Fraud. Politics.

Her front-page story could ruin three careers.

About Truth and Other Lies

At its heart, this is a story of three women: A world-famous journalist at the end of her career, at risk of losing everything because of a vicious online troll; a neophyte politician knee-deep in a run for Congress who longs to reconnect with her estranged daughter; and a  young reporter, desperate to reboot her stalled career, who must choose between the two after she unearths a decades-old lie.


Women's Fiction Writers Association, Rising Star Award (Finalist)

Romance Writers of America, Fab Five (Finalist)


About Maggie

Influenced by her former careers as a psychologist and a business owner, author Maggie Smith pens compelling stories of ordinary women who face extraordinary challenges with grit, brainpower, and strong doses of empathy and humor. She hosts the podcast Hear Us Roar and is managing editor of The Write City Magazine.


Maggie hosts a bi-monthly podcast where she interviews debut women’s fiction authors about their first novel, their path to publication, and their writing process on behalf of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA).

Books I Love

Lily King never disappoints. Her last book, Euphoria, topped all the best seller lists. And her newest one is every bit as good in an entirely different way. When was the last time you came to the end of a book and found tears forming at the corners of your eyes and was tempted to start reading it all over again?

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Maggie regularly writes about the frustrations as well as the joy of being a full-time writer.

The Beauty of Short

I wrote my first short story in a day. Not that I planned it that way. I’d always wanted to try my hand at short fiction so I signed up for a week-long class at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, only to discover this wasn’t a series of lectures where I’d learn the fundamentals. No,…

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