About Glorianne Muggli

Glorianne Muggli is a freelance artist, author, and graphic designer. She has been writing, illustrating, and editing LDS teaching aids books since 1992. She publishes her books through Muggli Graphics, a company she founded with her late husband in 1994, so 2016 is her 22nd year of publishing. Her books can be purchased in print and Kindle form at muggligraphics.com and Amazon.com, and in print form at LDS bookstores. She is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She has served in many capacities in the Church, including over 40 years in the Primary organization. She has held most Primary callings except Cub Scouts and pianist, two or more times each. She has also served as a teacher and/or leader in Relief Society, Sunday School, Young Women, music and choir, and at Deseret Industries. She lives in Tooele, Utah, is the oldest of 12 children, and has three daughters and six grandchildren. Glorianne has a BFA degree in Graphic Design from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon.

What I Wrote This Year: 2018 Primary Theme Series

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2018 Primary Theme Series

I all started in 1994. My husband had been laid off from his work at Tektronix (one of the largest employers in Oregon) as a draftsman, was doing temp jobs, and I was at home in Estacada, Oregon, with our little girls. We had some friends who were  in our Ward, and they had a printing business in their home. They were doing printing for somebody who  lived in Beaverton (over an hour’s drive away from us) who was selling a quarterly teaching aids publication called The Grapevine in LDS bookstores. The author needed some help, and my friends sent me over to see her. She had me do all kinds of things, like make up a poem on the spot, play the pipes, and illustrate something. She hired me part-time to help her. I did so for about 2 years, but the thing that got me started publishing for myself was when she printed my first “Occu-Pads,” and took me with her to Salt Lake City to the LDS Booksellers Association convention. Continue reading

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What I Just Got: Hog Wild!: A Frenzy of Dance Music

I know I blogged a while ago about Sandra Boynton’s wonderful CD songbooks, but I just got another book, and I like it so much, you get to hear about her AGAIN! This one is called “Hog Wild!: A Frenzy of Dance Music.” It’s great, like all her other music CD books. It’s devoted to toe-tappin’ dance music by fabulous artists. Where else could you listen to Laura Linney being a robot? Or Patrick Wilson sounding more like Elvis than the original?

Hog Wild

Hog Wild!: A Frenzy of Dance Music

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What I’m Reading: Maple Syrup Mysteries

Emily James writes the Maple Syrup Mysteries series, and there’s something she has done that I particularly appreciate. That is that she always makes a statement that her books are “clean reads, which is to say that she doesn’t have “swearing, gore, or steamy bedroom scenes.” I don’t need or like any of those, and often stop reading a book that includes them. Like that, they’re gone! I try to always support authors who do this… as long as they write good books.

The first book in the series is A Sticky Inheritance.

Sticky Inheritance

A Sticky Inheritance

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What I Wrote Last Year: FREE Downloads of My 2017 Primary Theme Series Books!

Every year for over 20 years, I’ve written books for the LDS Primary themes. There are a bunch of books every year, and I used to sell printed books to bookstores, but now I only sell them on Amazon in Kindle format, with free pdf and Word downloads for printing and/or editing, depending on the book. It’s almost the end of the year, so I’m putting the current 2017 ones up as free downloads. You may still be able to use them, and they serve as samples so you can see what the books are like in case you’re thinking of purchasing the new ones for 2018. Anyway, here they are – just follow the links to get your FREE downloads.

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2017 Primary Theme: Choose the Right

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What I’m Reading: Aunt Bessie Mysteries

Aunt Bessie is a unique character. She’s never been married and has no children. She is of indeterminate age, being old enough to have a bus pass (60) and too young to get a telegram (a card) from the Queen (100). She’s never had a paying job, but she’s an enthusiastic volunteer, and for some reason, she seems to be constantly finding dead bodies. Since she loves to walk on the beach, that’s where she finds some of them. She’s called Aunt Bessie because she has provided biscuits and sympathy for most of the island’s teens over the years, while always checking with their parents and teaching them good manners. When visiting as adults, they still do the washing up.

Aunt Bessie Assumes is the first book of the series. I’m now reading the 14th book, and the 16th one is scheduled to be released soon.

Aunt Bessie

Aunt Bessie Assumes

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