“Daughters of Ishmael” is a Finalist in the Mormon Lit Blitz!

My story “Daughters of Ishmael” is one of 12 finalists in the Mormon Lit Blitz. That means it will be published on Mormon Artist on June 9, and then the following week, readers will vote for their favorite story, and the winner gets $100.

This year marks a change, as “Daughters of Ishmael” is straight historical, no fantasy. It tells the story of Nephi, Laman, and Lemuel’s wives at the time when Nephi leaves his brothers behind after Lehi’s death (2 Nephi 5). It took me several drafts to get this story right, so I hope you enjoy it! I’ll be posting an author commentary the same day it publishes, so look for that.


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