A Brief Update on D. A. Smith Writes Blog

Hiya Literary Fans, It’s been forever since I’ve created work that isn’t related to a giveaway or one of my novels, here. I miss posting some good ole’ blog posts. Anyway, here’s a quick update, I feel like a busy bee down here in Florida. Y’all up in the cold states, I hope you aren’t […]

Syphons, A Novel Gift Card Giveaway

Syphons, A Novel is my debut science fiction, new adult novel, which is set to be released on May 3rd, 2019 (pre-order date is on February 3rd, 2019). In honor of the release of my novel (synopsis here), I am holding a giveaway for you literary fans out there! If you love science-fiction. Enjoy diverse […]

(Oops) Winner is….

WELL… This is embarrassing, I feel like Steve Harvey at the 2015 Miss Universe winner’s ceremony. Gerard has graciously paid his $20 gift card forward to a winner in the United States. Thank you so much for being an awesome reader and that free copy of Syphons is heading your way, on May 3rd, 2019! […]

***LAST DAY – Starbucks & SYPHONS Giveaway (Contest Ended)

Here we are. Final day. Interested in joining my newsletter in order to enter a drawing for ONE Starbucks Gift Card? Want to know what my novel SYPHONS is all about, synopsis here. Drawing will take place on Friday, January 11th, 2019. Many will enter only ONE will win! By the way, big news will […]

Day 3: Starbucks Gift Card & SYPHONS Giveaway (Contest Ended)

Hiya Literary Fans, If you love sci-fi. Enjoy Starbucks Coffee. Then, this post is for you! I’ve just completed my first debut novel, Syphons. Here’s more info about my book. This week, I’m giving away the first chapter of the book absolutely free. Now, onto the good stuff: with a free copy of the first […]

*One* Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway!

Support my #Scifi #NewAdult #WIP: Syphons, A Novel Thirsty? One $20 Starbucks #Gift Card Giveaway in Support of My #scifi #newadult #WIP: SYPHONS, A #NOVEL Giveaway Starts 1/4/2019. Check my blog for more details on #Friday Morning!! ☕☕☕❤☕☕☕

Book Review Alert: Blessings of the Firebird’s Light

This review is being provided through D. A. Smith Writes inleu of an Amazon Review, because apparently, I haven’t reached some community guideline which doesn’t allow me to read books and then review them unless I spend $$ on their website. Well, I haven’t purchased books through Amazon in a very long time. Maybe, that’s […]

Why You Should Write for Fun Instead of Funds?

When I was growing up, I had the dream of making enough money from my writing career to be a self-employed adult capable of purchasing anything from a house to my own sports car. At 24, my dream lingers, I’m just more realistic, and I have a full-time gig. Well, my work sucked when I […]

Write What You Know About Romance Even While Single & #ForeverAlone

Write what you know. For some odd reason, while working on revisions of my current WIP, Syphons, a sci-fi/new adult novel, I started thinking about the write-what-you-know motto. In my novel, I wanted to create a revamped love story between a plus-size African-American woman who awakens with rare abilities due to her hybrid alien heritage, […]