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Tiana Smith

Salt Lake City, UT



Hey there! I write YA books with lots of kissing in them, because those are the best. Supposedly, I'm too old for boy bands and the Disney channel, but I love them anyway. A little more about me: Math is my nemesis and chick flicks are my happy place. Also, mint chocolate chip ice cream is heaven on earth and can make all your problems go away. If I could do anything I wanted, I'd train to be a lion tamer. Dead serious. I'm not sure how one gets on that career path, but it's on my list of to-dos. Also on my list? Travel to London, learn sign language and be the best mom I can be to my ninja boy.

Favorite Books

The Distance Between Us, My Fair Godmother, Gallagher Girls

Favorite Quotes

“You never fail until you stop trying.” ― Albert Einstein

Favorite Genres

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Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Swoon Author Tiana Smith's Editing Update: It Gets Worse Before It Can Get Better

I always thought the hardest part about writing a novel would be the first draft.And then I got my edit letter.It was so long it took me almost ten minutes to read. It tackled some huge changes and required me to rework a foundational part of my manuscript.Cool, cool, I got this, I thought.Oh, how wrong ... Read More


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