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About the Authors    
Brad Smith    

        Smith's early technical career with the U.S. Navy and the Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. focused on manufacturing technology and computer-aided design. Brad Smith and Kirby The resulting technologies developed by Smith are now widely used in the aircraft, automotive, and heavy equipment industries worldwide. He helped write numerous industry and government publications, and has presented speeches all over the world.
        While his work environment was highly technical, his home life was not. With his family, he built and managed Whimsey Hill Farm. Smith partnered with his wife in a horse show business which included annual sporting events with over 1000 equine competitors. The couple was frequently featured in equestrian-related magazines, newspapers, and local publications. Smith says that the contrast between the farm and technology gave him the best of both worlds.

Lynn Raven        

        Lynn Raven was born and raised in the horse country of northern Virginia just outside Washington, D.C. For nearly twenty years, Raven was an entertainment publicist for such companies as Sony Pictures Television, National Geographic Television, Sesame Street Workshop, and others. She also worked on numerous network, syndicated, and cable television projects including National Geographic Specials and Dawsons Creek.
        Moving into the non-profit sector, Smith was the Associate Director of Public Relations at The Paley Center for Media (formerly The Museum of Television & Radio). Meanwhile, Raven has written several feature film screenplays. She was a finalist for the Diane Thomas Screenwriting Award at UCLA and the Houston International Film Festival as well as a semi-finalist in Americas Best Screenwriting Contest and the Chesterfield Writers Film Project. Raven continues to develop her writing credentials by taking professional and non-fiction writing at UCLA, writing clinics, seminars, and events like James River Writers Conference and TEDxRVA. She is a member of Romance Wrirters of America and Sisters in Crime.
        Currently, Raven lives in Central Virginia between Richmond and Charlottesville, three energetic dogs, two lazy cats, three happy chickens, and one tenacious wild raccoon. She is the Food Pantry Manager and Communications Associate at the Goochland Free Clinic & Family Services, which seeks to provide access to health care and basic human services to Goochland residents in need. Smith is now working on a contemporary romance set in the Virginia Hunt Country and a poetry collection on living in the country.



Nancy Raven Smith        

        Nancy Raven Smith grew up in Virginia, where she ran and participated in horse sport events. On their farm, she rescued horses, dogs, and cats and is an advocate for animal rescue. Later in California, she traded her event experience for film work. Her screenplays and novels have won numerous major awards. When not writing, Raven Smith enjoys her family and friends, travel, art, movies, and white water rafting. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Women in Film, and Romance Writers of America.


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