Spencer Fluhman will never forget the summer of 1999. The 26-year-old college student was a participant in one of the first summer seminars ever conducted by Richard Bushman, the noted Columbia University historian and biographer of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Continue reading “New book out of BYU celebrates legacy of ‘disciple-scholar’ Richard Bushman”
SALT LAKE CITY — Every so often, a talented writer will discover a story lost to history with tremendous application for today. Such is the case with Yale University historian Joanne Freeman and her latest book. Continue reading “Think Congress is bad now? New book charts their fist fights, duels — even biting — in pre-Civil War years”
I recently had the privilege to interview Kurt Bestor. He is an Emmy-winning composer especially known for his Christmas music and non-denominational song, “Prayer of the Children.” He is also a composer for the 1993 movie, “Rigoletto.”
Devery Anderson is the marketing manager for Signature Books and the author/editor of several books, including the forthcoming “Salt Lake School of the Prophets: 1867-1883” (Signature Books, 2018). Continue reading “10 questions with Devery Anderson”
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah author Brandon Sanderson wanted to know what would happen if the bad guy won.
“What if Frodo (from ‘Lord of the Rings’) had gotten to the end of the long journey through Mordor and the Dark Lord Sauron said, ‘Hey, that’s my ring. Thanks for bringing it back,” Sanderson said in an email interview. Continue reading “10 years after the first ‘Mistborn’ trilogy, Utah author Brandon Sanderson reflects on the question that started it”
Adam Sharp has a storied career in politics and media. He currently serves as the interim CEO of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
As we slowly ramp up towards Season 6 of “When Calls the Heart,” actress Andrea Brooks shares her five favorite episodes. Continue reading “Andrea Brooks shares Top 5 episodes of ‘When Calls the Heart’”
I recently had the privilege to interview Yale University historian and Backstory Radio cohost, Joanne Freeman. Her new book, “The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War” is being released today. Continue reading “10 questions with Joanne Freeman”
I recently had the privilege to interview Tor Publisher, Devi Pillar, for an upcoming feature in the Deseret News. The article celebrates 10 years since Brandon Sanderson completed the first trilogy in the “Mistborn” series. The full text of her comments are available here. Continue reading “Tor Publisher Devi Pillai reflects on Brandon Sanderson’s ‘Mistborn’”
SALT LAKE CITY — Barbara Jones Brown has a well-earned reputation as a gifted historian and writer, but her relationship with history had a rough beginning. Continue reading “Meet the Mormon History Association’s new executive director”