About Me




Born and raised in Tulsa, I spent the first twenty-two years of my life in Oklahoma, bridging the worlds between urban girl and cowgirl. After high school I attended Oklahoma State University where I earned Bachelor of Art degrees in history and political science. Drawn to paintings in museums and obsessed with antiques, I satisfied my fascination with history by writing and exploring exotic, ancient lands.

Over the years, my studies have opened doors throughout the world. From spending two summers at Cambridge to attending classes at such divergent places as Ireland and Chengdu, China, I have discovered fascinating opportunities for enrichment wherever I go. After completing college, I moved to Michigan to attend law school at the University of Detroit-Mercy and University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada.  Armed with two Juris Doctorate degrees from both countries, I returned to Tulsa and became an intellectual property attorney.
 
Since third grade when my English teacher proposed that all students should craft a story for a young writers’ conference, I have been hooked on writing. My first self-illustrated manuscript described the mysterious disappearance of rare brown bats that were being captured by scientists bent on using them as carriers for an incurable disease. The immense sense of joy in sharing that story with others, and discussing plots and characters, made it clear to me that writing was mytrue passion.


I belong to the following Writing Organizations

- Romance Writers of American (PRO Status)
- Oklahoma Outlaws RWA chapter
- Celtic Hearts RWA Chapter
- Passionate Ink RWA Chapter (Vice President)
- Beau Monde Regency RWA Chapter
- Fantasy Futuristic and Paranormal RWA Chapter

4 comments:

  1. Do you have an email or a Face book profile or a Goodreads one where you can be contacted re your books ?

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    1. Hi Jayne! I will update my page to include this for now though here's the info!

      You can friend me on my FB friend page:
      http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=17113571

      Or Like my author Profile page (this will have the best news on my books:
      http://www.facebook.com/LaurenDianaSmith

      or my GoodReads Profile:
      http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6553241.Lauren_Smith

      or twitter:
      @ldsmith1818

      or email:
      ldsmith1818@gmail.com

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  2. Q: How long do our lifetimes last?
    A: 1-outta-1 bites-the-dust, baby,
    and if you dont yet know,
    lemme show you how to wiseabove:

    When our eternal soul leaves our body
    and we riseabove to meet our Maker,
    only four, last things remain:
    death, judgement, Heaven or Hell
    according to the deeds we mortals
    have done in our finite existence.

    Find-out what RCIA is and join.
    Make Your Choice -SAW:
    https://youtu.be/YnVuhY38V1A
    Jesus sez...
    I. love. you.

    PS guess what, earthling? Im an NDE.
    Google+: kold_kadavr_ flatliner

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  3. Q: How long do our lifetimes last?
    A: 1-outta-1 bites-the-dust, baby,
    and if you dont yet know,
    lemme show you how to wiseabove:

    When our eternal soul leaves our body
    and we riseabove to meet our Maker,
    only four, last things remain:
    death, judgement, Heaven or Hell
    according to the deeds we mortals
    have done in our finite existence.

    Find-out what RCIA is and join.
    Make Your Choice -SAW:
    https://youtu.be/YnVuhY38V1A
    Jesus sez...
    I. love. you.

    PS guess what, earthling? Im an NDE.
    Google+: kold_kadavr_ flatliner

    ReplyDelete