New Book April 2019

The Vancouver Sun recommends Doublespeak as a spring read


"Smith regales the reader with a tale of adventure and intrigue, meticulously anchored in its place and time." -Publishers Weekly

"Smith effectively recreates Bangkok in the late '40s ... 

the mood is spot on." -Booklist


"Intriguing characters and an unusual setting lift this appealing debut novel." -Publisher's Weekly


Published with Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's of New York on April 10, 2018 and published in Canada with Douglas & McIntyre.

"The story of an extraordinary woman in extraordinary times...[a] vivid chronicle of West Coast gangster life." -Quill & Quire


"A satisfying historical thriller." -Booklist

"A remarkable leap... [Smith] managed to merge a gangster noir with a feminist spy thriller... A satisfying and well-thought-out novel." -The Georgia Straight

"Fast-paced entertainment." -The Vancouver Sun


“Poetic... It is Smith’s descriptions of West Coast landscapes that make the story feel whole and vital.” -Prairie Fire

“Mixing real people and events with unforgettable characters and unbelievable exploits, the novel is a true West Coast caper and a winning debut.”

-Winnipeg Free Press 

Praise for The 100-Mile Diet


"Engaging, thoughtful essays packed with natural, historical and personal detail." -The New York Times

"Poetic." -The New Yorker