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Author Interview with Nicole Adair

By Jen Bosen

Nicole Adair is an LDS writer of young adult books: A Tangle of Dreams, A Memory Made Real, and Voted Most Likely. A Memory Made Real is the sequel to A Tangle of Dreams and was released in November 2023. I caught up with her shortly afterward to talk about her book and her writing …

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Interview with Award Winning Sculptor Annette Everett

By Linda Hoffman Kimball

Segullah: We’re are excited to have you – a gifted sculptor – as our featured artist this season, Annette. Tell us a little about growing up and the places you have called “home”. Annette: I was raised in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains just outside of Spokane, Washington. After college and marriage, my husband was in …

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Interview with Segullah’s Art Director Linda Hoffman Kimball

By Linda Hoffman Kimball

Interview with Segullah’s art director, Linda Hoffman Kimball   What were some of your early art experiences? As I child I generally had a crayon in my hand at all times. One early adventure with art was when I was 10 and created a papier mâché and coat hanger Bullwinkle the Moose headdress for myself …

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Melissa Tshikampabo Kamba: Recognizing the Beauty Within

By Linda Hoffman Kimball

Segullah: Welcome to Segullah, Melissa! We’re excited to highlight your illustrations and share your unique gifts with our readers. First off, can you tell us about your name? Melissa: My name is Melissa Tshikampabo Kamba-Boggs. For my website Tshikamba.com and professional work, I use a shortened version: Tshikamba. That’s pronounced “Chee-Kam-ba.” “Tshika” derives from my …

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Anam Cara: Sue Booth-Forbes and her writer’s and artist’s retreat center in Ireland

By Linda Hoffman Kimball

Anam Cara  means “soul friend.” My dear friend Sue Booth-Forbes owns a writer’s and artist’s retreat called Anam Cara near the tiny jewel-box town of Eyeries, on the Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork in Ireland. I have been there on four different occasions since the early 2000s. I always find it welcoming, inspiring, exhilarating, comforting and …

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A Visitation with Crystal Despain

By Linda Hoffman Kimball

Segullah’s journal has the pleasure to highlight the works of one of our 2019 Visual Art Contest winners, Crystal Despain. Crystal’s vibrant and shimmering painting “Visitation” stunned us with its luminosity, implied action and technical skill. Here’s our conversation with Crystal about being an artist and a Segullah sister. Segullah: Welcome, Crystal! It’s an honor …

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The History of Women’s Healings and Blessings: An Interview with Author Fara Sneddon

By Linda Hoffman Kimball

“There is a need for this history, and there is a need to see ourselves in the rituals and spiritual gifts of our foremothers.”  Fara Anderson Sneddon  Segullah has the honor of interviewing scholar, Fara Sneddon. Fara has spent the last years researching the history of the spiritual gifts of Latter-day Saint women, particularly the …

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Unseen Worlds: Interview with Marilène Phipps-Kettlewell

By Terresa Wellborn

It is my pleasure and privilege to introduce Marilène Phipps-Kettlewell. She is an LDS Haitian-American poet, painter, and short story writer. She is as brilliant as she is charming. Her latest book is the memoir, Unseen Worlds: Adventures at the Crossroads of Vodou Spirits and Latter-Day Saints (Calumet Editions, 2018). It is an intriguing story …

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Interview with Jenn Lee Smith and Zandra Vranes of Jane and Emma

By Sandra Clark

Jane and Emma, releasing this weekend, breathes life into the real-life friendship of Jane Manning and Emma Smith. This important film examines their friendship within its complex matrix of history fraught with racism, the murder of the prophet Joseph, his polygamy and the strain of Emma’s marriage. The deep friendship Jane and Emma, shown in the movie …

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