- Robison Wells
Robison Wells (born April 1978) is an American
novelist. He currently lives in Provo, Utah, with his wife and two children. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his novels are directed to the LDS fictionmarket. He graduated from the University of Utahin 2003 with a degree in political science, and is currently pursuing an MBAin marketingat Brigham Young University. [See [http://www.robisonwells.com/aboutschool.php About Robison Wells] Accessed November 29 2006]
Books by Wells
"On Second Thought"
Released in March 2004, Wells' first novel is a
romantic comedy/ mysteryset in the fictional New Mexicotown of Alamitos. Walt Stewart, a recent college graduate, moves to Alamitos in an attempt to run away from his problems. Once there, he gets involved with the quirky politics and conspiracies of small-town life, gets wrapped up in a seemingly-supernatural mystery, and falls in love.
Wells has stated that parts of the novel were loosely based on his experiences living in
Grants, New Mexico. [See [http://www.robisonwells.com/OTSquestions.php "On Second Thought" Questions] Accessed November 29 2006]
"Wake Me When It's Over"
Released in January 2005, this novel is a blend of humor and suspense. Eric Hopkins and Rebekah Hughes, BYU students, accidentally get involved with an economic terrorist organization.
Released in July 2006, "The Counterfeit" is the sequel to "Wake Me When It's Over", concluding the story of Eric and Rebekah. This novel deals with both the economic terrorists mentioned in the earlier book, as well as a competing secret organization run by Rebekah's father.
Originally, a third book was planned in this series, but Wells has stated that there are no current plans for another sequel. [See [http://www.robisonwells.com/WakeMequestions.php#WM3 "Wake Me When It's Over" Questions] Accessed
November 29 2006]
The Whitney Awards
In the spring of 2007, Robison Wells began work on the
Whitney Awards, an awards program for LDS fiction. He has stated that this idea came from a conversation with friend and fellow author Brandon Sanderson. The Whitney Awards are sponsored by LDStorymakers, an author's guild for LDS writers. Robison Wells currently serves as president of the Whitney Awards Committee.
Wells is an occasional staff writer and department editor for "The Official Time-Waster's Guide". He also participates in a collaborative
blogwith five other LDS writers, [http://sixldswriters.blogspot.com/ Six LDS Writers and a Frog] ; he posts on Tuesdays.
* [http://hjnews.townnews.com/articles/2006/08/28/cachemag/story06.txt The Herald Journal, Cache Valley]
* [http://www.meridianmagazine.com/books/060817wells.html Meridian Magazine]
* [http://www.robisonwells.com/AMLreview.php Association for Mormon Letters]
* [http://www.robisonwells.com Robison Wells' personal website]
* [http://www.ldswomensbookreview.com/mambo/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=91&Itemid=1 LDS Women's Book Review]
* [http://media.families.com/blog/author-interview-robison-wells-part-two Families.com]
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