Atlanta native Haywood Smith has returned to Georgia from Boston and now lives near her son, daughter-in-law, two grandsons, and two granddaughters.
Besides writing, she enjoys gardening and attending Blackshear Place Baptist Church in Oakwood, Georgia.
She is an active member of Georgia Romance Writers, and loves speaking (without a speaker’s fee) for major women’s charity fundraisers and large Red Hat Society gatherings.
Her six successful historical novels, set in England and Scotland, won critical acclaim and many devout fans. But after a difficult divorce, she switched to writing “Hell Hath No Fury” hardback books about women who help each other to get over it and get better when their lives fall apart.
The Red Hat Club was on the New York Times Bestseller List. The Red Hat Club Rides Again debuted at #26 on the New York Times Best Seller list. The paperback edition of Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch appeared on both the USA Today’s list and the New York Times Extended Bestseller List.
9 thoughts on “About Haywood”
Your books have brought me so much pleasure and I want to thank you for writing the way you do. It’s nice to know that you aren’t the only person that flounders from time to time,( to time, to time)!
Your books are a joy to read! I was drawn in to the story from the first page of each and every book and was captivated until the last page was finished. I totally love the funny and descriptive dialogue between the characters -it transports my mind like I’m right there! It is very refreshing to read literature that has subtle Christian principles woven into the fabric of the story. Can’t wait to read any new stories- keep up the great work!
My sister just read, Out of Warranty. She insisted that I read it. I have no idea how I missed it. I have read all your books. You actually have signed them all. I have met you a number of times but it has been awhile. Time flies when you are having fun. My sister leaves to go back home to Maryland on the morning. I will be in the recliner till I finish it. I can’t wait!
I love the “Red Hat” books. Will you be writing more?
I love the Red Hat Club and Wedding Belles. So fun. I wish they made a movie of these books. We need some good women’s movies.
That is exactly what I thought when I read “The Red Hat Club” and “The Red Hat Club Rides Again”! The “Nine To Five” movie was so very popular among men and women that I just know they would be a hit.
I love all your books and enjoy them very much! I am hoping you will be writting more! Thanks for the joy you give myself and others! Much love!
I met Haywood back in the mid 90’s when I joined Shadowbrook Baptist Church. We were in the same Sunday School class and quickly became friends. She did not tell me she was an author for almost 6 months and as a matter of fact I believe our teacher told me. He asked if the whole class would like to support her at a book signing so we did. She is an amazing, talented, charming, “Southern Belle” for sure. I moved, she moved, and unfortunately we fell out of touch. Love this lovely lady and her dedication to Christ.
Have enjoyed your books so very much. I have 9 in my own personal library. The Queen Bee books, Red Hat books, and others. Such fun to read and re-read. To a fellow Baptist, your books have given me such pleasure. Good wishes and thankyou for such good reading.