Whimsey Hill Farm - Log Cabin                 Anne with Star and Figgy  
 
THE RELUCTANT FARMER OF WHIMSEY HILL
 
 
by Brad Smith
 
 

 

 

Lynn and Shakey

 

 

Credit Card

 

 

Jack Russell Pup

 

 

Anne on Annie

 

 

Lynn with Cats

 

 

Charlie

 

 

Lynn on Chugo

 

 

Anne on Skippy

 

 

 

 

About the Authors    
 
Brad Smith    

        Smith's early technical career with the U.S. Navy and the Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. focused on manufacturing technology and computer-aided design. Brad Smith and Kirby The resulting technologies developed by Smith are now widely used in the aircraft, automotive, and heavy equipment industries worldwide. He helped write numerous industry and government publications, and has presented speeches all over the world.
        While his work environment was highly technical, his home life was not. With his family, he built and managed Whimsey Hill Farm. Smith partnered with his wife in a horse show business which included annual sporting events with over 1000 equine competitors. The couple was frequently featured in equestrian-related magazines, newspapers, and local publications. Smith says that the contrast between the farm and technology gave him the best of both worlds.


With        
 
Lynn Raven        

        Lynn Raven was born and raised in the horse country of northern Virginia just outside Washington, D.C. For nearly twenty years, Raven was an entertainment publicist for such companies as Sony Pictures Television, National Geographic Television, Sesame Street Workshop, and others. She also worked on numerous network, syndicated, and cable television projects including National Geographic Specials and Dawsons Creek.
        Moving into the non-profit sector, Smith was the Associate Director of Public Relations at The Paley Center for Media (formerly The Museum of Television & Radio). Meanwhile, Raven has written several feature film screenplays. She was a finalist for the Diane Thomas Screenwriting Award at UCLA and the Houston International Film Festival as well as a semi-finalist in Americas Best Screenwriting Contest and the Chesterfield Writers Film Project. Raven continues to develop her writing credentials by taking professional and non-fiction writing at UCLA, writing clinics, seminars, and events like James River Writers Conference and TEDxRVA. She is a member of Romance Wrirters of America and Sisters in Crime.
        Currently, Raven lives in Central Virginia between Richmond and Charlottesville, three energetic dogs, two lazy cats, three happy chickens, and one tenacious wild raccoon. She is the Food Pantry Manager and Communications Associate at the Goochland Free Clinic & Family Services, which seeks to provide access to health care and basic human services to Goochland residents in need. Smith is now working on a contemporary romance set in the Virginia Hunt Country and a poetry collection on living in the country.

LynnRaven-Writer.com              

 

Nancy Raven Smith        

        Nancy Raven Smith grew up in Virginia where she ran horse sport events. Later in California, she traded her event experience for film work as a production coordinator and enrolled at UCLA to study screenwriting. Her scripts have won numerous awards, but she decided to write one idea as a novel. To her surprise, she discovered a passion for writing mysteries. She joined Sisters in Crime, Romance Writers of America, Women in Film, & Mystery Writers of America. There she experienced a deep camaraderie with the other authors who made her feel welcome. Raven Smith realized that she found her true creative home in writing mysteries/romantic suspense. Her debut novel, Land Sharks – A Swindle in Sumatra, was chosen as an Amazon/Kindle Scout Program Selection Winner.
        Raven Smith is a member or supporter of the ASPCA, Operation Gratitude, The Union Mission-Los Angeles, Actors and Others for Animals, The Gentle Barn, and the Virginia Horse Show Association.

NancyRavenSmith.com              


   
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