Akashic Noir Series on sale

Akashic Books and Cinco Puntos Press published my story "Catgirl" - the lead story in my collection QUARRY LIGHT - years ago. The Noir series is great. My story appeared in Lone Star Noir anthology. Anyway right now the entire Noir series backlist is on sale iin e- book form for just 2.99 throughout the month of October. That's cheap! I hope you'll consider getting it - Halloween season is just right for Noir stories.


QUARRY LIGHT has won the Discovery Prize for Fiction

I am very excited to announce that Quarry Light has won the 2013/2014 Writer's League of Texas Discovery Prize For Fiction!  Here is a link to the full list of finalists and winners Writer's League of Texas Awards

 


interviewed

My friend, the writer Bonnie Zobell, author of an excellent book called The Whack-Job Girls (Monkey Puzzle Press), talked to me about the stories in Quarry Light.  Here is the interview: 

West Coast Interviews


Quarry Light on sale!

My book is on sale today at Magic Helicopter Press - half off!  Marked down from $14 to $7. 

 Quarry Light on sale


Quarry Light Reviewed at Sundog Lit Blog

Justin Brouckaert reviews Quarry Light at Sundog Lit Blog

"Smith is a confident and patient storyteller. There are no broad strokes in her writing—her stories are truly built sentence by sentence, each one packed with insights and wonders that complicate her characters in lovely ways. Nothing is ever so simple as it appears, and Smith is a master of inhabiting nuance, showing everything we can learn from small looks and gestures. It seems, at times, that she takes some of the qualities that make her flash fiction successful—concision and compression and voice—and incorporates them in her much longer pieces. And they are successful, indeed."


book review

My review of Ravi Mangla's Understudies is online now at Necessary Fiction


Sky Is A Well reviewed

My first collection, The Sky Is A Well, just received a lovely review @ FlashFiction


beautiful review at Necessary Fiction

"But the real innovation in Quarry Light is the poise with which Smith transfers the pathos and haunting imagery of flash fiction into the longer forms; Smith’s collection is not merely a poignant object lesson in the inscrutability of human relationships, but a visionary example of how the lyrical eye of the flash form can renew, with sentiment and gravity alike, short fiction’s traditional forms."

Patrick Thomas Henry reviews QUARRY LIGHT