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Words Fall In: An Interview with Lauri Schoenfeld

By Melonie Cannon

Not only is Lauri Schoenfeld a diverse writer, she is an advocate and healer for hurt souls. A survivor of abuse and child scoliosis, Lauri has overcome those challenges and through deep introspection guides others along the same healing path. She is the greater of Inner Enlightenment, a business built around connecting to your inner …

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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 Lisa Valentine Clark

By Sandra Clark

Lisa Valentine Clark graduated with a B.S. in English from Brigham Young University. She was part of the sketch comedy/improv troupe “The Garrens” in Provo from 1995-2000, and co-founded the theater-as-improv troupe “The Thrillionaires,” which performs original, improvised plays and musicals in a variety of genres. She starred as “Gracie,” the lead actor of Pretty …

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Interview with Fiona Givens

By Sandra Clark

Fiona Givens was born in Nairobi, Kenya, educated in British convent schools, and converted to the LDS church in Frankfurt am Main. She earned degrees in French, German, and in European History while co-raising six children. Fiona has worked as a lobbyist, a translator, and as chair of a French language program. She is a …

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Interview With Meg Conley

By Sandra Clark

Meg Conley is a writer, speaker, wife and mother. She mostly procrastinates, except for when she just falls through. Connect with Meg on Twitter, Facebook, Huffington Post page and MegConley.com. And now a featured writer at Segullah. This quarter Meg joins us to share some writing and about her writing life. I’m enchanted with her ready delight, quick …

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Book Review: The Quantum Breach, by Denver Acey

By Kellie Purcill

The Quantum Breach Cover Art

Denver Acey’s novel The Quantum Breach had me second guessing every piece of paper (bank statement, bulk mail out, envelope with my grandmother’s address on it) I put in my recycling or bin and invading the personal space of every ATM I used. When Ebay admitted last month that it had been hacked with millions of user account details copied, I realised again, thanks in increased part to The Quantum Breach, how much information about me is readily available in hard- and electronic-copy, even without entering the walls of my home (hence my glaring at stuff I’d have normally tossed out without thinking about it and changing several identical passwords online).

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Mothers’ Day Gifts Worth Giving (And Getting)

By Kellie Purcill

Pearler, n., Australian colloquial slang: an item of exceeding merit, beauty, perfection, worth or combination of the same. E.g. “It’s an absolute pearler of a book/car/idea/baby/party.” (Hint: rhymes with twirler)

Shocker, n., Australian colloquial slang: item of significant awfulness, ineptitude, failure of effort. E.g. “He gave his Mum a shocker of a Mothers’ Day pressie – a toilet brush. He hasn’t been seen since.”

Everyone wants a pearler of a Mothers’ Day present, to give AND to receive. Shockers can be left right there on the shelf, thank you VERY much.  Here are my two top suggestions of absolute pearlers to give (AND receive – a present to yourself, how lovely, thoughtful and considerate!!) to the important women in your life this month.

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