Karen Cecil Smith

About me

Karen Cecil Smith is the author of a novel, Pillow of Thorns, which is based on an actual 19th century North Carolina murder trial. Other published works include a biography, Orlean Puckett: The Life of a Mountain Midwife (1844-1939),and a children’s picture book entitled An Old Salem Christmas, 1840 which was the recipient of the Clark Cox Historical Fiction Award. She is a member of the Authors Guild and the North Carolina Writers’ Network.

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