About Me: D. A. Smith
Dennis Anderson Smith grew up in Hammond, Indiana with his mother and 15 siblings. He cites his mother as the greatest influence on his developing character, with her wisest motto being, “It doesn’t matter how you treat me; it matters how I treat you.” His home life and relationships also instilled in him a work ethic and tenacity that allows Dennis to keep going long after others would have given up.
In between “regular jobs,” Dennis made a career as a musical and performing artist. He made two releases with his now-defunct band, Lucky Dogg, and his music is available here for listening.
He also made himself available to help out friends and family, which is how he made his way into publishing. Using techniques he picked up to help himself learn, and sage advice from his own experience, he was able to help several of his nieces and nephews through school. That advice and wisdom became That’s Smart! How to Improve Learning Habits, which he released in 2010 to critical praise. To get the best deal for himself and his customers, he founded Lions Quarter Publishing that same year to release That’s Smart!—now in its second edition and future titles, one of them being Black on Black.
Black on Black was inspired by his feelings of anger and frustration, not just at violent crime, but Americans’ increasingly blasé attitude towards it, as evinced by a co-worker’s comment: “Man was meant to kill.” Dennis wrote Black on Black to frame and deliver his counter-argument to that statement.
A portion of proceeds from sales of the novel and other Black on Black properties will go to assisting victims of violent crime and their survivors. You can find more information at http://www.blackonblackthemovie.com/
Smith has several more projects in the works, which he plans to debut this year. He is working on his fourth musical project: The 9/11 Project. Several works based on the music and lyrics Smith wrote for this Project will premiere shortly. You can find more information at http://www.dasmith911.com/
For more information, you can contact Dennis Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone him at 1-866-856-HERO (4376) or (219) 932-5531.
or you can write him at
Dennis A. Smith
c/o LIONS QUARTER PUBLISHING
Hammond, IN 46324-1336