2010
Susan Evans McCloud

2010 Lifetime Achievement Award – Susan Evans McCloud McCloud has published more than 45 books. Since the late 1970s she has published nearly one novel annually, many through the publishers Bookcraft or Scribe Publishing. Her novel Black Stars Over Mexico was a best seller in January 1985. Brigham Young: An Inspiring Personal Biography was partly […]

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2011
Douglas Thayer

2011 Lifetime Achievement Award – Douglas Thayer Douglas H. Thayer is considered one of the foremost fiction writers exploring contemporary Mormon life. In 1946, Thayer dropped out of high school to join the army. After his service in the army to Germany, and later a 2-year LDS mission, he obtained an English degree from BYU. […]

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2012
Lael Littke

2012 Lifetime Achievement Award – Lael Littke Lael Littke is the author of more than forty books in both the national and LDS markets. Most of her books are written for children and young adults, including Haunted Sister, Lake of Secrets, and Searching for Selene. TRISH FOR PRESIDENT, SHANNY ON HER OWN, and LOYDENE IN […]

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2014
Margaret Blair Young

2014 Lifetime Achievement Award – Margaret Blair Young Margaret Blair Young has written and published much literary fiction, beginning with her first sale to The Southern Review during her university studies. With Darius Gray, she coauthored Standing on the Promises, a trilogy about early Black Mormon pioneers. She has written and published a variety of […]

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2015
Marsha Ward

2015 Lifetime Achievement Award – Marsha Ward Marsha was born in the sleepy little town of Phoenix, Arizona, and grew up with chickens, citrus trees, and lots of room to roam. She began telling stories at a very early age, regaling her neighborhood friends with her tales over milk and homemade sugar cookies. Marsha works […]

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