Joni Hilton is an award-winning playwright and the author of 23 books including “Funeral Potatoes – The Novel” (published by Covenant Communications), “LDS Nursery Rhymes,” “As the Ward Turns” series, “The Ten-Cow Wives’ Club,” and “The Power of Prayer.” Meridian Magazine states that “her most recent mainstream novel, “Jungle” has been called “the next twilight” and is a contemporary adventure/romance.” Her books can be found at Amazon, Create Space, Deseret Book, and BYU Bookstore. Reviews of her books are also available at those sites, as well as, Goodreads, and Pinterest. She has also written more than 100 articles for major magazines.
She is also the “YouTube Mom” who states that on her YouTube channel she “can teach you housekeeping tips, cooking tricks, life skills, and anything else you might need to know.” She also shares tips about cooking and writing on her personal blog.
Joni is a former TV talk show host in Los Angeles. She is also a TV spokeswomen across the United States for various corporations, a popular public speaker, a columnist for Meridian Magazine, and she frequently writes for “Music & The Spoken Word” for the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle choir.
Joni is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She is married to TV personality Bob Hilton, is the mother of four, and she and her family currently live in Rocklin, California. She currently serves as Relief Society President of the ward she attends in northern California. According to her bio on her Facebook page, one of her favorite quotes is by Spencer W. Kimball, the twelfth President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The quote reads thus, “To be mediocre when only application and diligence would have netted superiority is an error akin to sin.”
She is also the founder and former CEO of Holy Cow, an organic line of cleaning products, the winner of dozens of cooking contests, and a former model and Miss California. She attended high school at Granada Hills Senior High in Granada Hills, California, and also Skyline High School in Salt Lake City, Utah. Following high school, she pursued her studies at the University Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California where she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Professional Writing.
Joni is actively engaged in a new project called “The Best Medicine.” Joni wrote the musical, and it is composed by legendary artist Jerry Williams. According to the description on the YouTube channel for the project:
The Best Medicine is a groundbreaking musical that empowers us by getting us to laugh. And then laugh again. It’s packed with heart and healing, giving strength and hope to everyone who sees it. The love story is compelling and real, and the message of women not being defined by their appearances will make audience members stand up and cheer.
Truth packs houses, so we decided to create a musical that’s honest and funny, but also a tender love story about one couple’s journey. It even includes a tribute song to caregivers, and of course some beautiful love ballads as well. It honestly reminds us what matters most, to celebrate the ride we’ve had, and that the important thing isn’t facing death—it’s facing life.
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