Dan Makgow Smith is the author of four novels: So Far From Forfar, which is a Scottish tale and which also mirrors his roots. This novel is historical fiction, which is one of his greatest strengths in writing. Hemlocks & Seafoam is a modern story which takes place in Charleston, S.C. His newest novel, Thicker Than Water, his first Young Adult novel!! His fourth novel is in paperback or E-book called, Duval Dreams, which takes place in Key West and Cuba. Dan visited Cuba in March of 2017. Dan lives in Tennessee with his wife of forty four years. They have two grown children, and two grandchildren. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, he has been a police officer there, and in Tennessee, where he now makes his home. Dan is an avid hiker and loves to play chess in his spare time. If you want a hard nose discussion in the realm of politics and history, Dan is your man. He is a past a bi-weekly columnist for the local newspaper in his county. He loves trips to the beach, especially Charleston, Hilton Head, Savannah, with Key West being his favorite place to bask.