Mette Ivie Harrison

is an award-winning, national bestselling, New York Times Notable author of The Bishop’s Wife and many other novels for adults and teens. She does Writing Mentorships for authors who are stuck, procrastinating, or who have “writer’s block.” She podcasts about creative anxiety at Write Brain podcast. Her relationship with Mormonism is currently “complicated.”

Coming Soon!

The Prodigal Daughter

Book Fivein the Linda Wallheim series

Coming in 2021 from Soho Press

The Millstone

Book Sixin the Linda Wallheim series

Coming in 2022 from Soho Press





  • A National Bestseller
  • ABA IndieNext Selection for January, 2015
  • An ABA IndieBound Bestseller
  • A PLA LibraryReads Selection for January, 2015
  • A Publishers Weekly Most Anticipated Book of Fall 2014
  • Utah Book Award
  • Whitney Award Nominee
  • on All Things Considered
  • Spirit 0f 76 Recommended Book List
  • “Borders Recommends” List
  • The Center for Children’s Literature “Too Good to Miss” List 
  • Utah Center for the Book Letters for Literature 
  • The Children’s Bookstore
    “Pick of the Month”
  • A New York Times Notable Book, 2014
  • Association of Mormon Letters Honorable Mention
  • Brodie Award Winner 2020 “Delayed Adulthood,” Medium
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