Larson
    Apollo's War, Knight Rider, Experiment In Terra
    • Birthplace: Long Beach, California, USA
    • Birthdate: 01-03-1937
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Series Written: Buck Rogers Universe, Battlestar Galactica 1
    television writer and producer, creator of Battlestar Galactica and Knight Rider
  • Anne Perry
    The Cater Street Hangman, Slaves of obsession, Ashworth Hall: A Novel
    • Birthplace: Blackheath, London, London, United Kingdom
    • Birthdate: 10-28-1938
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
    • Series Written: William Monk, Charlotte and Thomas Pitt
    British historical novelist; author of both the William Monk and Thomas Pitt series, among many other books
    Anne Perry (born Juliet Marion Hulme; 28 October 1938) is an English author of historical detective fiction, best known for her Thomas Pitt and William Monk series. In 1954, at the age of fifteen, ...more
  • Tracy Hickman
    Elven Star, Dragon Wing, Ravenloft
    • Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah
    • Birthdate: 11-26-1955
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Series Written: Starshield, The Death Gate Cycle, Darksword, Starcraft, Sovereign Stone
    Co-author of the popular fantasy series Dragonlance
    Tracy Raye Hickman (born November 26, 1955) is an American fantasy author. He is best known for his work on the Dragonlance novels co-written with Margaret Weis. He is also known for authoring role ...more
  • Carol Lynn Pearson
    Goodbye, I Love You, No More Goodbyes
    • Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah
    • Birthdate: 09-27-1939
    • Nationality: United States of America
    poet, author and playwright
    Carol Lynn Wright Pearson (born December 1, 1939) is an American poet, author, screenwriter, and playwright. A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), Pearson is best ...more