I just wanted to wish you all a good holiday season and be sure to invite you to my Rothman talk next February!




I was at the Harn’s opening last night for their Monet and American Expressionism exhibit, as I have a short story, “Winter Studio, 1901” in the catalogue, on sale at Amazon. Published in conjunction with an exhibition over a decade in the making, this exciting volume examines the influence of Claude Monet (1840–1926) on, Read More




Baby Rocket “Baby Rocket” Historical Fiction Set During the Space Race: Baby Rocket by Stephanie Smith – a Book Review My Thoughts: The main character, Clementine (Lem) Miracle Dance, has a name that signifies mercy, hope and art but her childhood was far from beautiful. An “accident” she cannot recall leaves her motherless and, Read More




Baby Rocket Reviewed By Kathryn Bennett for Readers’ Favorite This is one of three reviewers that awarded 5 stars from Readers’ Favorite. Read the reviews by Bil Howard and Jeffrey Brooke-Stewart. Baby Rocket by Stephanie A. Smith introduces us to a child who was abandoned in 1966 at Cape Canaveral. She was traumatized and, Read More




Baby Rocket Reviewed By Jeffrey Brooke-Stewart for Readers’ Favorite This is one of three reviewers that awarded 5 stars from Readers’ Favorite. Read the reviews by Bil Howard and Kathryn Bennett. In the novel Baby Rocket, author Stephanie Smith takes an unusual and rewarding approach to telling the story. While taking care of matters, Read More




Baby Rocket Reviewed By Bil Howard for Readers’ Favorite This is one of three reviewers that awarded 5 stars from Readers’ Favorite. Read the reviews by Jeffrey Brooke-Stewart and Kathryn Bennett. Our roots aren’t always what we assume them to be. Such was the case with Clementine “Lem” Dance, who believed that James Walter, Read More




Author Stephanie A. Smith reads from her Warpaint Trilogy with a selection from Baby Rocket. The Warpaint Trilogy is three intertwined novels written as stories that are connected in a style of historical literature or historical fiction. She reads from the section called “Shuttle” which centers on the main character Clementine Dance, who was, Read More




Learn about life from the point of view of a writer creating fiction through historical literature. This video series by Stephanie A. Smith, author of the Warpaint Trilogy, explores how a good story is crafted through colorful characters and interesting settings that draw the reader into the historical scenery. Stephanie may even reveal her, Read More

Baby Rocket, a novel by Stephanie A. Smith




BABY ROCKET has been nominated for the The Book Awards. Please vote here. Thank you! BABY ROCKET is still in the #1 spot for the People’s Book Prize in the UK. BABY ROCKET was just reviewed by A.C. Haury at Bibliophile Book Reviews! “Absolutely adore this book!” [more…]   “Baby Rocket” “Absolutely adore this, Read More




Stephanie joins 1,000 volunteer authors this Saturday, November 30, 3pm-5pm at The Book Mark 220 1st St Neptune Beach, FL 32266 (This is a good time to get your own autographed copy of Baby Rocket.) “I’m taking part in the Sherman Alexie Indie Books initiative and going over to Neptune Beach to The Book, Read More