Dean Wesley Smith

Biography

USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith published more than a hundred novels in thirty years and hundreds and hundreds of short stories across many genres.
He wrote a couple dozen Star Trek novels, the only two original Men in Black novels, Spider-Man and X-Men novels, plus novels set in gaming and television worlds. Writing with his wife Kristine Kathryn Rusch under the name Kathryn Wesley, they wrote the novel for the NBC miniseries The Tenth Kingdom and other books for Hallmark Hall of Fame movies.
He wrote novels under dozens of pen names in the worlds of comic books and movies, including novelizations of a dozen films, from The Final Fantasy to Steel to Rundown.
He now writes his own original fiction under just the one name, Dean Wesley Smith. In addition to his upcoming novel releases, his monthly magazine called Smith’s Monthly premiered October 1, 2013, filled entirely with his original novels and stories.
Dean also worked as an editor and publisher, first at Pulphouse Publishing, then for VB Tech Journal, then for Pocket Books. He now plays a role as an executive editor for the original anthology series Fiction River.
For more information go to www.deanwesleysmith.com, www.smithsmonthly.com or www.fictionriver.com.

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Books

Smith's Monthly #19
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,370. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Nearly seventy thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith. In this nineteenth volume the full and complete novel, Heaven Painted as a Free Meal, a Ghost of a Chance novel, plus four short stories, an ongoing serial novel, and many other features.
Calling Dead: A Cold Poker Gang Mystery
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 39,800. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The retired Las Vegas detectives in the Cold Poker Gang work hard to solve cold cases. Sometimes, those cases bring back personal nightmares. Deciding to tackle one of the coldest cold cases in the files, retired detectives Lott, Rogers, and Andor uncover far more than simple murder, and possibly the worst serial killer ever. A twisted mystery that will keep you reading to the last page.
Writing into the Dark: How to Write a Novel without an Outline
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 18,640. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
With more than a hundred published novels and more than seventeen million copies of his books in print, USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith knows how to outline. And he knows how to write a novel without an outline. In this WMG Writer’s Guide, learn how to write without an outline and why not having an outline boosts your creative voice and keeps you more interested in your writing.
Smith's Monthly #18
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 68,930. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Nearly seventy thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith. In this eighteenth volume the full and complete novel, Calling Dead, a Cold Poker Gang novel, plus five short stories, an ongoing serial novel, and many other features.
Warm Springs
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,640. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Belle returns to her old hometown, looking for clues as to what happened to her great-great-grandmother a hundred years in the past. Zane, on a secret mission into the past, never expects to meet the woman of his dreams. A complex time travel novel that explores alternate realities, a future no one wants to face, and sets the Thunder Mountain universe going into the future.
Smith's Monthly #17
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 66,930. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Near seventy thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith. In this seventeenth volume the full and complete novel, Warm Springs: A Thunder Mountain series novel, plus four short stories, an ongoing serial novel, and many other features.
Lake Roosevelt
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 39,460. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In a small diner on the Oregon Coast, Kelli Rae meets a handsome man named Jesse Parks. Turns out she had seen him in a picture taken in an old mining town in Idaho over a hundred years before. And even worse, he had been following her. A time-travel adventure in the popular Thunder Mountain series that promises to change everything about the series.
Smith's Monthly #16
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,620. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Nearly seventy thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith. In this sixteenth volume the full and complete novel, Lake Roosevelt: A Thunder Mountain series novel, plus five short stories, an ongoing serial novel, and many other features.
Cold Call: A Cold Poker Gang Mystery
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 43,270. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When retired detective Bayard Lott offers to help retired detective Julia Rogers search for her lost friend near a remote Idaho lake, they find clues that might lead them directly to the most dangerous serial killer in Las Vegas history. Set in the rugged mountains of Idaho, this twisted mystery pits the Cold Poker Gang against a master criminal.
Smith's Monthly #15
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 69,230. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Near seventy thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith. In this fifteenth volume the full and complete novel, Cold Call: A Cold Poker Gang series mystery novel, plus four short stories, an ongoing serial novel, and many other features.
The Edwards Mansion
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,940. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Sherri Edwards only wanted to refurbish an abandoned old mansion that carried her family name. Her goal: To bring the mansion back to original glory. But the ghost of the original owner kept chasing away all workers. About to give up, two friends suggest she go with them into the past, to see the mansion, meet the original owner, and figure out why he killed himself.
Smith's Monthly #14
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 68,370. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Near eighty thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith. In this fourteenth volume the full and complete novel, The Edwards Mansion: A Thunder Mountain series novel, plus four short stories, an ongoing serial novel, and many other features.
Smith's Monthly #13
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,960. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Near eighty thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith. In this thirteenth volume the full and complete novel, Heaven Painted as a Christmas Gift: A Ghost of a Chance series novel, plus five short stories, an ongoing serial novel, and many other features.
Avalanche Creek
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 48,410. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Returning to the time travel western world of Thunder Mountain, USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith weaves his most complex story to date. A time travel western that stretches across timelines from the Idaho Wilderness to an old Boise hotel with a very special room.
The High Edge: A Seeders Universe Novel
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 38,710. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith returns to his fan-favorite Seeders Universe series with a fifth novel, The High Edge. Benny Slade lives in New York City. One moment the city around him (and everyone he knows) seems normal. The next moment, everyone dies.
Heaven Painted as a Christmas Gift
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 43,370. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Poker Boy and his team have saved the world countless times. The Ghost of a Chance agency follows a similar charge. Superheroes and ghosts, all working for the greater good. But as the holidays approach, both groups face a challenge with higher stakes than either can tackle alone.
Smith's Monthly #12
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 74,030. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Over eighty thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith. In this twelfth volume the full and complete novel, Avalanche Creek: A Thunder Mountain Novel, plus five short stories, two ongoing serial novels, and many other features.
Heaven Painted as a Poker Chip
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,520. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Starting into a brand new series, USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith asks a simple question: What happens if ghosts can fight crime and bad guys? Just fifteen minutes after Dr. Jewel Kelly meets Deputy Sheriff Tommy Ralston, they both die. They simply become ghosts, hanging around their own death scene in the mountains of Montana, waiting for something to happen.
Smith's Monthly #11
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 65,940. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Over eighty thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith. In this eleventh volume the full and complete novel, The High Edge: A Seeders Universe novel, plus five short stories, two ongoing serial novels, and many other features.
Morning Song
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 43,820. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Dean Wesley Smith returns to his fan-favorite Seeders Universe series with a fourth novel, Morning Song. A massive ship powers toward the Milky Way Galaxy, threatening to destroy entire worlds. The rogue ship, the size of a moon, seems to have no entrance. With little time before millions die, Maria Boone and Roscoe Mundy must somehow take a small team into the massive ship to stop it.
Smith's Monthly #10
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 75,300. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General
Over eighty thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith. In this tenth volume the full and complete novel, Heaven Painted as a Poker Chip, plus five short stories, two ongoing serial novels, and many other features.
Smith's Monthly #9
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 70,890. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Over eighty thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith. In this ninth volume the full and complete novel, Morning Song, plus four short stories, two ongoing serial novels, and many other features.
Life of a Dream
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 37,150. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith finally gives the popular Captain Brian Saber his first full-length novel. Brian Saber and Dot Leeds constantly must leave their nursing home rooms and their aging bodies to fly across known space to save the Earth and the Earth Protection League. They love the job, they love feeling needed. But in the end, will being needed be enough?
Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Indie Publishing
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 23,850. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
As indie publishing flourishes, many, many myths form around this new booming area of publishing. USA Today bestselling author and major indie blogger Dean Wesley Smith takes a cut at killing some of the myths before they can take root.
The Slots of Saturn: A Poker Boy Novel
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 48,610. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith brings you his first full-length novel featuring the origin story of his most popular character, the superhero Poker Boy. The Slots of Saturn takes place in 2004, the last year the World Series of Poker took place at Binions Horseshoe Casino in downtown Las Vegas.
Smith's Monthly #8
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 66,550. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General
Over eighty thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith. In this eighth volume the full and complete novel, Life of a Dream, plus five short stories, two ongoing serial novels, and many other features.
Kill Game
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 37,440. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith takes you into the world of his acclaimed novel Dead Money with a new series about a group of retired Las Vegas Police detectives playing poker and solving cold cases.
The First Tee Panic
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,250. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Former PGA Golf Professional and USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith walks you step-by-step, club-by-club from your car to the first tee and beyond in a laugh-out-loud style that not only teaches, but entertains.
Smith's Monthly #7
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 73,350. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Over ninety thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith. In this seventh volume the full and complete Poker Boy novel, The Slots of Saturn, plus four original short stories, two ongoing serial novels, and many other features.
How to Write a Novel in Ten Days
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 13,100. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Even in today’s fast-paced world, the myth that writing fast equals writing badly—or, conversely, writing well equals writing slowly—persists. Now, USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith aims to shatter this myth once and for all with this latest WMG Writer’s Guide.
Sector Justice
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 58,370. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Mattie Silks must team up with the most unlikely of partners to save the sector from a ruthless dictator. But her problem with Red Simms stems from more than just his work with Innocence Incorporated. She can’t keep her hands off him. And he can’t seem to keep his hands off her either. With or without love, the two of them must save the galaxy.
Smith's Monthly #6
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 70,960. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General
Over ninety thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith. In this sixth volume the full and complete mystery novel Kill Game, plus four original short stories, two ongoing serial novels, and many other features.
Monumental Summit
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,980. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Bonnie and Duster Kendal, two of the world’s great mathematicians, hire historical interior designer April Buckley and architect Ryan Knott to design and furnish a huge lodge to the year 1900 standards. Only problem: The lodge can’t be built. It can’t exist. Yet, somehow it does because they’ve built it before.
Smith's Monthly #5
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 84,530. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General
Over ninety thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith. In this fifth volume the full and complete science fiction novel Sector Justice, plus four original short stories, two ongoing serial novels, and many other features.
Against Time
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 45,620. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith returns to the world of Dust and Kisses with a new novel. Paleontologist Callie Sheridan spent a few days deep in the Oregon Caves on a dig with three students from the University of Oregon. When they emerged, they found almost everyone in the world dead. Survival became her only thought.
Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Publishing: A WMG Writer's Guide
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 30,370. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
The publishing world continues to evolve, but myths about who can make a living as a fiction writer maintain a life of their own. Whether you pursue traditional or indie publishing success, you need to know the pitfalls and traps that undermine many writers’ careers.
Thunder Mountain
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,830. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Offered a free trip into a remote Idaho wilderness that she loves and studies, Professor Dawn Edwards can’t refuse. On the trip she meets Professor Madison Rogers, and they fall for each other before they even reach their destination. But living in the Old West proves to be a brutal task. Somehow, Dawn must survive to rescue herself, her friends, and the man she loves.
Smith's Monthly #4
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 90,490. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General
Over ninety thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith. In this fourth volume the full and complete science fiction novel Monumental Summit, plus four original short stories, two ongoing serial novels, and many other features.
Dust and Kisses
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 56,820. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » General
When Carey Noack returns to the ruined Portland, Oregon, hoping to meet other survivors after three years of living alone, she doesn't expect the man of her dreams. At first, Matt Ladel, the only person living in the old city, thinks he imagined the beautiful woman weaving through dead cars. Then he finds the reality behind the fantasy.
Smith's Monthly #3
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 77,860. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
Over one hundred thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith. In this third volume, the full and complete science fiction novel Against Time, plus four original short stories, two ongoing serial novels, and many other features.
The Road Back: A Doc Hill Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,520. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith returns to the world of his acclaimed thriller Dead Money with a new problem for professional poker player, Doc Hill. Doc agrees to help find a missing college student, the son of the Las Vegas Chief of Police. But little did Doc know that such a simple case would turn out to be so large and ugly and dangerous.
Smith's Monthly #2
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 77,880. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
Over one hundred thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith. In this second volume the full and complete science fiction novel Thunder Mountain, plus four original short stories, two ongoing serial novels, and many other features.
Dead Money
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 94,740. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Poker: a high-stakes, deadly serious professional sport. Doc Hill knows all too well the risks involved with the sport. Or so he thinks. But when one of the greatest poker players of all time dies, the stakes rise even higher. Doc must solve an increasingly frightening series of murders—and win the biggest tournament of his career—before he finds himself forced to fold his cards for good.
Smith's Monthly #1
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 89,900. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General
One hundred thousand words of original fiction every month from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith.
Mom's Paradox
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
She seduced her husband and changed the world. But she remembers only the act, and how great it felt, but nothing about the why. A story of time travel and paradox as only USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith can tell it.
Me and Beans and Great Big Melons
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
When Innis went shopping to get ready for the Packers-Rams game, he never expected to meet one of them aliens. But he also never expected to meet a woman who ate beans either. A strange supermarket romance as only USA Today bestseller Dean Wesley Smith can tell it.
Dead Post Bumper
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
First published in "More Stories from the Twilight Zone" edited by Carol Serling. Elliot knew the world would not end in 2012. But his wife thought it would, so on the morning of December 21st, 2012, Elliot went out for a drive to avoid her. And found himself in the Twilight Zone.
A Time to Dream: A Captain Brian Saber Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,580. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Captain Brian Saber, his ship and other Earth Protection League ships face a suicide mission to save Earth. Can he succeed, even though seemingly moments before he lay slowly dying of old age in a nursing home on Earth? The first Captain Brian Saber story.
A Life in Whoopees
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Great moments exist for all of us at different times in our lives. From a simple taste of a cookie to meeting the love of our life. Bill Wallace lived through five of those special moments. Bill considers himself lucky to experience five. Many people never get any. USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith peeks inside Bill Wallace’s life and his special moments.
Nostalgia 101
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
One thousand years in the future, humans live very long lives in domes on the frozen surface. Boredom never poses a threat, but nostalgia does. When it becomes deadly to focus on the past, teaching nostalgia solves the problem. USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith takes a peak into the final exam of the class called Nostagia 101.
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