E Lee Smith

Biography

E. Lee Smith, a native Texan, was raised on a working ranch near Palmer, Texas. There he garnered a love of the land and learned horsemanship and hunting. He attended Angelina College and Sam Houston State University before earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Lee has enjoyed acting, directing and writing for the stage and film industries for many years. He has also written a stage musical and several screenplays. Additionally, Lee enjoys songwriting and playing his guitar. He is active in the field of visual arts, producing works in oil and acrylic paints as well as water color, graphite, charcoal and pen & ink. Lee is currently an art teacher.

Lee still lives in Texas and has been married to the love of his life, Lisa, for over thirty years. They have four children.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I remember it was a short poem I wrote when I was about seven or eight years old and it was about the gravel in my grandparents' driveway. I loved going to visit them and often, laying on the back seat of our car, I would listen for the sound of our tires on gravel. They had a long gravel drive and I was convinced I could tell the sound of their gravel from any other. I wrote a poem about the sound and the joy of visiting them. When my grandmother read it she was really happy about it... and proud, I think.
How do you approach cover design?
On Shadowhorn: Age of the Revenant I designed and painted my own cover. But that's not quite correct. I was pondering and debating with myself over what I should put on the cover. My youngest daughter had already told me she really liked the title of the book, so I asked her what image the title brought to mind for her. She hadn't read the story yet so she thought for a moment and said, "If there is really any kind of horn in this book, then you should put one on the cover." I felt that was good but incomplete so she and I discussed it - I voted for the shotgun- and the design was set. Then it was up to me to execute it.
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Books

Shadowhorn: Age of the Revenant
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 116,490. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
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In the gloomy aftermath of man's reign on earth, with ravenous creatures roaming the night and humans on the brink of extinction, there arose a lone bloodline to stand against the darkness; a forgotten clan defending the remnants of civilization; one family who, in order to preserve humanity, must fight as if they had none... Shadowhorn: Age of the Revenant.

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