Bio: Pepper Smith discovered a love for storytelling at age eight, when a poem she had to write for class morphed into a short story about a cat. At age nine, she began a long writing partnership with a schoolmate, turning out mystery and adventure stories for their own entertainment, and writing science fiction on the side.
After writing for most of her life, Pepper decided that writing could actually be the perfect job for her and started a series of mystery/suspense novels centered around an Arizona horsewoman and her unusual extended family in both the US and Ireland. The first of these novels to be published is ?Blood Money,? a suspense novel set in Ireland and on the volcanic island Stromboli in Italy. It is scheduled for release in October 2005 from Whiskey Creek Press, and will be followed in January 2006 by ?Rio Star,? set in Argentina, and in April 2006 by ?Reef Runner,? set in Australia. She is currently working on a novel set on the island of Maui.
Pepper has been married to her high school sweetheart for over twenty years, and they have a teenage son. In addition to her writing, she occasionally works as a professional photographer, is a licensed massage therapist, and enjoys singing and playing a bit of Irish fiddle music.