We are so excited to be a part of the Mormon Mommy Blog!
Yes, you read that correctly, WE.
We are sisters and co writers. Our names are Ashley and Jessica. We are originally from SLC, UT but now live on opposite ends of the country.
A few years ago, about 2008, we had this really fun idea. It was a story, an intense murder-mystery-thriller. It was an idea we toyed with for a bit until we really started getting some concrete ideas. It was just going to be something "for the fun of it." But the more we thought about this book the more we realized this story wasn't turning out to be the sort of things we wanted our children to read. And the second realization: Why would we want to write a book we wouldn't want our children to read? Then the real epiphany came. We should write a book for our children and make it the kind of book we felt comfortable letting them read. And then more and more ideas kept coming.
Back then we had no idea that there was a whole community of writers that felt the same way we did. In fact it has only been recently that we discovered this. Needless to say, we are a bit green. This has been a long process. We've both moved quite a bit, been pregnant, had babies, and had young rambunctious children. All these things made it hard to find the time to sit down and write together, but we've done it, bit by bit, for one significant/essential reason. It's important to us.
All along our goal has been to create something that would benefit the world, not bring it down. There are enough problems out there, too much negativity, too many things bringing down not just the youth but all of us. We wanted no part in that.
We hope to learn so much from all of you readers and gain not only information and experience in writing but also in being able to share as mothers, writers, and Mormons. We feel like we have so much to gain.