Blaine Yorgason: Mormon Author
Blaine M. Yorgason is an author and coauthor of more than seventy publications. His bestseller, Charlie’s Monument, was initially self-published. Bestseller The Windwalker was made into a feature film by Kieth Merrill, and Chester, I Love You (coauthored with brother Brenton G. Yorgason) was made into a movie titled Thanksgiving Promise by Disney Productions, with the script cowritten by Peter Johnson.
His other titles, among numerous others, are Bishop’s Horse Race, Massacre at Salt Creek, A Town Called Charity, The Krystal Promise, One Tattered Angel, Brother Brigham’s Gold, and the Hearts Afire series. He wrote biographies of Harold B. Lee, Joseph F. Smith, and John Taylor. He also cowrote with Sunny Oaks, Douglas D. Alder, and Richard A. Schmutz.
Yorgason was born on December 6, 1942, in Utah. He taught for a time in the Church Educational System, both in Seminary (1970–1977) and at Brigham Young University (1977–1980). He holds a master’s degree in history with emphasis in the American West from BYU.
Yorgason is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He and his wife, Kathy, have seven children.