Thursday marks the kick-off of the 37th annual Life, the Universe & Everything Symposium, a unique event spotlighting creativity and craft and highlighting those responsible for some of your favorite stories and adventures. Regardless of genre, did you know that Utah County is home to an ample number of bestselling authors? So if you're one of those people who basks in the scent of a brand new book or just can’t wait to dive into another literary adventure, check out this list of a few popular authors with Utah County ties. You just might find a few new favorites.

You can also meet an ample helping of authors in person at LTUE, taking place at the Marriott Center in Provo Feb. 14-16.

See what people are talking about at The Community Table!