Contributor Bios

Stacie Alfaro

After living in Texas most of her life, Stacie Alfaro moved to Idaho as a teenager, where she met and was sealed to her high school sweetheart in the Twin Falls Idaho Temple. Stacie is a stay-at-home mom to a beautiful baby girl and is going to college for a bachelor’s degree in bilingual elementary education. She is an adrenaline junky who loves skydiving, zip lining, and white water rafting, but since having a baby, Stacie sticks to safer, less intense hobbies such as baking, singing, and bringing new life to great thrift store finds.

Trisha Sisson Brimhall

Trisha Sisson Brimhall is a wife, mother, registered dietitian nutritionist, and dabbler in hobbies of all sorts, including writing stories and poetry for young children. She graduated from Utah State University with a BS in medical dietetics and has worked for WIC, Primary Children’s Medical Center, the American Heart
Association, and currently owns her own nutrition consulting business, Nutritious Intent. She has survived six miscarriages and is currently surviving (and loving) two beautiful children.

JoLyn Brown

JoLyn Brown is a wife and mother who writes in her spare time. Her published works include several short stories; A Circle of Sisters, an anthology of true stories about the Relief Society; and Run, a contemporary YA novel. When she’s not writing, she sews, scrapbooks, reads, and spends time with her family. Learn more about JoLyn and her books by visiting

Monique Bucheger

When Monique Bucheger isn’t writing, you can find her playing taxi driver to one or more of her twelve children, plotting her next novel, scrapbooking, or being the “mamarazzi” at any number of child-oriented events. Even though she realizes there will never be enough hours in any given day, Monique tries very hard to enjoy the journey that is her life. She is the author of the Ginnie West Adventures series; the picture book, Popcorn, and plans to write plenty more. You can learn more about her at

Deena Campanile

Deena Campanile lives in Utah with her husband and three kids, their five annoying parrots, one loud hound dog, and a few escape artist chickens in the backyard. She dreams of being a writer when she finally grows up. In the meantime, she enjoys remodeling the house on paper and tearing up the yard on a regular basis.

Cheri Chesley

Cheri Chesley believes in miracles and the magic of books in everyday life. When not writing, she can be found reading the dictionary for fun or devouring any of the many books in her library. She lives with her husband and children in Waurika, OK. Look for updates on her latest works at


Rachelle J. Christensen

Rachelle J. Christensen is the author of Lost Children: Coping with Miscarriage for Latter-day Saints. She is also the author of several works of fiction. She is a stay-at-home mom to five incredible kids. She has an amazing husband, three cats, and five chickens. Visit to learn more about her.

C. Michelle Jefferies

C. Michelle Jefferies writes technical suspense, a stark contrast to her rural life in southeastern Utah with seven kids, house, husband, two dogs, and four chickens. When not writing, she distracts herself with making soap, dyeing fabric, and making books and fairy doors. Although her heart resides in the future, she has been known to be distracted by urban fantasy. You can learn more about her at


Stephanie Nelson

Stephanie Nelson grew up in a small town in southwestern Wyoming. With her husband of twenty years, Stephanie busily manages her family, small farm, part time employment, writing, and various hobbies, including writing. Actively involved in the LDS church and community, Stephanie teaches and supports her
children in their various church, school, 4H, and social activities. You can learn more about her at her blog,


Karen Pellett

Karen Pellett is a wife, the stepmom of two amazing teenage sons, and now the mother of three wonderfully brilliant, stubborn, independent children. She lives in American Fork, Utah, and has written for newspapers, magazines, anthologies, and is currently working on two young adult fantasy novels. Her life may be crazy insane, but she is loving every minute.

Tristi Pinkston

Tristi Pinkston is the author of over thirty books, a freelance editor, and the owner of Trifecta Books. She’s the homeschooling mom of four incredibly smart children and one in heaven, and the wife of the world’s most wonderful, supportive, and patient man. You can learn more about her at


Rebecca Rode

Rebecca Rode is the author of How to Have Peace When You're Falling to Pieces, an inspirational book for mothers. She also writes for Deseret News,, and the Provo Daily Herald. Her first novel, Numbers Game, comes out in the spring of 2015. She has four children, two cats, one amazing husband, and a ridiculous addiction to chocolate-banana shakes. You can learn more about her at

Andrea Tao

Andrea Tao resides in Queen Creek, Arizona. She has been married for ten years and is the mother of five children. Family and religion are a big part of her life, and she’s honored to share her story of loss, hope, and small miracles. Her children’s book, Too Perfect For This Earth, will soon be available from

Abigail Wheelwright

Abigail Wheelwright lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband, Eric, and their sons “Denny” and “Batman.” She works as a CNA, giving care to the elderly, and dreams of writing full-time. She enjoys singing, spending time with family and friends, and will someday learn to knit. You can learn more about her at

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