Lucie Smoker’s imagination grew up somewhere between A Little House on the Prairie and 221B Baker Street. Her best friends were her little sister Minnie, the Hardy Boys and the Count of Monte Cristo. Like them, her life followed a path of adventure, sometimes intrigue. Then she started telling stories.
Lucie’s first crime novel, Distortion, reached the Kindle Top Ten in Crime Fiction – Murder (Feb. 2014). Her shorts and articles have appeared in national magazines, her poetry in an international anthology, Veils, Halos and Shackles (Kasva Press). Her micro-stories have been featured by Smith Magazine’s Six-Word Memoirs Project and The Best Advice in Six Words (St. Martin’s Griffin). She writes regularly for Art Focus Oklahoma Magazine and other freelance clients. Samples are on the Articles page of this site.
Lucie has spoken at MenilFest/Houston Indie Book Fest, Killer Nashville, Scissortail Writing Festival, Crime City Central (London), KPFT Houston and KOFM Oklahoma, the Friends of the Chickasaw Library at Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences, Yukon Publishing Summit and many other literary events. She supports literacy and has donated time and work to Read Across America and local literacy efforts. She is always willing to speak for a library, reader’s club or writing group if her schedule permits.
For more, listen to her interview, with KPFT’s Ernesto Aguilar, about Veils, Halos and Shackles and Houston’s Menilfest. Thanks to Pacifica Radio.