The Author’s Story

Hello, my name is MARLENA SMITH. I was born and raised in north Alabama, and continue to live in my little country town. I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else, although I do have the heart of a traveler and the bucket list to match!

I’ve always had a love for words, both through reading and writing. I first dabbled in writing when I was in second grade. A short story about my awesome mother won me a place at our state’s Young Authors Conference. Of course, back then, I was too shy to read my story aloud. I’ve come a long way since then. I like to think that Rave Reviews Book Club is partially to blame.

Since that first glimpse into the writing world, I’ve always tried to find time to write. My love for writing has grown from a hobby to a passion. Writing is now a necessity, my soul craves it. I live to write and cannot wait until my first novel is published. (Fingers crossed for the end of 2016!!)

Until that first novel hits the shelves, you can read my writing in the RAVE SOUP FOR THE WRITER’S SOUL Anthology. You can also check out my blog LIFE AS I KNOW IT. 

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