About Our Authors
Marti Wells-Smith is a Christian, wife, friend, and grieving mother, who finds great hope in continuing her life journey amid unexpected joy and sadness. She shares her deepest thoughts and experiences through free verse poetry and non-fictional prose to comfort others who struggle with the loss of a child or loved one, or with life itself.
She’s a native Kansan who advocates for people in need as well as animals, large and small. Her background includes being a past board member for a local mother to mother ministry, safehouse and no kill animal shelter, as she continues to raise funds for the shelter at a local antique/thrift store. Her daily routine includes caring for her adopted lab mix and three devoted cats.
Marti was involved in all fine arts that were offered during her school years and participated in local and regional theater productions well into her adulthood.
She received a BA in English and Sociology from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, and began her career with jobs that included being a copy and feature writer in both radio and regional and state-wide news publications. She won state and national awards for human interest stories during her years as editor and writer for a large electrical cooperative in Oklahoma, and has had poetry published in Home Life, the anthology Gifts of Words and Western Horseman.
Marti made a mid-life career change to crisis services before pursuing writing fulltime again. She now seeks solace in faith and fellowship, her husband Scott and their extended family. and is often seen sitting quietly on her sunporch, wondering about what could have been, and is yet to be.