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Hi I'm Bruce.

I grew up in Nevada, I teach college, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've got fourteen grandchildren, scattered all over the United States. The oldest grandchild is right now serving as a missionary in California. Three others have just graduated high school. That's a lot of descendants! The most fun thing I do is to write novels for young adults, and they're my greatest fans.

Why I am a Mormon

I was sixteen when my only sister, who was older than me, joined the church. Then she bent my elbow (so to speak) to listen to the missionaries. I agreed, reluctantly. They were an older couple of men, not the young missionaries, but as they taught me about the church that Christ established, the apostasy, and the restoration of that church and gospel, it all made sense to me. I didn't see a light, I didn't hear a voice. I didn't even have a burning inside of me. I simply knew that it was true. I was baptized, and I haven't doubted it since. I have a master's degree in science, including studies in geology, evolution, and the human body, and nothing I have learned has shaken my faith. I know that others have more miraculous stories of their conversion, but for me it was simple: I knew the truth when I heard it.

How I live my faith

I married a woman who was also a member, and we raised our three sons in the faith. All three went on missions (and became Eagle scouts, but that's just me being proud). Right now I'm a counselor to the bishop of our local congregation. That means that I and the other counselor confer with the bishop on callings, I conduct meetings at times, and I help count the offerings. No one in the congregation gets paid for serving, not even the bishop, so I continue to teach college full-time.