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Special Thanks!

Thanks for your loyalty and encouragement. As always, I love to hear from readers at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Just click on the address to reach me. God bless each of you. Every single book sale means so much to my career. Thanks to all of you, I am living my dream. (Which is great, because I’m not fit for anything else.)

Personal Appearances

As always, I waive my usual speaker’s fee when I appear at large women’s charity fundraisers and regional Red Hat get-togethers (with a minimum of 250 pre-sold tickets, the proceeds of which are all yours). All I ask is that my hosts bring me in, put me up in pet-free, smoke-free accommodations, feed me something I can eat (I’m a cheap date; I don’t drink), pay my basic expenses; and have a local bookseller provide copies of my books to offer after I speak (no pressure). Many booksellers will donate a portion of the sales to your favorite charity, which makes it a win, win, win situation—my favorite kind.

For trade shows or professional events, contact me well in advance at, and I’ll have my assistant send you specific terms and requirements. I can only do two out-of-town events a month, so my calendar gets booked up pretty quickly, but I have occasional cancellations (like the New Orleans event that was supposed to be right after Katrina), so even if you’re not booking for next year, e-mail me anyway and I’ll see what we can do.

To inquire about personal appearances, just contact me at

Info and Photos:

To request a signing or an e-mailed photo, please contact John Karle (Car’-lee) at St. Martins Press at


12 thoughts on “Contact

  1. This was the first book of yours that I had ever picked up and I just finished Queen Bee Returns Home Again. It was nice to read a book that teaches the Love of God in an everyday setting! Yes, the Lord does have a sense of humor, but sometimes he has to slap me upside the head to get my attention too. Sigh….and sometimes it seems I never learn my lessons either.
    Being a member of the Red Hat Society, I will look for those books next and of course Granda’s Wisdom.
    Again, thank you for the breath of fresh air in the reading world.

  2. Ms. Smith, I love your audio books. The “Red Hat” ones that are read by Darow, I think is great! When is your latest coming out in Audio? Thank you, deb

    1. I just finished “The Red Hat Club Rides Again” and “Wedding Belles”. I
      enjoyed both very much but am left wondering what happened to Susu. Not even a mention of her. It seemed very strange, like something was missing.
      Can you tell me why she was omitted? Was there a book in between that I missed that would explain? Thank you.

      1. I just finished reading the Red Hat series and was wondering the same about Susu. Where is she? No mention of her at all. Odd. I kept thinking she was going to be a surprise at the wedding or something.

  3. I just found your books at my public library and LOVE them. I will hate when I’ve read them all. I feel like I know the characters. Thank you!

  4. I was wondering about Susu also. You have not addressed anyone letting us know why she was omitted from the Wedding Belles novel (which I am currently reading). WHAT HAPPENED?

  5. Im just starting to write at 54 but I love your Historical Romance fiction. I keep Shadows In Velvet, Secrets In Satin, The Damask Rose and Dangerous Gifts tucked in my armpit! I love your skill and your intelligent style.

    Thanks so much for the great books!

  6. I want to suggest your novel”Waking Up in Dixie” to my book club. We always read “heavy stuff” and I am ready for a little fun. We usually supply a lot of background information on the author’s life and I have not been able to find much. I am not tech worthy which might explain my problem.

    Thanks for any help you can give me.

    Liz Baber 8223 Brownsboro Road Louisville,Ky 40241

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