Laura Lee Smith’s first novel, Heart of Palm, will be released by Grove/Atlantic in 2013. Her short fiction was selected by guest editor Amy Hempel for inclusion in New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best, 2010. Her work has also appeared in The Florida Review, Natural Bridge, Bayou and other journals. She has taught creative writing at Flagler College and works as an advertising copywriter.
Heart of Palm, Grove Atlantic (2013). The small town of Utina, Florida is on the brink of change. But first, its oldest and most notorious family, the Bravos, must reckon with new developments and atone for past sins.
“Miracle,” The Florida Review #31.1
“Yulee Blues,” Snake Nation Review #23
“You Are a Temporary” Main Street Rag, Fall 2009
“Da Nang Hummingbirds,” Bayou #53
“This Trembling Earth” Natural Bridge #22 and New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best, 2010
“On Rejection,” Bridle Path Press, February 2012
Natural Writer: A Story about Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Carolrhoda Books, 2001. (With Judy Cook)