Getting to Know Writer Michelle Stoddard: Some Not-so-obvious-things

In April 2016, the United Authors Association published Obvious Things, an anthology of the winning pieces of its 2015 Short Story and Flash Fiction contests.  Michelle Stoddard, a member of the UAA’s Utah Valley Writer’s chapter, won third place for her short story “The Patent Man,” a historical fiction piece with a crisp pace. Michelle shares […]

Interview Series – Josi Kilpack

Interviewed by Brooke Hargett I was lucky enough to be in Josi Kilpack’s Publication Primer group this year at the Storymakers Conference. I had heard fabulous things about her writing knowledge, not to mention her kindness. She definitely lived up to all the hype! Josi is the author of the Culinary Masterpiece Series, featuring super-sleuth […]

Interview Series – Sara Zarr

Sara Zarr is the acclaimed author of five novels for young adults, most recently The Lucy Variations, which the New York Times called “an elegant novel.” Her sixth, a collaborative novel with Tara Altebrando, came out December 2013. She’s a National Book Award finalist and two-time Utah Book Award winner. Her books have been variously named to annual […]

Interview Series – Mette Ivie Harrison

Mette is an accomplished author, nationally ranked triathlete and a mother of five. She holds a PhD in German Literature from Princeton and was the Ezra Taft Benson Scholar in 1998. She has written seven young adult books: The Rose Thorne, Tris and Izzie, The Princess and the Snowbird, The Princess and the Bear, The Princess and the […]

Interview Series – Teri Harman

Interview with Teri Harman I had the opportunity to meet Teri last year when the first book in her series, Blood Moon launched. I’m part of a chic, over-the-top book club—Delicious Reads—and we had Teri come both last year and this year for our Halloween book selection. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know Teri better […]

Interview Series – Lisa Mangum

We just had our yearly League of Utah Writers conference and I was lucky enough to spend some time with Lisa Mangum, Managing Editor for Shadow Mountain Imprint. Lisa has a wealth of knowledge and was so gracious to share some of her best insights with us. Brooke: Thank you so much for meeting with […]

Interview Series – Jo Noelle

We are excited to launch our Interview Series! Member Brooke Hargett will be conducting interviews with various authors, agents and editors. She vows to find people of interest, sift for nuggets of wisdom, extract the nitty-gritty and give it to you straight. She recently interviewed Jo Noelle (pictured here–yes, that’s correct–two people). The interview is below, enjoy! […]

Agent Interview – Elise Capron

The Annual League of Utah Writers Conference is over and what better way to ring in our new chapter website than to have an interview with Literary Agent – Elise Capron. Elise is an agent with the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency and was one of the agents attending the conference.  Michael Gordon, our new Chapter President, […]