F. Nelson Smith

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F. NELSON SMITH is Bear Hill Publishing's pride and joy! Publishing her debut novel into her 80's, Nelson Smith proves that talent increases with age. Her first novel, No Straight Thing, a historical mystery set in depression-era Alberta, and published April 2018, has already proven to be our best-seller and is still gaining momentum and great reviews. Her second novel Perpetual Check was picked up immediately and will be released on Sept. 24, 2019. We're sure that Nelson Smith will be producing best-sellers for us for many years to come!

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F. Nelson Smith

Florence Nelson Smith, otherwise known as "Flee" was born in Medicine Hat and has been writing most of her life; novels, short stories, and poetry.  She has an accounting designation and a degree in Economics from the University of Alberta. Besides writing, her hobbies include genealogical research and figure skating.  Hard work and fun was rewarded with a Skate Canada Gold test medal in dance.


After a career working in various cities in Alberta and British Columbia, she now resides in Red Deer, Alberta.

Her first full-length novel, No Straight Thing, was picked up by Bear Hill Publishing, a small indie publisher. Her next title has been bought with an option for the third and is already in production. Titled, Perpetual Check, the second book is set for release in the Spring/Summer season of 2019.

F. Nelson Smith is quickly gaining respect in the mystery genre, with No Straight Thing getting a starred review from BlueInk and a feature in their recommended reading list in Booklist Magazine. Her readers enjoy her concise style and colourful, thought-out characters. An adventurous spirit, unique experience, and a dedication to in-depth research shine through Smith's writing and is greatly appreciated by readers. 

She has been married to George Smith for forty years. In between taking care of her husband and immaculate home and garden, entertaining friends and large family consisting of two children, four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren, she still finds time to come up with fascinating and thrilling stories.

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