“Smith’s voice is both sturdy and elegant, delivering blunt, edgy prose that’s never lurid…a gripping novel that will leave many readers demanding a sequel.” -Kirkus Reviews

Indy author Dr. A.L. Smith is determined to use her voice as a writer and independent filmmaker to raise awareness concerning the issues that plague the urban community. With her third novel in the Behind Closed Doors series, “Malicious Intent”, Smith delivers a post-COVID-19 medical murder mystery with an urban twist that was actually completed in 2017. The novel provides an in-depth discussion of viral mutation and utilizes HIV fingerprinting to solve a murder. The story was inspired by her experiences as a healthcare provider. Her observation of an increase in HIV cases in the young adult population spawned her desire to raise awareness concerning recent advances in HIV prevention. In the process, Smith weaves a tale that addresses mental illness, poverty, drug abuse, the impact of broken homes, and other issues that plague urban communities.

Smith is the author of the critically acclaimed ‘Behind Closed Doors 2: Dana’s Story’, which tackles the topic of domestic human trafficking. The short film adaptation of the novel ‘Dana’s Story’ is the recipient of multiple film festival awards and is currently streaming on Plex TV. The Frierson, La. native is a practicing Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserves, and a proud graduate of Grambling State University.


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