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Roberta L. Smith

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Roberta loves a good ghost story. So that's what she writes. Her latest novel, "Simone's Ghosts" won the 2017 Hollywood Book Festival's grand prize.

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Roberta L. Smith I am always a little amazed when I finish writing a book. Sometimes people ask, "Where did the idea come from? How did you think of all those…moreI am always a little amazed when I finish writing a book. Sometimes people ask, "Where did the idea come from? How did you think of all those characters and the story?" I might be able to answer where an idea came from, how it all started, but never how it all came together. It is a very mysterious process. As for if it is all it's cracked up to be. Yes! But there are lows, too. That's life. (less)
Roberta L. Smith My life doesn't have a lot of mystery. Any plot based on my experiences would have to be a coming-of-age story with the mystery being how I coped and…moreMy life doesn't have a lot of mystery. Any plot based on my experiences would have to be a coming-of-age story with the mystery being how I coped and learned from the choices I made. (less)
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The Accordo (Mickey McCoy #3)

4.22 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Simone's Ghosts

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The Secret of Lucianne Dove...

4.33 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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The Dreamer of Downing Street

4.56 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Distorted

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The Psychic Seeker: The Mic...

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Chapel Playhouse (Mickey Mc...

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Bouquet of Lies

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A Year in the Life of a Civ...

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Skyglow Undercover

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Ghost Mortem

Picture This is a very easy read. It has some good things going for it, mainly a lot of likeable characters, but in the end it felt disjointed. The story begins with Everly finding out her jerk of a husband is cheating on her, and the more you learn about the guy as the story goes on, the more it is impossible to understand why a smart girl like her would have married him in the first place. She think... Read more of this blog post »
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Enjoyed the story. Some nice prose. Satisfying ending. I rather liked it.
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I gobbled this book up in three days, which says something for me. I wanted to get home from whatever I was doing so I could read more. I found the stories amazing, especially "Safety Clowns." I had to ask myself, What would I have done? "Like a Lily ...more
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"Cemetary Dance book

Being from SoCal I enjoyed the locations in the stories since South Central & Long Beach aren't usually where stories take place. This is what I call understated, quiet horror."
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"Non scary horror - until you sit back and think about what he actually said. Subtle, odd, all around good read."
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I gobbled this book up in three days, which says something for me. I wanted to get home from whatever I was doing so I could read more. I found the stories amazing, especially "Safety Clowns." I had to ask myself, What would I have done? "Like a Lily ...more
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“Time passes and we are relegated to the obscure.”
Roberta L. Smith

“Hurt feelings are nothing more than our confirmation that someone's judgement about us is the truth and we are offended that they agree with us.”
Ernestina Walker

“Fate is a future you didn't try hard enough to change.”
Joe Konrath

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
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Dale Thele Roberta, thank you for accepting my friend request. I've downloaded The Accordo, looking forward to reading it. Hope you have an awesome 2014!


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