Cedar Fort Publishing & Media Founder Lyle Mortimer Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

Lyle Mortimer Cedar Fort Publishing

Lyle Mortimer, founder of Cedar Fort Publishing & Media, joins Michael McLean, Brandon Sanderson, Gladys Knight, Susan Easton Black, Janice Kapp Perry, Sheri Dew, and others who have been awarded the Latter-day Saints in Publishing, Media, and the Arts (LDSPMA) Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Lyle Mortimer has left an indelible mark on the publishing world, illustrating his dedication and passion for improving lives. As a proud alumnus of Brigham Young University, Lyle earned a degree in theater and cinematic arts, where he cultivated a deep appreciation for storytelling, creativity, and the transformative power of visual expression.

In 1986, Lyle became the founder of Cedar Fort Publishing & Media. Under his leadership, Cedar Fort emerged as a prominent publishing house, releasing over three thousand captivating titles that resonate with readers worldwide. With a special emphasis on serving members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cedar Fort has sold millions of copies. Notable among their accomplishments are the widely recognized Made Easier series and the Beyond the Veil series.

Throughout the years, Lyle actively engaged in community theater and embraced various roles as an actor, singer, director, set builder, and producer. His extensive experience in theater provided him with a profound understanding of the intricacies of form, fueling his love for the craft.

Lyle has devoted his life to service in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Alongside his wife, Sheila Hunter, he served as a senior missionary in the Philippines Manila Mission from 2015 to 2016 and later in the New Zealand Auckland Mission from 2019 to 2020, specifically the island of Niue where Lyle served as a youth. They are currently serving a service mission from home. They reside in Springville, Utah and find joy in their loving marriage of forty-eight years. Together they are the parents of four sons and three daughters. They cherish their thirty-five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Congratulations, Lyle!

LDSPMA (Latter-day Saints in Publishing, Media, and the Arts) is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or governed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, all of the organizers and managers of LDSPMA are fully committed to the values and purpose of the Church and the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Since 1986, Cedar Fort Publishing has produced uplifting fiction and non-fiction books that are known across the globe. Their diverse catalog includes over 3,000 books that are available on the Cedar Fort Unlimited App, Cedarfort.com, and local bookstores. They are proud to publish Latter-day Saint non-fiction, general non-fiction, cookbooks, children's books, and customizable books.