Photograph of Pepper Smith

Pepper Smith discovered a love for storytelling at age 8, and began writing mysteries at age 9. That lifelong obsession with the genre led to the three novels in the Patty O'Donnell series. Pepper volunteers as a suspense instructor at the Muse Online Writers Conference, held in October every year since 2006. She is also a singer, musician, artist, and photographer. She lives in Arkansas with her husband.

To find out more about the Muse Online Writers Conference, go here.


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Articles and Interviews

The following were written for the Muse Online Writers Conference.

Writing Suspense: Things that may derail your quest for the perfect suspense novel

Adding Suspense

Interview at Kittling: Books

Interview at Crime Always Pays

Running Horses

Artwork Copyright © by Pepper Smith.