Fraud. Betrayal.

When does a secret

morph into a lie?


About Truth and Other Lies

All the President's Men meets The Devil Wears Prada

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.

Advice to a Young Writer

Two weeks ago I took a workshop through International Thriller Writers from Lisa Unger who was describing her career as an author, including the 20-something books she’s written and I was suddenly struck by the fact that given my age and my career trajectory, there’s no way I will ever write that many books in…

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