A.C. Smith is an independent author currently living in Spain. A Colorado native, her first novel, The Wanted Lawman, captures the scenery of her home state. Growing up with her family’s stories and traversing the Colorado wilderness inspired her to write The Wanted Lawman. Her ancestors pioneered a town in the bitter cold of Northern Colorado. “I come from a line of cowboys that were tough as nails,” she says, going on to describe how her mom traveled alone on horseback as a child through miles of rangeland to attend a one-room schoolhouse. 


     She left a nine-year career in environmental & hazardous materials management after having worked in the harshest extremes our planet has to offer, from the brutal heat of Iraq to the desolation of Antarctica. Her world travels over the years have been a collective life-changing experience, which fostered a dream of writing into a full-fledged passion. She continues to write novels, as well as illustrating coloring books, while living in Madrid with her husband. Her other passions include traveling, painting, spending time with her husband and dogs, and riding motorcycles. She also claims to be an aficionado of art, hot dogs, and cute otter pictures.