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Writing Snippets Episode seven: Lisa Mangum Interview

Alice hosts this episode as we interview the delightful Lisa Mangum about her Novels: The Hourglass Door, The Golden Spiral, The Forgotten Locket, and her fascinating story of how she discovered the idea for her novels, and how she had to keep her book secret from her coworkers. We also discuss the hot topic of Prologues. Are they in? Are they out?

She is also an editor at Shadow Mountain and Deseret Book. Did we mention she is an award winning author? Go to her website to find out more. Here is a quick Bio: Lisa Mangum has loved and worked with books ever since elementary school, when she volunteered at the school library during recess. Her first paying job was shelving books at the Sandy Library. She worked for five years at Waldenbooks while she attended the University of Utah, graduating with honors with a degree in English. An avid reader of all genres, she has worked in the publishing department for Deseret Book since 1997.
Besides books, Lisa loves movies, sunsets, spending time with her family, trips to Disneyland, and vanilla ice cream topped with fresh raspberries. She lives in Taylorsville, Utah, with her husband, Tracy. She is the author of The Hourglass Door (which was named the 2009 YA Book of the Year by ForeWord Reviews) and The Golden Spiral.

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If  you are in the Utah area, plan on meeting her at Life The Universe and Everything, or LTUE, a writer’s conference in Provo. A book her brother wrote is worth checking out for the LDS community Bad Boys in the Book Of Mormon. Congrats Lisa and her Brother Dennis!

Episode seven will be more of Lisa as she discusses the Editor/ Author switch.

See ya next Monday.

***Win a signed book by Lisa Mangum! Comment under any Lisa Mangum interview to enter the drawing. Contest ends: March 1st