Kilpack, Josi S.

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Kilpack, Josi S.

PERSONAL: Born in Salt Lake City, UT; daughter of Walt (a teacher) and Marle (a teacher) Schofield; married Lee Kilpack (a corporate executive), April 1, 1993; children: Breanna, Madison, Christopher, Kylee. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Religion: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon). Hobbies and other interests: Reading, travel, baking.

ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, Cedar Fort, Inc., 925 North Main St., Springville, UT 84663. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Homemaker and novelist.

MEMBER: Association of Mormon Letters, Utah League of Writers, LDStorymakers.

WRITINGS:

Earning Eternity (Mormon romance novel), Cedar Fort (Springville, UT), 2000.

Surrounded by Strangers (Mormon fiction), Cedar Fort (Springville, UT), 2003.

Tempest Tossed (Mormon fiction), Cedar Fort (Springville, UT), 2004.

Star Struck (Mormon fiction), Cedar Fort (Springville, UT), 2004.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A Time to Trust, a Mormon romance novel centered on faith, unplanned pregnancy, and hyperemisisgravidarim.

SIDELIGHTS: Josi S. Kilpack told CA: "My purpose in writing is to provide good, uplifting stories about Latter-day Saints characters that cause the readers to reflect on their own lives and choices. I believe in realistic story lines, deep subjects, and interesting characters that reflect challenges we face in our own lives. I write the initial draft in six weeks, then I do my research to fill in the gaps, and spent the next six to nine months polishing the story line."