Why are national publishers so reluctant to publish anything with LDS content? It seems like when you do find mention of Mormons…someone is commenting on how odd they are. Do you think we’ll ever see serious LDS content in the national market?
Yes, I do think we’ll see some serious LDS content in the national market. Aside from the fact that Brigham Young prophesied it, and so I believe it, there are indications that we are moving that direction now. Our prophet has been interviewed by Mike Wallace and positively received on prime-time national television. The Other Side of Heaven, a movie about an LDS missionary, was nationally produced and did okay. The Work and The Glory movies get national distribution. LDS artists, illustrators, musicians, and authors are getting national attention. So yes, I think it’s only a matter of time before a novel with LDS content makes the national market.
I hope I get to publish it. And perhaps you’ll be the one who writes it.