Today, my favorite author of all time is here. Gerald N. Lund is my favorite for many reasons, but foremost, because he’s my dad. His books include fiction, non-fiction, dystopian, contemporary YA, and doctrinal discourses. However, he’s best known for his religious historical fiction including The San Juan Pioneers series, and The Work and the Glory series (which have had a few movies made based on them). His current series, Fire and Steel, is set during WWI and WWII, and chronicles the lives of two families, one from Germany and one from rural Utah. He’s won several awards, sold millions of books, yet he’s just the nicest, sweetest–and smartest–man. If you couldn’t tell, I love him to pieces. :)
SIDE NOTE: My dad also writes lyrics and I write music (like my mom), So the two of us recently worked on a choral song which was just published by Jackman Music. The song is called “Come and Be With Me,” based on Frederic Chopin’s Etude in E. The words are gorgeous, a prayer of supplication. I had the easy job of putting it all together. If you want to read the lyrics, go here. It’s available in SATB with vocal solos coming soon.
Today my dad’s here to talk about writing the movie in our mind.