Susy Smith is a celebrated dystopian storyteller, author, and curriculum specialist for the Kanza Tribe in Oklahoma. Armed with a deep understanding of language, the resilience of the human spirit, and a bachelor’s degree in English, she weaves captivating, award-winning stories that leave readers wanting more.
Smith's literary journey commenced with "Asylum," a gripping novel that clinched the 2020 Writer Con contest in the novel category. She continues to engage audiences with "Ascendant," the second installment in the "Asylum" series, further probing the intricacies of survival, freedom, and the dark side of human nature.
In addition to her novels, Smith occasionally crafts poetry, adding a unique dimension to her diverse repertoire. Her authentic writing style echoes her experiences living in a small Oklahoma town with her husband, four grown children, and two furry dog-children.
What the Readers Say...
“As I accompany Lacy and Jace on their journey, I was moved by the courage and determination displayed by the protagonists. This book is truly a testament to the power of the human spirit and a thrilling ride that left me excited for the next installment in this series. It is a must-read for fans of dystopian thrillers and anyone looking for a gripping and thought-provoking story. “ Lucy Diamond, Net Galley Reviewer
Dark, twisty and crafty, I need to know more!” Siobhan Devine, Book Blogger
“Susy Smith's Ascendant is a gripping dystopian novel with an unerring vision for a bleak future, takes readers on a harrowing journey through a world transformed by power, control, and the resilience of the human spirit. This unflinching exploration of a society's descent into chaos is a haunting and thought-provoking tale that lingers long after the final page is turned.
Definitely, a tour de force in the dystopian genre that leaves an indelible mark on the reader's consciousness. With its immersive world-building, dynamic characters, and exploration of timeless themes, the novel resonates with a sense of urgency and relevance. “ JD Howard, Goodreads Review