Author Archives: Josi Kilpack

About Josi Kilpack

Born in raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, I'm the third of nine children and the mother of four kids of my own. I've written 13 novels, most of them directed to the LDS market, and also write articles, short stories, and do freelance editing. I've been involved with LDStorymakers, a guild for LDS writers, since it's inception ten years ago and am currently the president of The Whitney Awards, a genre award program for LDS writers. I live in Willard Utah with my husband, kids, dog, and chickens.

Sometimes Death is JUST What The Story Needs

The year is 1999. The Place is my dining room in my house in Draper, Utah. The book I’m working on is my first one, Earning Eternity It happened like this: I had never written a book before, but had … Continue reading

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Mysterious Doings: DEADline = DREADline

You know the feeling when you’re just getting to the top of the roller coaster? Your stomach is tight, you inhale slightly, your limbs start to tingle in anticipation as you climb the hill and then you crest it and … Continue reading

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Mysterious Doings: The Same but…Different

Ten years ago, if you were giving a ‘report’ on LDS fiction, most of what was being written was romance and historical. There were a few other genres represented here and there, but not many. Anyone who has paid attention … Continue reading

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Mysterious Doings: Age over Beauty?

It’s been common knowledge that in almost every genre out there, readers want youth and vitality in their heroes. There’s good reason for this. Older protagonists lack the agility to be action stars, it’s often harder for young readers to … Continue reading

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Mysterious Doings: Poison and the Pen With Gregg Luke

*Gregg Luke is a Pharmacist by day and a writer of medical thrillers by night, weekends, and lunch breaks. His books have pioneered a new genre in the LDS suspense market, specifically intended for those readers who want a good … Continue reading

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Mysterious Doings: Who Didn’t do it?

*Spoiler alert. This post reveals antagonists in a few classic mystery novels. The books are still worth reading even if you know who did it, though. Proceed at your own risk. Formula is a dirty word for some writers and … Continue reading

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