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Feature: Author Brian W. Smith

By Allison Grace

"I don't do regrets. All things happen in God's time. All I can control is my part; which is making sure that I am always productive..."


Brian W. Smith is the award-winning, bestselling author of thirty-four novels and screenplays. His novels have appeared on numerous bestsellers lists: Dallas Morning News, Amazon, Target Retail Stores, and others. He has also ghost-written twenty novels, memoirs, and non-fiction books for other authors.

Brian is the Founder/President of The Script Repository (a company that specializes in adapting books to screenplays) and has been signed to Simon and Schuster since 2011.

Brian holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration and Social Science and a Master in Business Administration (MBA). Since 2012, Brian has been a Professor of Creative Writing and Screenwriting at Collin College (Plano, TX). Brian is a native of New Orleans, La., and currently resides in McKinney, TX.

ALLISON: What inspired your writing career?

BRIAN: I was inspired to write after I learned in 2004 (via a DNA TEST) that my seventeen-year-old daughter was not my biological child. That situation left me depressed and needing to vent. Since choking the hell out of her mother for lying was not an option, I decided to write a novel "loosely" based on my life. The book is called, Mama's Lies - Daddy's Pain. The book was released in 2006 and became a bestseller. Thirty-six novels later, I'm still here.

Read the full article in this month's issue of Intellectual Ink Magazine Intellectual Ink: March 2022 (Intellectual Ink Mag Book 15) eBook: Press Simmons, Julia, Grace, Allison, Young-Foye, Charlotte: Books. Follow Brian W. Smith (@authorbwsmith) • Instagram photos and videos