Sylvia Dickey Smith writes women’s stories. Her own life could be a story. She came from a Scots-Irish family and grew up in the Cajun culture of southeast Texas and has lived in Trinidad and Tobago. At 40 years old, she went to college and kept going until she’d achieved her B.A. in sociology and a Master’s in counseling. Now, she uses her education and life experiences to write fun, compelling novels.
Her first Sidra Smart mystery is called Dance on His Grave, then came Deadly Sins, Deadly Secrets. Her third in the series is Dead Wreckoning. Her latest book, A War of Her Own, veers from the series and takes us back into the past and the life of a woman named Bea Meade.
A War of Her Own is set during WWII. Bea Meade struggles with demons from her past, demons that haunt her, yet she can’t understand why. She’s also struggling with a husband who spends more time in the bars and with another woman than with her. Even though this book is set during WWII, a time when women began to move into the workforce, Bea has never been anything but a faithful wife and daughter. If she’s going to save herself, though, she’ll have to learn what she’s capable of doing.
Sylvia Dickey Smith’s move from mystery to women’s historical fiction is one that she felt compelled to do. Tomorrow, she’ll tell us why and how she did it – and what will happen to Sidra Smart and the other characters her readers came to love.
Sylvia has a great blog. If you haven’t visited her there, click over. By the way, if you sign up in August to subscribe or follow her, your name will be entered into a drawing for a free copy of A War Of Her Own. If you already have a question for Sylvia, you can leave it here today or just say hi.
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