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Dorothee Kocks

Adult

Dorothee Kocks is the author of three books, the historical novel The Glass Harmonica; the multimedia ebook 

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David Kranes

Adult

For the past four decades, David Kranes has been one of the most influential and sustained forces for writing and fostering writers in Utah. Throughout his career he has been a prolific writer, producing stories, plays, novels, screenplays, and lectures.

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Leslie Lammle

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Leslie Lammle is a Canadian born picture book author and illustrator. Her illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and various magazines.

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Sara B. Larson

Children, Middle-Reader and Young Adult

I love writing, reading, and dessert--but the order varies by the day. I wrote my first book in second grade about a woman who had a premature baby, complete with a "to scale" drawing of the baby's size--while my mom was pregnant. To say I was a bit precocious is putting it lightly.

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Lindsey Leavitt

Children, Middle-Reader and Young Adult

Lindsey Leavitt is the author of over a dozen books for kids, tweens, and teens. She is a former elementary school teacher and present-day writer/mom/speaker/party animal (not to be confused with her spirit animal, which is a lion).

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Tricia Levenseller

Children, Middle-Reader and Young Adult

Initially from a small town in Oregon, Tricia now lives next to the Rocky Mountains with her bossy dog, Rosy. She received her degree in English Language and editing, and she is thrilled that she never has to read a textbook again.

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Joel Long

Adult

Joel Long's book Winged Insects (1999) won the White Pine Press Poetry Prize. His chapbook, Chopin's Preludes is availible from Elik Press.

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Carol Lynch Williams

Children, Middle-Reader and Young Adult

Carol Lynch Williams, who grew up in Florida and now lives in Utah, is an award-winning novelist with seven children of her own, including six daughters.  She has an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College, and won the prestigious PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Wri

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Christian McKay Heidicker

Children, Middle-Reader and Young Adult

I'm a fairly predictable writer, I'm afraid. I read. I write. I drink tea. On the day of the blood sun, I wake before dawn to sacrifice demon effigies to the Order of the Purple Fox. I play racquetball sometimes.

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Brandon Mull

Children, Middle-Reader and Young Adult

Brandon Mull is the author of the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journalbestselling Beyonders and Fablehaven series. Brandon resides in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon in Utah.

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Jennifer Nielsen

Children, Middle-Reader and Young Adult

New York Times bestselling author, Jennifer Nielsen, was born and raised in Northern Utah, where she still lives today with her husband, three children, and a dog that won't play fetch.

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Julie Olson

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I was born in Maryland, the 6th of 9 (that's right, 9) kids. I had 6 brothers who loved to tease and 2 sisters who paved the way with good old mom and dad for me (the youngest girl). But, I vowed to be different than the bunch. 

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Jacqueline Osherow

Adult

The author of six books of poetry, Osherow has been awarded the Witter Bynner Prize by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, Fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation and a number of prizes from the

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Mark Pett

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Cartooning has long been a part of Mark Pett's peripatetic life.

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Kathryn Purdie

Children, Middle-Reader and Young Adult

My love of storytelling began as a young girl when my dad told me, in his own words, the story of To Kill a Mockingbird while we listened to the film score together.

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Jean Reagan

Children, Middle-Reader and Young Adult

Jean Reagan lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband, Peter, and daughter, Jane. Their beloved son and brother, John, died in 2005. Born in Alabama, Jean spent most of her childhood in Japan.

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