Excerpt for Schooled in Murder, Book Three of Shannon Wallace Mysteries

Excerpt for Schooled in Murder, Book Three of Shannon Wallace Mysteries

Excerpt for Schooled in Murder, Book Three of Shannon Wallace Mysteries

Today, I bring you an excerpt from my soon-to-be-released book, Schooled in Murder, book three in the Shannon Wallace Mysteries. SCHOOLED IN MURDER copyright KimSmith 2016 The fear of poverty sat on me like a screaming black cat digging its claws into my guts. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. I was a college graduate. I had a degree in English. I should have been a teacher with a retirement account slowly building itself a future. But God has a sense of humor and none of that had happened. If a boatload of green didn’t arrive on the horizon

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Teaser Tuesday, YA Romance

Teaser Tuesday, YA Romance

Teaser Tuesday, just for you guys! This is a story I am currently working on and I know you will love it. It’s ROMANCE and I have planned a late fall release of it for the Christmas season!  You can get another free teaser for signing up for my newsletter. Just click the link on the banner at the top of the page. Puppy Love, a YA romance teaser The December wind crept through the windows of the rattling school bus, and the frail heater located in front by the driver did nothing to dispel it.           Traci Cooper sighed.

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Nanowrimo Day One

Nanowrimo Day One

Welcome to all my new fans and followers! I have once again changed the theme of Kim Smith, Author and hope you like it. I am in all truth getting ready for a BIG change come the new year. I will be likely hosting TWO websites, one for Writer Groupie, and this one, which will be just for me and my books. Writer Groupie is becoming such a hot commodity it is going to need its own space soon. That’s a very good thing, and certainly necessary. Until the big switch, I hope you all will bear with me as

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How to Write: the first chapter

How to Write: the first chapter

It’s day 4 of How to Write and today we are going to discuss that all important first chapter. There is a really great way to know what to put in one and I am going to challenge you to try it. What is this cool new challenge? READ A CHAPTER Not just any chapter, now, but one from a book that you think is like the one you want to write. The best way to know what goes in a first chapter is to read some that have already been written. I do not know what you are writing,

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