Haywood Smith
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Haywood Smith

New York Times best-selling author Haywood Smith did not start writing till she was forty. Seven years of learning, writing, and rewriting later, St. Martins Press published the first of six critically acclaimed, best-selling historical novels about "strong women, hunky heroes, accurate history, and upbeat endings."

After a devastating divorce left her financially destitute, she switched to writing humorous Southern women's fiction about Baby Boomer women who help each other through their various trials with creativity, loyalty, and lots of fun, earning Haywood a place on the New York Times best seller list. ("I sent my ex a thank-you note.")

Haywood adored her mother-in-law, who lived across the street for twenty-five years, then moved in at Haywood's invitation after the divorce. In her mother-in-law's memory, Haywood wrote a fun, helpful handbook titled THE TWELVE SACRED TRADITIONS OF MAGNIFICENT MOTHERS-IN-LAW.

Haywood loves to do stand-up comedy about her life (It's been wild.) and waives her speaker's fee for women's charity fundraisers, Red Hat regional meetings, and Friends of the Library groups. Contact her at haywood100@aol.com with EVENT in the subject line for particulars.

She also loves to hear from her fans at haywood100@aol.com and personally answers all her e-mails.

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Best Sellers

    • Ladies of the Lake

    • By: Haywood Smith
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
    • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    As tempers flare and old secrets are revealed, four grown women discover that the past is never truly buried....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dr. Phil and Oprah has a kid.

    • By danpri on 12-02-09

    Regular price: $34.96

    • Waking Up in Dixie

    • A Novel
    • By: Haywood Smith
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    When Elizabeth Mooney escaped the shame of her "white trash" family, she never dreamed that 30 years later she'd end up trapped in a loveless marriage a cruel banker....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Found Another Southern Jewel!!!

    • By Debbie on 12-12-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Red Hat Club Rides Again

    • By: Haywood Smith
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    The Red Hats are back, in rare form. When childhood friend Pru Bonner - black sheep of the group - falls off the wagon so hard it shakes the Red Hats’ world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Southern belles at their hilarious best

    • By lin on 10-13-17

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Twelve Sacred Traditions of Magnificent Mothers-in-Law

    • By: Haywood Smith
    • Narrated by: Erin Novotny
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 10

    A very Southern mother-in-law's humorous advice to mothers-in-law everywhere....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Impossible Narration

    • By L. Barrell on 07-09-13

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch

    • By: Haywood Smith
    • Narrated by: Anne Gartlan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    Southern housewife Linwood Breedlove Scott was happily content in her comfortable 30-year marriage, but when her husband cleans out their bank accounts and runs off with a stripper....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Haywood Smith is royal with this book!

    • By Dave on 12-09-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Wedding Belles

    • By: Haywood Smith
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
    • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    Georgia, Linda, Diane, Teeny, and Pru have been best friends since high school, and never have they needed one another more....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Charming, witty and fun!

    • By DSaunders on 02-06-10

    Regular price: $31.93

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