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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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Most Recent Blog Posts

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

5 New Years Resolutions of an Author

It’s a new year, and you know what that means. Everyone and their dog is coming up with resolutions, so I figured I’d play along. Of course, I’m not all that great at actually keeping resolutions, which means I’m going to keep things simple this year. Here are a few things I’ve been trying to learn or get better at … Read More


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Thursday, December 19th, 2019

How I Set Up My Preorder Campaign

I’ve gotten so much interest in the preorder campaign I’m running for How to Speak Boy, I thought I’d give you all the behind the scene details on how I set it up. And just so you know, this preorder campaign is still live! So if you’re interested in getting any of these things for yourself, simply head over to … Read More


How to Speak Boy, Advice, Tiana Smith
Friday, December 13th, 2019

6 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Readers and Writers

Still searching for the perfect gift to give that writer or reader in your life? Or maybe you’re doing a little shopping for you and you’re looking for inspiration?I gotchu.Here’s some things I found online that would make perfect gifts this time of year.BookmarksWe readers love a good bookmark. There are some truly beautiful hand painted ones, or cutout bookmarks, … Read More


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Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

NaNoWriMo 101: How to Make the Most of Your Minutes

Ask any writer and they’ll tell you how difficult it can be to find time to write. Knocking out all those words isn’t easy, especially when you’re trying to hit 50,000 for NaNoWriMo. (Or any time of the year, let’s be honest.) Here’s some tips you can try to maximize your productivity and make every available minute count.Set a TimerI … Read More


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