About the Author

Author Pic Brittany Longino Smith

By day, Brittany is a sociologist teaching in this discipline at the university level. Studying society and how people adhere, more or less, to predictable behavioral trends, serves as a great balance to how she spends her nights with fiction characters who tend to surprise her on a daily basis.

While her life is simplistic, and she likes it that way, she enjoys writing romance found at the tip of a cutlass blade, to keep things interesting – safely – through the medium of a computer screen.

Moreover, Brittany detests writing about herself in third person, therefore has answered three of life’s most important questions, ‘in her own words’, below.


Which would be harder for you to give up: Coffee or Alcohol?

Pshhh, too easy.


Next question.


Shark diving, bungee jumping, or sky diving?

If you asked me at 16, I would have said: ‘All of them! At the same time!’ but now, I would probably just try to distract you so I could run in the opposite direction, away from the sharks and parachutes.

I did bungee jump when I was younger, once. And I remember loving it. However, now I tend to think of all of the horrific ways things could go wrong doing something as simple as walking down the street. I blame the internet. And my mother. Both have instilled a healthy dose of irrational fear in me.

As a compromise, I live vicariously through my characters and delight in putting them is precarious (yet awesome) situations.


If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?

Ever since I was in grade school, I have fantasized about having the ability to stop time. More accurately, being able to stop time for everyone else, allowing me the opportunity to steal a quick nap, without actually having to lose time in my day while doing it.

I am sure that if I thought hard enough about this power I could somehow find a way to use it in the pursuit of justice and saving the world. Let me sleep on it, and I’ll get back to you.


Brittany is a graduate of Texas A&M University and lives with her husband and daughter in Long Beach, MS.