NORTH LOGAN – Utah’s Writer of the Year is North Logan’s Amanda Luzzader, a selection announced recently by the League of Utah Writers.
She says it could be in recognition of her series of sci-fi, post-apocalyptic adventure novels.
”It features a protagonist who is a mother,” Luzzader explains. “It involves some conspiracy theories and some memory loss and a virus and she’s looking for her son.
“It’s kind of just a book with a lot of twists and turns. The first book is called Among These Bones and the second book is When It’s No Longer Night. The third book is actually going to be coming out in a month or so.”
She says she came up with the idea several years ago, at the time the first Ebola case reached the U.S.
She says the first of her stories to be published was about 10 years ago, included in an international best selling series.
”I had written a Christmas story and my mom told me I had to send it off to Chicken Soup for the Soul. I never thought it would get published,” Luzzader exclaims. “But it did, and that was actually what really started me down the path of writing.
“I’ve since had about a dozen stories published in different Chicken Soup for the Soul books.”
Luzzader lives in North Logan with her husband and two young sons and works as a grant writer for a local nonprofit organization that seeks to help disadvantaged children and families.