Posts Tagged ‘LDS church’

Interview with Lu Ann Brobst Staheli about “Men of Destiny”

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Lu Ann, how has your family background affected your writing, if it has?

My mother was a writer, although she had never had anything published. She wrote poetry for every family occasion, happy and sad. She wrote letters to all of us, no matter how spread across the country. She wrote her life story in a journal. I think my mom would have embraced the internet and used it as a means to touch, teach, and love. Although she told me I’d never make a living as a writer, she still supported my dreams. She once arranged for me to work at the Anderson Herald though the Explorer program so I could learn about the newspaper business. My grandmother was also a writer. She had huge dreams of writing the All-American novel someday, and although she wrote short stories, to my knowledge the only thing she had published was a poem about the sinking of the Titanic a few days after the tragedy. Her poem, “The Lost Ones,” was published in the Chicago Herald American. She always gave me gifts that would teach me how to write and expand my vocabulary. Both she and my mother were avid readers, as I turned out to be.

What gave you the nerve to attempt your first novel? (more…)

MEN OF DESTINY: ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE PROPHET JOSEPH SMITH

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Lu Ann Brobst Staheli‘s book MEN OF DESTINY: ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE PROPHET JOSEPH SMITH was published on May 15, 2014 51sMH6Bf53L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_ Back cover blurb:

Contemporaries by birth, Abraham Lincoln and the Prophet Joseph Smith shared (more…)

Dangerous Game by Keith Morris

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

We find in Dangerous Game a thrilling book about terrorists and the Olympic games that come to Utah for the second time. This story is well done, clean and has characters who are Mormons. I recommended it to all who enjoy thrillers, detectives and don’t mind a sprinkle of Mormonism here and there. It isn’t preachy at all, nor is it a conversion tool. What it is, though, is a great reading for all readers from pre-teens to adults.

It all starts when Peter is asked by the FBI to investigate a murder in rural Utah. This results in contingency with his job as a security officer for the LDS church. He not only meets the deceased man, but also the police woman who will become his partner in this bizarre case.

Why would anyone kill a God-fearing man and call the police to tell them where his body is? Just a few days later, Peter and his partner find that that there have been other cases like this one. All the bodies had been bitten before they were killed. Are they dealing with a serial killer, or some other type of villain who doesn’t care for human life?