C.S. Smith parlayed her degrees in Government and National Security Studies into various careers as a policy analyst, export manager, and director of a city government committee on global connectivity. Her love of spine-tingling romantic suspense can be traced to her formative years in Washington, DC, surrounded by intrigue and good-looking men in uniform—including the one she married. After years of fantasizing about other people’s characters, she decided to let her own alpha males out to play, complete with the strong women who bring those men to their knees with the greatest weapon of all—love.

C.S.’s first two pre-published novels have garnered several accolades in romance writing contests, including 1st Place in SWFRW’s High Five and 2nd Place in Desert Rose RWA’S Diamonds in the Desert for NEAR MISS. Her second novel, MISSING IN ACTION, won the Prepublished Maggie for Romantic Suspense from Georgia Romance Writers and was awarded 2nd Place in West Houston RWA’s The Emily and 3rd Place in MARA’s Fiction From the Heartland.

A native New Englander who has spent over half her life in North Carolina, she will soon join the ranks of empty nesters when child number three heads to college, leaving only her husband and Golden Retriever at her mercy.cy.