Carol Lynch Williams: Mormon Author

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Carol Lynch Williams Mormon author

Carol Lynch Williams is an award-winning novelist. She runs the week-long Writing and illustrating for Young Readers conference at Brigham Young University. She also teaches creative writing at BYU.

Williams grew up in Florida. She earned an MFA degree in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College in 2008. She won the PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship.

She has authored more than twenty-five books for children and young adults. Her titles include, The Chosen One, Glimpse, Miles from Ordinary, Waiting, Signed, Sky Harper, The Haven, and the Just in Time series.

The Chosen One was named one of the ALA's Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and Best Books for Young Adult Readers; it won the Whitney and the Association of Mormon Letters awards for the best young adult novel of the year; and was featured on numerous lists of recommended YA fiction.

Williams writes on a blog with writers Ann Dee Ellis and Kyra Leigh Williams.

She is the mother of five daughters and lives in Utah. She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.