Biography

Laura Lee Smith

Laura Lee Smith's short fiction was selected by guest editor Amy Hempel for inclusion in NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH 2010. Her work has also been published in The Florida Review, Natural Bridge, Bayou, and other journals. She has taught creative writing at Flagler College and works as an advertising copywriter. 

Laura Lee Smith

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Books by Laura Lee Smith

by Laura Lee Smith - Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fatherhood, Fiction, Health, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Parenting, Relationships

Johnny MacKinnon might be on the verge of losing it all. The ice factory he married into, which he’s run for decades, is facing devastating OSHA fines following a mysterious accident and may have to close. The only hope for Johnny’s livelihood is that someone in the community saw something, but no one seems to be coming forward. He hasn’t spoken to his son Corran back in Scotland since Corran’s heroin addiction finally drove Johnny to the breaking point. And now, after a collapse on the factory floor, it appears Johnny may have a brain tumor. But this may be his last chance to bridge the gap with Corran --- and to have any sort of relationship with the baby granddaughter he’s never met.

by Laura Lee Smith - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Utina, Florida is a small, down-at-heels southern town about to meet the tide of an economic growth that it hasn't seen in decades. The Bravos, a local family held together in equal measure by love, unspoken blame, and tenuously brokered truces, have been complacent with the stagnant ways of the sleepy town. So when opportunity knocks, tempers ignite, secrets are unearthed, and each of the Bravos is forced to confront the tragedies of their shared past.