Our instructors and faculty come from all different backgrounds and approaches to story telling. We’re excited to introduce them to you.
Meet our talented and knowledgeable faculty.
Lindzee Armstrong is the #1 bestselling author of the No Match for Love series and Sunset Plains Romance series. She’s always had a soft spot for love stories. In third grade, she started secretly reading romance novels, hiding the covers so no one would know (because hello, embarrassing!), and dreaming of her own Prince Charming.
She finally met her true love while at college, where she studied history education. They are now happily married and raising twin boys in the Rocky Mountains.
Like any true romantic, Lindzee loves chick flicks, ice cream, and chocolate. She believes in sigh-worthy kisses and happily ever afters, and loves expressing that through her writing.
Born Carolyn Heaton in the tiny northern Arizona town of Moccasin, Carolyn grew up steeped in Heaton lore and surrounded by Heaton cousins. As a writer, she was the logical one to oversee the writing of Jonathan Heaton’s story, and her middle grade stories had to be put on hold. It will be a while before she gets back to them, as she’s got another ancestor whose story simply must be told.
Annette Lyon is a USA Today bestselling author, a 4-time Best of State medalist for fiction in Utah, and a Whitney Award winner. She’s had success as a professional editor and in newspaper, magazine, and technical writing, but her first love has always been writing fiction. She’s a cum laude graduate from BYU with a degree in English and is the author of over a dozen books, including the Whitney Award-winning Band of Sisters, a chocolate cookbook, and a grammar guide, and is a regular contributor to the Timeless Romance Anthology series and one of the four coauthors of the Newport Ladies Book Club series. Annette is represented by Heather Karpas at ICM Partners.
USA Today, bestselling author, Janette Rallison/ CJ Hill writes books because writing is much more fun than cleaning bathrooms. Her avoidance of housework has led her to writing 23 novels that have sold over 1,000,000 print copies and have been on many reading and state lists. Her books are fantasy, sci-fi, and romantic comedy because hey, there is enough angst in real life, but there’s a drastic shortage of humor, romance and hot guys who fight dragons. She lives in Chandler, Arizona with her husband, kids, and enough cats to classify her as eccentric.
Janette has been presenting classes for nineteen years including at IRA, Kansas IRA, Texas Library Association, SCBWI, LDStorymakers Utah, LDStorymakers western, ANWA, Writers for Charity, Teen Author Bootcamp, Kanab Writers Conference, Tucson Book Festival, Las Vegas Book Festival, and Kingman Book Festival.
With more than of nine books to her credit, Donna Weaver is an award-winning author, wife, mother, grandmother, Harry Potter geek, army veteran, karate black belt, and online gamer girl.