Author Bio:

Brian W. Smith is the award winning, best selling author of thirty-three novels to include the best-sellers: QUAGMIRE, DEADBEAT, The Delusion of Inclusion, and If These Trees Could Talk. His novels have appeared on numerous best sellers list to include: Amazon, Dallas Morning News, Target, and Black Expressions.

When Brian is not writing novels and appearing at literary events, he serves as an Adjunct Professor of Creative Writing, at two colleges in the DallasTexas area. Brian is a native of New OrleansLa., and currently resides in the DallasTexas area.

How Brian started writing?

After spending nine years in the U.S. Army, Brian was Honorably Discharged. Within a few months, he realized that life as a civilian was hard, but it was even harder without having a college degree. So, with his G.I. Bill in tow and the pressure of providing for his family fueling him, Brian earned three degrees (two Bachelor Degrees: Business Administration and Criminal Justice and a Master in Business Administration (MBA)) within ten years. 

Brian's education and hard-charging attitude propelled him up the corporate ranks, but when the economy tanked in 2009 during the recession, Brian was laid-off from his job. Devastated by the heartless way his lay-off was handled by his immediate supervisor (no heads-up or face-to-face), Brian decided to step away from the traditional "corporate" world and focus his energy on his writing career. Unbeknownst to his employer, while wearing suits and doing the "corporate shuffle" by day, Brian was a bestselling author and the owner of Hollygrove Publishing, by night. After his lay-off, he became a full-time writer and entrepreneur and ran Hollygrove Publishing until 2011.

After scoring a string of bestsellers: Nina's Got a Secret, Deadbeat, and If These Trees Could Talk, Brian signed to Strebor/Simon and Schuster in 2011. Brian continues to crank out bestsellers for himself and others (he ghostwrites, on average, 4 novels a year for other authors). He has also dipped his toe in the world of Hollywood and is now an accomplished screenwriter. The screenplay he wrote for his Sleepy Carter Mystery series is currently being shopped as a television pilot.