What Awesome Sci-Fi Movies Inspired Me To Write & Self-Publish A Novel?

As a 90s kid, the only movies I remembered watching besides animated flicks like The Lion King or the occasional live-action comedy such as Dr. Doolittle was sci-fi movies. Today, movies from my past and present helped me create the fantastic world of Syphons, my debut sci-fi novel. Here are the 5 movies that inspired […]

“Invisible Boundaries” – A Flash Fiction Sci-Fi

Last month, I attended the SunLit Literary Festival here in Florida and entered their annual writing contest. Unfortunately, I didn’t win the writing contest with my sci-fi flash fiction story “Invisible Boundaries”. However, I wanted to share the story on my blog with you to read and critique, if you so choose. Here’s the story […]

New Release: Syphons, A Debut Science Fiction Novel

Hiya Literary Fans, It’s here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ten years ago, in my 9th grade high school biology class the idea for my main character, Solstice Bellatrix, popped in my head and I started to flesh out the plot for my novel Syphons. Around that time in my life, I started reading the Touched by an Alien Series […]

Syphons Spring Book Giveaway *Winners*

Hello, Syphons, my debut novel was released today on Amazon as an e-book and paperback!! Here are the winners of the Syphons Gift Card Giveaway: And, here is the grand prized winner of the Starbucks Gift Card. This giveaway is closed. Thank you everyone for participating!! I appreciate it!

How Did I Stumble Back Into Blogging Again?

I started taking blogging seriously in 2012 when I signed up for the Tribe Writers Class by Jeff Goins. I knew that I wanted to be a writer of some sort, but (a) fear of being judge by well-meaning family members, (b) I needed steady and stable income for said family, (c) I couldn’t justify […]

Fun in the Sun With D. A. Smith Writes – Goals Update

Hiya literary fans, As I write this, I’m sitting at Sunset Park. Sunlight sparkles down on the dancing waves. Boats and wave runners are filling the relative silence with the growl of their motors. The sky is bright, blue, and clear. And, the breeze brushing against my skin is unexpectedly cool, but refreshing for mid-April […]

You Don’t Miss Something ‘Til It’s Gone

It’s funny, the old saying that goes like this: You don’t miss something until it’s gone. The last couple of weeks, I’ve been worried about how to sustain my disabled mother and myself financial. I have a lot of pressure on my shoulders as a 24-year-old who has been working full-time for almost a decade. […]

Syphons Spring Book Giveaway (30 Days Til Drawing!!!)

Hiya literary fans, I’m letting you know that there’s a brand new giveaway. Since, Syphons will be available on May 3rd, 2019. I wanted to celebrate and thank all of my supporters by giving away the following: 3 – Copies of Syphons (ONE copy per Winner). 1 – $25 Starbucks Gift Card to (ONE) Winner […]

Hey! It’s Time for An Update & A New Giveaway (Coming Soon)

Where did March go? I can’t believe it’s already April and less than 31 days from the release of my novel, Syphons. Check out the blurb below: Blurb: CURVY, FIERCE AND A TOTAL RIOT! SOLSTICE BELLATRIX HAS ALREADY DIED ONCE, AND SHE IS NOT ABOUT TO LET HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF. WHEN SOLSTICE AWAKENS IN A […]

Need a Proofreader? Try Sarah Bailey with Twisted Tree Publications

Hiya Literary Fans, Welcome to the first week of April. Proving that old adage that April Showers brings May Flowers. And, speaking of May, on May 3rd, 2019, my debut novel Syphons will be available for paperback and kindle edition. One question that I’ve noticed pop-up in my social media feeds as a new writer […]