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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

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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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


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