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Road Less Traveled
10:30a.m., Main Stage
David Osmond, the fourth son of Alan Osmond, has music running through his veins. At four-years-old David performed as the lead singer of the Osmond Boys which then evolved into The Osmond’s 2nd Generation. David’s road has not always been easy. He was forced to put his music career on hold due to a difficult battle with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Despite his challenges, David often recounts great miracles in his life. David’s new album, Road Less Traveled, speaks of his personal journey of faith in overcoming adversity.
11:00a.m., Main Stage
Jeremy Telford has been running his business, Balloon Guy Entertainment, since 2003 and has performed at hundreds of events and parties. He has created over 250 designs, including a life-sized Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a degree in Recreation Management and Youth Leadership. He lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah.
R. William Bennett
Jacob T. Marley
11:25a.m., Main Stage
R. William (Bill) Bennett grew up in New Jersey and Connecticut. He attended Lafayette College as a Government & Law major, and has since then labored in the field in business, with his most recent position as a division president of Franklin Covey. Bill and his wife, Loree, are the parents of four children. He is the author of The Christmas Gift.
11:55a.m., Main Stage
Cherie Call was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona and has been writing music since her early teens. She has released seven full length albums of her original songs. Her latest album, “Grace”, was released in October of 2009. Some highlights of Cherie’s performing life include playing “in the round” at Nashville’s famous Bluebird Cafe, being a finalist in the prestigious Kerrville Newfolk songwriting competition, and opening for bluegrass legend Tim O’Brien at the University of Utah.
Be Still, My Soul
1:10p.m., Main Stage
Alex Boye’ was born and raised in London, England. He joined the church at the age of 16. He later served an LDS Mission to England Bristol. Alex sang regularly on his mission, and from the encouragement of his Mission President, pursued a career in music when he got home. Alex became the lead singer in the European Boy band “Awesome”, and signed a recording contract with Universal Records in 1996. Alex has found much joy and purpose utilizing his personal experiences in the entertainment industry to educate and warn the youth through his powerful and engaging firesides on some of the dangers and perils of today’s media and entertainment, and how they can affect our thoughts personalities, character, and spirituality. He loves to laugh, and says some of the highlights in his life have been giving a Book of Mormon to Prince Charles, recently joining the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and marrying his wonderful wife in the Salt Lake Temple.
2:20p.m., Main Stage
Jennifer Adams is the author of a dozen books including Little Miss Austen: Pride & Prejudice and Y is for Yorick: A Slightly Irreverent ABC Book for Grown-Ups. Jennifer works as a writer and editor in Salt Lake City.
10:50a.m., Children & Teen’s Stage
Ally Condie is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel MATCHED. She is also a former high school English teacher who lives with her husband and three sons outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. She loves reading, running, eating, and listening to her husband play guitar.
Mike Hamilton’s “Magic With A Message®” –
11:25a.m., Children & Teen’s Stage
Is truly one of the most unique magic acts with a message of strength and encouragement directed right at the challenges facing our youth today.. Mike’s award winning educational assemblies focus on Literacy, Drug Awareness, Bullying, Personal and Cyber Safety. In 2009, Mike received the prestigious Utah’s Best of State Award for his Magic and educational programs. For 15 years, Mike has continued to reach the hearts and minds of some 120 thousand students each year.
11:55a.m., Children & Teen’s Stage
Tyler Whitesides worked as a janitor at an Elementary school to put himself through college. He graduated from Utah State University with a degree in music. In addition to writing YA novels, Tyler is an avid composer and arranger of instrumental music. He and his wife, Connie (who teaches third grade) live in Logan, Utah.
12:25p.m., Children & Teens Stage
Mull is the New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven series. To date, Mull has visited more than 215,000 elementary school students nationwide, encouraging them to strengthen their imagination through reading and writing, as reading is the best way to develop imagination.
Matthew J. Kirby
The Clockwork Three
12:55p.m., Children & Teen’s Stage
Matthew Kirby was born in Utah, and grew up in Maryland, California, and Hawaii. As an undergraduate he majored in history, and then went on to pursue an M.S. in school psychology. For ten months out of the year he works with students, and during the rest of the year he writes. He and his wife currently live in northern Utah.
1:20p.m., Children & Teen’s Stage
Cole is the local author of the Hashbrown Winters series. His new book, The Guardians of the Hidden Scepter was released March 2011. Cole was born into a family of southern storytellers and wrote his first book at age eight. Sadly, he misplaced the manuscript and has since forgotten what he wrote. Highly superstitious and gullible to a fault, Frank will believe in any creepy story you tell him, especially ones involving ghosts and Big Foot. Currently, along with his wife and three children, he resides in the shadow of a majestic western mountain range, which is most likely haunted.
Leven Thumps and Choke
1:45p.m., Children & Teen’s Stage
Obert Skye loves dragons. He wishes he had a few. Actually, he wishes he had a few dozen. Unfortunately, at the moment he doesn’t even have one. Because of this he’s really enjoyed telling the tale of Beck Pillage and his family’s ability. To quote Obert, “Dragon and drool aside, writing this book has been one exciting ride.” Aside from issuing quotes for the back of book jackets, Obert is also the award-winning author of the bestselling Leven Thumps series, and the new book, Choke. Obert currently lives indoors and near a thin, winding road.
Mark & Caralyn Buehner
Snowmen All Year
2:15p.m., Children & Teen’s Stage
The husband-and-wife team behind the best-selling Snowmen at Night and Snowmen at Christmas, Caralyn and Mark Buehner are also the creators of the award-winning Fanny’s Dream. Upcoming collaborations include an original fairy tale about a lonely princess who decides to become a hairdresser. They live in Utah with their nine children.
Lion House Cakes and Cupcakes
10:30a.m., Cooking Tent Stage
Hopkin has been a baker for the past 28 years, baking for a college cafeteria, a natural food store and currently the Lion House. As Head Baker at the Lion House the past seven years, Hopkin’s favorite thing in the bakery is developing new recipes. At Thanksgiving and Christmas the bakery makes over 8,000 dozen rolls and 1200 pies.
Little Monsters Cookbook
11:15a.m., Cooking Tent Stage
With Little Monsters Cookbook, author Zac Williams found a great way to introduce children, especially boys, to the fundamentals of cooking with recipes perfect for parties and sharing. With chapters covering all the essential denizens of monsterdom including vampires, werewolves, mummies, zombies, swamp creatures and of course our tall buddy Frankenstein, kids can cook snacks, desserts, drinks and main dishes that are creepy and fun to eat.
101 Gourmet Cakebites
12:00p.m. & 1:30p.m., Cooking Tent Stage
For Paul, there is always a reason to bake. She has long been known among family and friends for her cooking prowess. Now she shares her secrets of success so that everyone can enjoy baking as much as she does.
12:45p.m., Cooking Tent Stage
Josi S. Kilpack grew up hating to read until her mother handed her a copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond when she was 13. From that day forward, she read everything she could get her hands on and accredits her writing “education” to the many novels she has “studied” since then. She began her first novel in 1998 and hasn’t stopped. Her seventh novel, Sheep’s Clothing won the Whitney Award 2007 for Mystery/Suspense. Her most recent book, Blackberry Crumble, is the fifth book in the Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery Series. Josi currently lives in Willard Utah with her husband, four children, one dog and varying number of chickens.
2:15p.m., Cooking Tent Stage
Anderson is an avid crafter with a passion for dollhouses and miniatures. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.