From now on, we are going to try to have two guest bloggers simultaneously and stagger their appearances so that we have a new person coming on board each week. Thus, while Julie will continue to blog for another week, we have a new guest blogger coming on board today: Susan Staker.
Susan is a graduate of BYU (B.A.) and the University of Utah (M.A.). She is also ABD in literary theory from the University of Utah. She is the co-author with Carol Cornwall Madsen of Sisters and Little Saints, a history of the founding of the Primary. (Amazon.com erroneously lists Madsen as the only author.) Susan was one of the managing editors of Sunstone1980s. In addition, she is the editor of Mormon Mavericksection of biographical sketches on Mormon “rebels,” and Waiting For World’s End, which is an abridged version of Wilford Woodruff’s journal. She is also the compiler of the index to Wilford Woodruff’s journals, which means that she is one of the few people on the planet who has read all 9 volumes of the journal cover to cover. She has also published essays in other forums. For many years she was an editor at Signature Books and at one point in time served on the editorial board of the publisher. She currently works for Adobe in Seattle, Washington.
She is also my mom.
Welcome, Susan (aka Nate’s Mom). I look forward to reading your posts.
Welcome, Susan! And thanks for your great work in putting together “Waiting for World’s End.” One of my continual disappointments is Signature’s failure to make the full Woodruff journals available again. I’d buy a set in a heartbeat.
Susan, it is good to have someone else whom the rest of the gang perceives to be graying, but who isn’t ready to accept that judgment. And thanks for your work on the Woodruff journals, as well as for your hand in making Nate the bright and slightly contrarian person that he is.
Susan, I just looked, and I have your complete oeuvre on my bookshelf (or at least all the books Nate listed). It’s always nice to have even the flimsiest excuse to use the word “oeuvre,” so thanks ;>) ! And welcome–I look forward to your posts.