Elaine Cannon

About Elaine Cannon
Elaine Cannon was a former general president of the Young Women organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Before receiving that call, she was a member of the Mutual Improvement Association’s governing board and the Church’s curriculum planning, writing, activities, and correlation committees.

She also served as associate editor of Church magazines for youth and their leaders. Lecturing extensively throughout the world, she has had opportunities to meet members of the Church of all ages and nationalities.

Elaine authored or coauthored more than 50 books and has recorded dozens of talk on tapes. Among her books are Adversity, Baptized and Confirmed: Your Lifeline to Heaven, Choose the Right, Women Testify of Jesus Christ, The Truth About Angels, and three 'Little Books': The Little Book of Big Ideas about Hope, The Little Book of Big Ideas about Joy, and The Little Book of Big Ideas about Love, her latest.

For thirty years she was a daily columnist for intermountain newspapers. She has hosted her own TV show and was a featured speaker on a weekly radio program broadcast internationally.

Elaine Cannon passed away in 2003 at the age of 81.