"Character is the one thing we make in this world and take with us into the next."
- - Ezra Taft Benson
Latter-day Books
by Laurie Williams Sowby

New Reads for Renewed Perspective - January 27, 2016
Books to Help Keep Christmas - December 16, 2015
Two New Books Target Youths' Concerns - September 09, 2015
Mixed Bag of Summertime Books - July 15, 2015
Words of Comfort for a New Year - January 14, 2015
Books, Music Fit to Give - December 17, 2014
New Books have Visual Appeal - November 5, 2014
New Books Aid Focus, Perspective - October 22, 2014
Excellent Stories, Well Told - October 8, 2014
Simply Beautiful Books - September 10, 2014
Surviving Hitler a Remarkable Read - August 13, 2014
Kids' Books for Summer Reading - July 2, 2014
A Potpourri: Beyond the Usual - April 9, 2014
History for Christmas - December 18, 2013
Good Reads to Give or Get - December 11, 2013
Love and Marriage - November 6, 2013
Refreshing Reads - October 23, 2013
Perfect Reading for Perfectionists - September 25, 2013
Simple Truths in Books for Kids - September 11, 2013
Two More Books for LDS Women - August 28, 2013
Small Books, Big Ideas - April 10, 2013
Powerful Book for 'Everyday' People - February 13, 2013
Great Finds at Great Prices - January 2, 2013
LDS Music Picks for All Ages - August 29, 2012
Worth of a Soul Worth Reading - August 15, 2012

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About Laurie Williams Sowby

Laurie Williams Sowby has been writing since second grade and getting paid for it since high school. Her byline ("all three names, please") has appeared on more than 6,000 freelance articles published in newspapers, magazines, and online.

A graduate of BYU and a writing instructor at Utah Valley University for many years, she proudly claims all five children and their spouses as college grads.

She and husband, Steve, have served three full-time missions together, beginning in 2005 in Chile, followed by Washington D.C. South, then Washington D.C. North, both times as young adult Institute teachers. They are currently serving in the New York Office of Public and International Affairs

During her years of missionary service, Laurie has continued to write about significant Church events, including the rededication of the Santiago Temple by President Hinckley and the groundbreaking for the Philadelphia Temple by President Eyring. She also was a Church Service Missionary, working as a news editor at Church Magazines, between full-time missions.

Laurie has traveled to all 50 states and at least 45 countries (so far). While home is American Fork, Utah, Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art have provided a comfortable second home.

Laurie is currently serving a fourth full-time mission with her husband in the New York Office of Public and International Affairs. The two previously served with a branch presidency at the Provo Missionary Training Center. The oldest of 18 grandchildren have been called to serve missions in New Hampshire and Brisbane, Australia.

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