Susan Evans McCloud: Mormon Author
Susan Evans McCloud is the author of more than forty books written for an LDS audience. She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. One of her books, Brigham Young: An Inspiring Personal Biography (1996) was written, at least in part, because of her work as a docent at the Beehive House for thirty years.
Some of her more popular titles include, My Enemy, My Love; A Face in the Shadows; Where the Heart Leads; Black Stars Over Mexico; and For Love of Ivy. Some of her books are considered historical fiction and are set in countries such as Scotland, England, or India and explore the lives of 19th-century Latter-day Saints. McCloud also wrote the Mormon Girls series.
McCloud has also written poems, children’s books, screenplays, and newspaper articles. She is a contributor to the Deseret News. She also writes hymns—she penned the lyrics to the beloved LDS hymn “Lord, I Would Follow Thee” and “As Zion’s Youth in Latter Days.”
She was honored with a Whitney Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.
McCloud is the mother of six children and has lived in the Provo, Utah, area for much of her life.