Dean Hughes

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Dean Hughes (1943) is an author of historical novels and children's books.

Biography[edit]

Dean Hughes was born in Ogden, Utah on August 24, 1943. He started telling people in junior high that he was going to be a writer, but he did not become serious until he took a creative writing class in high school. During his senior year in high school he started his first novel.[citation needed]

He attended Weber State University studying English, and received a Masters in creative writing and a PhD in literature from the University of Washington. Before he became a full-time writer, he taught English at Central Missouri State University for 8 years. Hughes has also taught creative writing at Brigham Young University.

Hughes was 35 when his first book was published. He has written and published over ninety books. Much of his writing is targeted to children and young adults (particularly sports-themed and World War II-era books), although he is also well known to adult readers of LDS Fiction for "Children of the Promise" and "Hearts of the Children" series, set in World War II and Vietnam War eras respectively. He is one of the writers largely credited with the rapidly increasing quality of Mormon literature in recent years. in 2011 one of his books,Midway to Heaven, was made into a movie.[1]

Dean Hughes is married and has three children and nine grandchildren.[1]

In March 2008, Hughes received a Lifetime Achievement award at the inaugural Whitney Awards.

In September 2013, Hughes celebrated the publication of his 100th book, Through Cloud and Sunshine.[2]

In April 2014 he was awarded a lifetime-achievement AML Award.

Bibliography (books only)[edit]

  • Under the Same Stars (1979) ISBN 0-87747-750-7
  • As Wide as the River (1980) ISBN 0-87747-820-1
  • Nutty for President (1981) ISBN 0-689-30812-4
  • Switching Tracks (1982) ISBN 0-689-30923-6
  • Facing the Enemy (1982) ISBN 0-87747-928-3
  • Honesty, Myron (1982) ISBN 0-689-30881-7
  • Millie Willenheimer and the Chestnut Corporation (1983) ISBN 0-689-30958-9
  • Nutty and the Case of the Ski-Slope Spy (1985)
  • Nutty and the Case of the Mastermind Thief (1985)
  • Jelly's Circus (1986)
  • Brothers (1986)
  • The Mormon Church: A Basic History (1986)
  • Theo Zephyr (1987)
  • Jenny Haller (1987)
  • Hooper Haller (1987)
  • Nutty Can't Miss (1987)
  • Nutty Knows All (1988)
  • Cornbread and Prayer (1988)
  • Nutty, The Movie Star (1989)
  • Family Pose (1989)
  • Winning Streak (1990)
  • What a Catch! (1990)
  • Rookie Star (1990)
  • Pressure Play (1990)
  • Lucky's Gold Mine (1990)
  • Lucky's Crash Landing (1990)
  • Lucky Breaks Loose (1990)
  • Line Drive (1990)
  • Championship Game (1990)
  • Big Base Hit (1990)
  • Up to Bat (1991)
  • Superstar Team (1991)
  • Stroke of Luck (1991)
  • Safe at First (1991)
  • Play-Off (1991)
  • Lucky's Mud Festival (1991)
  • Lucky Fights Back (1991)
  • All Together Now (1991)
  • Victory Goal (1992)
  • Total Soccer (1992)
  • Psyched! (1992)
  • Lucky the Detective (1992)
  • Lucky's Tricks (1992)
  • Backup Goalie (1992)
  • Lullaby and Goodnight (1992)
  • Shake-Up (1993)
  • Point Guard (1993)
  • On the Line (1993)
  • Nutty's Ghost (1993)
  • Nothing But Net (1993)
  • Lucky's Cool Club (1993)
  • Lucky in Love (1993)
  • Go to the Hoop! (1993)
  • Baseball Tips Book (1993)
  • The Trophy (1994)
  • One-Man Team (1994)
  • Great Stories from Mormon History (1994)
  • Lucky Comes Home (1994)
  • Find the Power (1994)
  • Re-Elect Nutty! (1995)
  • Team Picture (1996)
  • Since You Went Away (1997)
  • Rumors of War (1997)
  • Far from Home (1998)
  • Brad and Butter: Play Ball! (1998)
  • When We Meet Again (1999)
  • Take Your Base (1999)
  • No Fear (1999)
  • No Easy Out (1999)
  • Grand Slam (1999)
  • Bases Loaded (1999)
  • As Long as I Have You (2000)
  • The Writing on the Wall (2001)
  • Soldier Boys (2001)
  • Troubled Waters (2002)
  • How Many Roads (2003)
  • Midway to Heaven (2003)
  • So Much of Life Ahead (2005)
  • All Moms Go To Heaven (2005)
  • Search and Destroy (2005)
  • Saboteur: A Novel of Love and War (2006)
  • Before the Dawn (2007)
  • Search and Destroy (2008)
  • The Cost of Winning: Coming in First Across The Wrong Finish Line (2008)
  • Promises to Keep: Diane's Story (2008)
  • Missing in Action (March, 2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ HeraldExtra
  2. ^ "LDS author Dean Hughes marks his 100th published book" by Christine Rappleye, Deseret News. Published Sept. 19, 2013. Accessed April 14, 2014.

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