Grace Johnson, author of The Mormon Miracle, is from pioneer stock, who early joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and left their native Denmark to gather with the Saints in the valleys of the mountains in the territory of Utah. Her great-grandmother died along the way. Grace declared that when the Lord gives you an idea, you have a responsibility to do something about it. And she affirmed that the idea for the story of The Mormon Miracle was a gift, "even the title." Miss Johnson wrote other books and plays. She had planned to spend her retirement years in writing, but with the request that her Mormon Miracle be prepared to be presented in 1967, she decided to put her writing away for just one year. That year extended into seventeen years, as- she gave of her unique talents to help with the pageant. Grace received dramatic instruction at the University of Utah and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, and was a member of the Broadway Dramatists Guild and the International Platform Association for many years. She died in 1984.