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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, October 3rd, 2019

Plotting, Pantsing, or Gardening: How to Grow Your Book "Seed"

A lot of writers are familiar with the terms plotting and pantsing. Before writing a single word, plotters plan out their chapters and scenes down to every detail, whereas pantsers fly by the seat of their pants, forging ahead without planning much, if anything. Personally, I’ve never related to either term, because my writing falls somewhere in the middle (like ... Read More


writing, first draft report, How to Speak Boy, Tiana Smith
Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Swoon Author Tiana Smith's Editing Update: It Gets Worse Before It Can Get Better

I always thought the hardest part about writing a novel would be the first draft.And then I got my edit letter.It was so long it took me almost ten minutes to read. It tackled some huge changes and required me to rework a foundational part of my manuscript.Cool, cool, I got this, I thought.Oh, how wrong I was. It was ... Read More


Tiana Smith, editing, writing, Match Me If You Can, editing update

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