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Rachel Piper

Digital News Editor, Online

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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Shayla Baker, 14, is one of the teens participating in the nonprofit WriteOut writing bootcamp taking place at the end of June in Cedar City. WriteOut pairs big-named authors with Utah teens who want to write. It’s the first year of the camp, which offered scholarships to lower-income kids who wanted to attend and hone their writing. Writing is one of her passions, along with music. Not having a computer Shayla does most of her writing on her phone. At Utah writing camp, teens will workshop stories with their favorite authors
    If Daniel Sigafus isn’t devouring a book by Utah fantasy authors Brandon Mull or Brandon Sanderson, he’s probably plotting a novel of his own. Most of...
    Updated Jun 22 2017 01:31 pm   |     |   Share

  • Courtesy Humane Society of Utah Covfefe, center, relaxes with his new family on Friday. Trump typo pays off for a longtime Utah shelter cat named Covfefe
    A Utah cat has a new home, thanks in part to President Donald Trump. The Humane Society of Utah’s longest resident was a brown tabby named Sprite, who...
    Updated Jun 09 2017 08:41 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah author Emily R. King. Courtesy Erin Summerill Photography Utah author’s ‘The Hundredth Queen’ is the start of a fast-paced YA romantic fantasy
    Book lovers know that there’s nothing better than discovering a captivating new series — and nothing worse than waiting years to find out what happens...
    Updated May 26 2017 04:55 pm   |     |   Share

  • In autobiographical ‘Real Friends,’ Shannon Hale explores the power and pain of childhood relationships
    Newbery Honor-winning Utah author Shannon Hale didn’t have the kind of terrible childhood that lends itself to memoir, but she didn’t have a terribly ...
    Updated May 05 2017 02:15 pm   |     |   Share