Stuart Smith is an aspiring horror and fantasy novelist. He is currently enrolled at Full Sail University in the Creative Writing program and is set to graduate in the spring of 2015.
He currently lives in Montana with his wife and two children, working in the Bakken oil fields during the day and writing into the night.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Los Chavez, New Mexico. It wasn't so much the town that influenced my writing as much as it was not going out very much. I spent most of my free time reading anything I could get my hands on, which led me to find that horror and fantasy were my passions.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing in high school as a way to channel my feelings, but it started to take a serious turn when I met my sophomore English teacher, Mrs. Sturgill.