Arianne Cope: Mormon Author
Arianne Baadsgaard Cope is a novelist, writer, blogger, and photographer. She won the 2005 Marilyn Brown Novel Award from the Association of Mormon Letters for her novel The Coming of Elijah. She has also received some criticism for her portrayal of the Indian Student Placement Program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, of which she is a member. She has written for Church magazines such as the New Era, Ensign, and Friend. She has published in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Utah Spirit, and Imperfect Parent. She is a former managing editor of the Tremonton Leader and staff member of an international magazine.
She is a master of arts such as quilting, spinning, weaving, soap making, hand sewing, knitting, wood carving, and gardening. Much of her creative work is showcased in her blog Still Parenting.
Cope and her husband, Jared, live in Cedar City, Utah, and are the parents of five children. Her mother Janene Wolsey Baadsgaard, is also a writer.