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A. L. Sowards papers

Identifier: MSS 8286

Scope and Contents

Contains materials relating to novels published by Sowards, and dates from between 1995 and 2012. Includes drafts written in high school in Washington, notes on novels, and drafts of later novels.


  • 1995-2012


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from A.L. Sowards papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collection Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

A. L. Sowards (born 1980) is a Mormon author in Utah.

Amanda Louise Grant was born in 1980 in Atlanta, Georgia to Finley and Hilda Grant, and grew up in Moses Lake, Washington. She attended Moses Lake High School, and participated in local swim teams. She then attended college at Brigham Young University, where she swam for the university swim team and studied Political Science and English. She married Joseph A. Sowards, and is the mother of twins. She turned to creative writing, publishing her first novel in 2012. She and her family currently reside in Utah.


2 boxes (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Collection was donated by the creator, A.L. Sowards, in 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; A. L. Sowards; February 2014.


Mormon literary manuscripts.

Processing Information

Processed; Kristi Young; February 2014.

Register of A. L. Sowards papers
Kristi Young and Corinne Bird
2014 February 3
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States