Ethyl Smith


Ethyl Smith is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art and a Fellow of Manchester School of Advanced Studies. She is also a graduate of the University of Strathclyde Novel Writing course and the Stirling University M.Litt. Creative Writing course.

Ethyl followed a carreer in illustrating and design lecturing, before following an interest in holistic therapy & hypnotherapy, which she now teaches.

Her short stories have appeared in a range of magazines including Scottish Field, Gutter, Scottish Memories, Mistaken Identities (edited by Jame Robertson), Mixing the Colours Anthology, and Scottish Book Trust Anthology.

Her interest in Scottish language and history, particularly 17th century, led to a trilogy based on covenanting times, where greed, power, and religion created a dangerous mix. Changed Times is the first in that series.

Where to find Ethyl Smith online


Lost Times
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,350. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2022 by ThunderPoint Publishing Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Scotland, 1685: Monmouth and Argyll plan to overthrow the King and the Covenanters see an opportunity to further their cause. From the shepherds and the farmer’s wives of the Lanarkshire hills, to the innkeepers, apothecaries and washerwomen of the towns, Smith portrays with exquisite detail the lives of the ordinary people of 17th century Scotland.
Broken Times
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,840. Language: English (Scottish dialect). Published: September 30, 2020 by ThunderPoint Publishing Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
As James Renwick returns to Scotland, accompanied by the young Jonas Hawthorne, in search of adventure, an undeterred John Steel is still living the life of a fugitive, hunted day and night by Claverhouse's men.
Desperate Times
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 78,260. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2018 by ThunderPoint Publishing Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Desperate Times is the third historical novel in Ethyl Smith’s series, following Changed Times and Dark Times, about the lives of ordinary Scottish people in extraordinary times.
Dark Times
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 69,130. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2017 by ThunderPoint Publishing Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Dark Times is the second part of Ethyl Smith’s sweeping Times series that follows the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary times.
Changed Times
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 81,500. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2016 by ThunderPoint Publishing Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Adventure » Action
1679 - The Killing Times: Charles II is on the throne, the Episcopacy has been restored, and southern Scotland is in ferment. From the Battle of Drumclog to the Battle of Bothwell Bridge, John's platoon of farmers and villagers find themselves in the heart of the action over that fateful summer where the people fight the King for their religion, their freedom, and their lives.

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