Maine Writer and Teacher Frank O. Smith

Frank O Smith, a fiction writer, ghostwriter, and writing coach is pleased to be releasing his first novel "Dream Singer."

Smith has been living in Maine for the past 30 years and is currently teaching at the Maine College of Art. He was born in Colorado, raised in California and began his work as a freelance magazine writer in Georgia. He says that his travel experience has made a major impact on the vital role of the setting in "Dream Singer."

The story revolves around Elijah McCloud, an elderly Modoc Native American who has lost his super-natural ability to see the future in his dreams. Elijah crosses paths with a young boy who's on the run after witnessing a murder. In order to stay ahead of the killer Elijah must regain his past ability and overall recover a lost part of himself.

The novel was a finalist for the 2014 Bellwether Prize which was created by Barbara Kingsolver to acknowledge and reward fiction that brings light to issues of social justice. Smith has spent around 30 years working on "Dream Singer" and has a few other novels that he's currently working on.

His next reading will be at the Auburn Public Library on November 18th.

For more information about the book and Smith: http://frankosmithstories.com/


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