News and Upcoming Events

olive treeThe Olive Tree was published this spring! It is an artistic adaptation of an allegory in the Book of Mormon. My amazing sisters, Joan Layton Merrell and Carol Layton Ogden, did the calligraphy and illustrations. For a complete rundown on the making of this book see our website:

My story "Jonah's Reverent Shirt" is in the November 2011 issue of the Friend magazine. This one is a retelling of something that happened to a friend of mine.

Read the story by clicking here.


I am thrilled that my three-part story "A Missionary Named Wilford" is appearing in the Friend magazine beginning with the August issue.

To read Part One, click here.

To read Part Two, click here.

To read Part Three, click here.


I am so pleased and honored that Three Little Robbers was reviewed in the Friend magazine.

See the review in the November 2010 issue by clicking here.