A University of Utah graduate, Linda Sillitoe has worked as a journalist for the Deseret News, Utah Holiday magazine, and the New York Times. She has won awards from the Utah chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Associated Press as well as three nominations for a Pulitzer Prize for her stories about life in Salt Lake County. She has written three important books on aspects of Utah history: Banking on the Hemingways: Three Generations of Banking in Utah and Idaho (1992); Salamander: The Story of the Mormon Forgery Murders (1988, co-authored with Allan Roberts); and Friendly Fire: The ACLU in Utah (1996). She wrote the official centennial history of Salt Lake County, which was published in a popular format as Welcoming the World: A History of Salt Lake County (1996). She also has published a collection of poems (Crazy for Living, 1993), a short story collection (Windows on the Sea, 1989), and two novels (Sideways to the Sun, 1998, and Secrets Keep, 1995). Her creative works have won multiple awards from the Association for Mormon Letters. She has co-produced a PBS-affiliated documentary, Navajo and American (2003), and taught classes in journalism and writing on several college campuses. She currently works as public outreach coordinator of Weber State University’s Stewart Library.