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Laney Smith - Author

Author of The Lock Creek: Time Capsule Series
and more!

About Laney Smith -
On October 19, 1974, I was born in Little Rock, AR., though my family moved to Texarkana, TX when I was very young. In my early teen years, my family moved to Colorado. I lived there until I moved just south of Memphis, TN to Walls, MS as an adult. After a while, I went back to Colorado for a few more years. Then, a different notion struck and I've been in southern California for 7-8 (?) years now.

I have 2 younger brothers and 2 amazing sons. I am also a daughter, aunt, cousin, and friend. I do all kinds of things for entertainment, because there's so much to do!  I enjoy the beach, staring at nature, playing some derivative of baseball, fishing, camping and just about anything outdoors. I have an insatiable thirst for music, and there is very little that doesn't appeal to me. I also enjoy movies, though these days, I don't get to watch them all that often. I enjoy watching some sports. (Go, Broncos, Avs, Ducks, and Rockies.) I don't do that as often as I used to, either. 

In terms of writing, I have had a number of family members and friends that have encouraged me to write my entire life. I had a poem published in an anthology when I was nineteen years old, though I couldn't remember the name of that book now if I had to. At nineteen, I didn't understand that the title of that book might matter to me one day. It took a lot of years, but my next writing adventure led me to City News Group. I wrote articles that appeared in multiple papers in the inland empire, a number of them made the front page. The editor encouraged me to write more than just newspaper articles. A couple of years later, I finally quit fighting it and started writing a story about a little town called "Bartle's Range" in a story titled, "Be Brave." This story later became Lock Creek: One Year's Time. I now have four books in that series, with more to come. I have a few stand alone books in the works, as well.  I participated in two anthologies to raise funds for two important causes. "Tenants of Building 38"  is for the purpose of raising money for The American Cancer Society. The other anthology, "The Roses," was for the purpose of raising funds for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. I enjoyed being part of both of those books am always looking for a cause to support. I love writing and my only regret is that I didn't do this sooner. I'm having a blast and can't wait to see what the future holds. Thank you all for your support and encouragement.