Tag Archives: Whitney Awards

Mysterious Doings: Clean Chills and Thrills with Stephanie Black

*Stephanie has won the Whitney Award for Mystery/Suspense two years running (2008-2009) and is a finalist in the same category for 2011. Her books are well crafted suspense and have been part of the expanding Mystery/Suspense genre in the LDS … Continue reading

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Announcement: Whitney Awards Rules Change

Two and a half months. That’s all the time left for readers to send in Whitney Award nominations. A big announcement regarding the awards recently came out, but before I get there, here’s a quick refresher on what they are … Continue reading

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The Populist’s Soapbox: My Reading, My Quirks

I’m a firm believer that to be a good writer, you must read, and read a lot. I don’t read nearly as fast as many people do, but I manage to get in 60 – 70 books a year. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Community Voices: LDStorymakers

As the founder and president of LDStorymakers (pronounced LDS Storymakers), I’ve had many questions about the group and decided that here would be the perfect place to outline our founding, our purpose, and who can join. In October 2002, the … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Desk: More on Messages and Agendas

I’m admitting upfront that I’m stealing this topic from J. Scott Bronson. His last post was titled, “There’s Always a Message,” and it struck a chord with me. Back in my early teenage years, my older sister, then an English … Continue reading

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The Populist’s Soapbox: Not Milton or Shakespeare, But Working on It

I’ll be the first to admit that the body of literature written by Latter-day Saints hasn’t yet reached the classic prophecy of Orson F. Whitney that we’d have “Miltons and Shakespeares of our own.” On the other hand, we’ve come … Continue reading

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