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 […]

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 (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 […]

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 […]

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!! ☕☕☕❤☕☕☕

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, […]

For Beginners: Write That Sci-Fi As Easy As Pie (Part 1)

In my last post of Writing Science-Fiction for Beginners (Part 1), I focused on what science-fiction was and the beginning stages of writing your first draft. Now, I’m getting into some of the tedious areas of creating great science-fiction. I could focus on a number of different areas and turn this post into a book […]

***New Adult/Science-Fiction – Working Title: Syphons****

Genre: New Adult/Sci-Fi Release Date: TBD *** Click Here to Sign Up for Updates *** Synopsis: Solstice Bellatrix, an ordinary, curvaceous, twenty-something was already killed once. She’s not cool with almost being killed again.  A chance encounter at a nightclub with a violent being covered in multiple appendages leads her into the home of a handsome stranger.  […]