ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born under a bad sign in
Boston, Patrick McKenna Lynch Smith grew up in Connecticut. After attending the
Protracted School, the author worked at many jobs, and many other jobs,
including belaboring the point. On several occasions, he arrived where he
started and knew the place for the first time. He was married, widowed, and
rose again to slouch towards Bethlehem. He also ate sour grapes and drank life
to the lees.
His articles and poems have
never been published in The New Yorker.
Smith graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.S. in Anthropology. He writes fiction, non-fiction, and traditional rhyming poetry. In between writing, he has worked as a commercial fisherman and in the building trades.
Smith served as a guest lecturer at Laurelynn Martin's "Write Your Life" seminars, was selected for a scholarship for the prestigious Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, and has written marketing copy. The memoir Leaving the Life: A true story of love, loss and gratitude was five years in the making. It is his first published work.
- Contact us to schedule a book talk or signing. Patrick will also meet with local book clubs who have selected Leaving the Life for their book of the month.
February 3, 2015, 6:00 p.m., Saxton B. Little Library, Columbia, CT, 319 Route 87, Columbia, CT. ContactCaitlyn Orlomoski, 860.228.0350
- January 17, 2014, 6:00 p.m., Woodstock Academy, Bracken Memorial Library, Woodstock CT
- December 7, 2013, 1:00 p.m.: Putnam Library, Putnam CT
- November 20, 2013: Breakfast, Hospice Annual Meeting at Day Kimball Hospital
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Contact the Author
Patrick M L Smith
P.O. Box 206
South Woodstock, CT 06267-0206