Moonrise on Jupiter

A Glimpse into the Thoughts & Imaginings of Vibeke Hiatt

The Listener

He has opinions. He has beliefs. He is like anyone else in that he feels strongly about current events in the world and events in history. But he won’t show it in long, passionate, arrogant posts. His attitude is not, Read more…


My Views on Immigration

Author’s Note: The views expressed in this post are my responsibility and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am the daughter of an immigrant. My mom came to the United Read more…


My Favorite Place

Originally Published April 2018 The library. A magical realm where everything is possible. A place of quiet where imagination is unbound. A repository of knowledge where questions are answered. As a girl, I wanted to live in the library. As Read more…


At the Ocean

Originally Published June 2018 At the age of 37, I experienced another first. A couple of weeks ago, our family went to the beach. This wasn’t just standing by the sea and watching the waves or dipping my toes in Read more…


My Hallmark Obsession

Ah, Hallmark Channel, how I love thee! The movies on Hallmark and its sister-channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, are my innocent pleasures. When I need a break from the pressures of day-to-day life—which is often—I like to tune into a Read more…


The Adventures of the Super Kids: Introducing Friendly Boy

Friendly Boy has been charming everyone around him since birth. The nurses who took his measurements just minutes into his life couldn’t get enough of his big eyes and tall frame. He only cried when he was hungry, and even Read more…


The God of Miracles

Life isn’t meant to be easy. We know that. Many of us have heard it since we were children. We need to stretch and grow, learning to rely on our Savior Jesus Christ and to become like Him. This often Read more…


Writing the Best Book I Have Ever Read

Originally Published October 2017 Have you ever read a book and thought, “It was good, but I wish this part had been different”? (This, of course, is not the same as, “How could the author do that?!” as you’re throwing Read more…


The Roughness of Drafts

Originally Published February 2018 When I first started writing novels, I loved the rough draft process. It was a chance to exercise creativity and imagine new people and places, committing my dreams to paper. I hated the revision process. In Read more…


Writing Fantasy

As a teenager, I wasn’t really interested in fantasy stories. I read two or three Anne McCaffrey books in junior high because one was required for my English class, but I soon became bored with them. I also remember reading Read more…