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Paisley Rekdal

Adult

Paisley Rekdal is the Utah Poet Laureate and recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Village Voice Writers on the Verge Award, a Contemporary Poetry Series Award from the University of Georgia Press, a Fulbright Fellowship, a Wyoming Council of the Arts Fellowship, and the La

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Jana Richman

Adult

Jana's new novel, The Last Cowgirl, is set in the harsh and beautiful landscape of the West desert of Utah. Recently returned to Salt Lake from Tucson Jana has also written a memoir, Riding in the Shadows of Saints out in paperback.

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Celesta Rimington

Children, Middle-Reader and Young Adult

Celesta Rimington is a musical theater performer, an advocate for wildlife and the arts, and an active participant in Utah's writing community.

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Manuel Romero

Adult

Manuel Romero was born in Rodarte, New Mexico.

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Natasha Saje

Adult

In 1955 I was born "stateless" in Munich, Germany, to refugee parents with whom I subsequently emigrated to New York City. Grew up mostly in New York and New Jersey, with three years in Indiana. In between or concurrent with formal education I've had many non-academic jobs.

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The Bands of Mourning: A Mistborn Novel (The Mistborn Saga #6) Cover Image

Brandon Sanderson

Children, Middle-Reader and Young Adult

BRANDON SANDERSON grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He lives in Utah with his wife and children and teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University.

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Fires of Invention: Volume 1 (Mysteries of Cove #1) Cover Image

J. Scott Savage

Children, Middle-Reader and Young Adult

J. Scott Savege has been hunting for and writing about monsters for as long as he can remember. His mother believes his first word might have been "lycanthrope," and the first thing he bought with the money he earned delivering newspapers was a six-foot plastic Frankenstein monster.

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Alone at Dawn: Medal of Honor Recipient John Chapman and the Untold Story of the World's Deadliest Special Operations Force Cover Image

Dan Schilling

Adult

Dan spent more than 30 years in special operations, primarily as a Combat Controller and Special Tactics Officer.

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Kirstin Scott

Adult

Kirstin Scott is the author of the novel Motherlungewhich won the AWP Prize for the Novel  and the Utah Original Writing Competition.

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Christine Seifert

Children, Middle-Reader and Young Adult

Christine Seifert has a PhD in English from Oklahoma State University. She is a professor at Westminster College in Salt Lake City where she teaches professional writing and rhetoric.

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Allison Skinner

Adult

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Erin Summerill

Children, Middle-Reader and Young Adult

After completing a B.A. in English, I had aspirations to knock out the next great American novel. Mom always taught me to dream big. Well writing proved tougher than I first thought. Tougher than chewing on a two-year-old gummi-worm that's been hiding under a car seat. Plans changed.

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Terry Tempest Williams

Adult

Terry Tempest Williams grew up within sight of the Great Salt Lake in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Ilima Todd

Children, Middle-Reader and Young Adult

Ilima Todd was born and raised on the north shore of Oahu and dives for octopus with her dad every time she visits—otherwise she’s diving into books in the Rocky Mountains where she lives with her husband and four children.

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Sylvia Torti

Adult

Past president of Writers@Work, Sylvia's novel, The Scorpion's Tail won the 2005 Miguel Marmol Prize, awarded annually by Curbstone Press for the best debut work in fiction by a Latino/a writer.

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Stephen Trimble

Adult

STEPHEN TRIMBLE was born in Denver, his family's base for roaming the West with his geologist father.

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