Lois D. Brown

Biography

Lois received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and worked as a news correspondent in Washington, D.C. She later completed a Master’s degree in communications and started her own freelance business.

She has written nearly fifty articles and books, many of which are about nutrition and the use of natural food supplements. She worked as the chief editor to a former New York Times best-selling author Dr. Neil Solomon, and she co-wrote a book on time management with former Miss America Sharlene Wells Hawkes.

In 2004 she published a book with psychologist Victoria Anderson catered to Mormons about how to better manage stress and anxiety. She has presented material from this book to large audiences across Utah.

Recently she has turned her interests to writing fiction after realizing the bedtime stories she tells her four children never put them to sleep.

Where to find Lois D. Brown online


Where to buy in print


Books

Spaces
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Series: Cycles, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,910. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
Spaces is a sequel to the book Cycles. After Renee’s life is threatened, she takes on a new identity and moves to New York with her family. There she finds herself haunted—whether by someone real or something supernatural she doesn’t know—and finding out may be the last thing she ever does.
Cycles
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Series: Cycles, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 62,860. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
(4.30 from 10 reviews)
She remembers things that never happened. She's a stranger in her own home. She always knew she was different. She just didn't know why. Until now. Renee Beaumont is about to die... again.
Treasure Hunters: A Collection of Short Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,010. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
In five different short stories about treasure hunters, author Lois Brown brings the most unlikely of characters together: Ancient Aztec warriors, a card shark named Harry, members of the Ku Klux Klan, Ute Princess Shami, and many more. They all encounter danger; some find riches; and the unluckiest of them die. Get ready for the chilling twists and turns of treasure hunting at its creepiest.
The Assayer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,500. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
All Richard Dryer wants to do is bumble about his 1930's posh chemisty lab. But the offer to accompay card shark Harry Lyman to find the hidden Gold Mine in the Sky changes changes this brainy assayer into a treasure hunter full of surprises.
An Uncommon Cold
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
As a newborn, Martin is orphaned in a car wreck during a bizarre San Fransico snowstorm. His survival that day is heralded a miracle, a tragedy, and an anomaly. For years he is shuffled through foster homes and care centers like all the other parentless, normal children. Yet he is neither, and that is what the world must depend on.
Human Bait (A Treasure Hunters Short Story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,240. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
During the last six months in the small town of Printon, California, two men of Asian descent were murdered. Undercover FBI agent Andy Lee is given the assignment lure the killer into the open. His investigation not only uncovers a group of KKK activists but also a 150-year-old hidden gold mine--both of which may kill him if he’s not careful.
Death in the Air -- A Treasure Hunters Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Moving into a 100-year-old house believed to hide treasure of the infamous Oklahoma outlaw Fred Barton, is the beginning of what turns into a living nightmare for one newlywed couple. Will they succumb to the deadly secret of the old home?
Cursed Gold
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
In 1517, fifty innocent Aztec slaves were murdered while hiding the personal jewelry of Montezuma. Nearly 500 years later, expert scuba diver Mike Conrad never dreamed he would meet one of them... thirty feet underwater.
Be Still: Stress & Anxiety Management for Latter-day Saints
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,050. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
(5.00 from 1 review)
Latter-day Saints face the daunting challenge of balancing work, home, church, and personal growth in a world that is rarely peaceful. In this book, psychologist Victoria Anderson and co-author Lois Brown give 44 physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual techniques anyone can use to manage stress and anxiety better and to enjoy life more completely. (Relaxation mp3 files included with purchase.)
Forgotten Canyon
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Price: Free! Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.83 from 6 reviews)
The thought of finding Montezuma’s hidden treasure urges cartographer Johnathon Scribner deep into the Forgotten Canyon. Why he stays there, however, is a different reason altogether.

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Smashwords book reviews by Lois D. Brown

  • All I Want on April 06, 2011

    I loved the feel of this story, and I adored the characters.
  • True Miracles with Genealogy: Volume One on May 07, 2011

    This was one of the best reads I've had in a long time. It is a collection of short, real life experiences that have happened to people while doing family research. I loved reading it on my Kindle, cause I could get in a few stories while waiting for my kids to get out orchestra, etc., and it was a great pick-me-up. Great job!
  • The Quill Pen on Jan. 21, 2012

    Set in a quaint port town, The Quill Pen by Michelle Isenhoff describes a time when life seemed slower, more simple. But was it really? Hardly. Thirteen-year-old Micah is an adventurer at heart. He longs for the freedom of the open air and sky found in the uncharted Western states. Micah’s father, however, is a born business man interested in one thing: making money. The two get along with each other as well as . . . well, as well as peanut butter and mayonnaise go together. Which, as most middle grade kids would agree, is NOT very good at all. Add to the mix a batch of quirky neighbors, a pen that writes in blood, and a mysterious curse, and you’ve got the makings for a sandwich full of unique flavor and spice. When Micah finds a quill pen that can be used to write the future, he is tempted to use it to stop his father from sending him away to attend a boy’s boarding school. However, each time he employs the pen, even for the simplest tasks like taking inventory of his father’s store, bad things happen. Regardless the consequences, the lure of the pen is too much for Micah. Near the end of the book, when he learns burning the quill would undo a curse placed decades earlier on his best friend’s father, Micah still can’t force himself to destroy the power the pen holds—that is until his arch enemy steals it from him. This story is written with enough action to easily satisfy the demands of its intended audience: 8-12 boys and girls, as well as hold the attention of most adults. It contains wonderful imagery, similes, and metaphors. Granted, some of these will be lost on the book’s younger audience, but for those adults who pick it up it will be a treat. Be forewarned, this is not a “reluctant reader” middle grade book. It is similar in theme and style to one of my favorite books, Tuck Everlasting. The Quill Pen expands on some of life’s universal themes: courage to face one’s fears, the destructiveness of unbridled power, and the joy of growing old with those you love. Treatment of these topics is scattered from cover to cover in a subtle way—for the most part. My one complaint (and I only have one) is that when Micah’s best friend, Gabby, talks about these themes, her character seems overly mature. To me, she didn’t come off sounding “kid enough.” Maybe I’m jaded, but it was hard for me to imagine a teenage girl being that wise and to imagine a teenage boy being nice enough to listen to her. However, that was only one weakness in an overall amazing display of characterization that made the book come alive, such as the old widow, Mrs. Parsons, whose past holds a tragic secret: and Sanjay Ramesh, a retired sailor whom the town shuns because of the color of his skin. I appreciated the author using language appropriate for the book’s middle grade audience. There is no swearing or inappropriate jargon. And while there is violence (gun shots and fist fights), it is nothing gory or offensive. As for intrigue and suspense? There is plenty of both which is why I highly recommend this book to those in the market for a well-written middle grade fantasy. Conclusion: The pacing, writing, characterization, and editing found in The Quill Pen, an indie-published e-book by Michelle Isenhoff, are extremely well done. The book would certainly hold its own against current middle grade books being released by the big six traditional publishers.