Michael D. Smith was raised in the Northeast, then the Chicago area, finally moving to Texas to attend Rice University, where he developed as a writer and visual artist. In addition to exhibiting paintings and drawings, Smith has completed thirteen novels. His writing in both literary and science fiction genres uses humor to investigate psychological and spiritual themes. He strives for high energy, humor, intense character interaction, and strong emotion, employing extensive dialog and character thoughts to keep the feelings flowing through the story.
Smith’s web site, www.sortmind.com, is named for his 2009 novel Sortmind, which chronicles the Telepathic Database, urban architectural wars, and two sets of aliens with opposing ideas about dealing with the human race. In his blog, blog.sortmind.com, Smith explores art and writing processes. Both his web sites contain further examples of his writing and visual art.
Smith is currently the Technology Librarian for McKinney Public Library in McKinney, Texas. In his career as a librarian he’s done extensive programming for adults, including book talks and author presentations, and has also marketed libraries through presentations and contacts with local media. His work includes eBook and audiobook acquisitions.