My novel, Among the Branded, will be published on May 2, 2017, and available in ebook and paperback through Amazon. The paperback is also available online at Barnes & Noble and your favorite Indie bookstore.

Special note for libraries: Among the Branded is available in paperback through Ingram (ISBN: 978-0998617114).

AmongTheBrandedCoverLindaSmolkinJPEGA letter from France, discovered 70 years later, connects a WWII survivor and an art director with a conscience. 

While attending Valor of the ’40s, art director Stephanie Britain stumbles upon a flea market selling letters from the war. She buys a handful, hoping they’ll inspire the redesign for her client’s website at her branding and design firm. She’s drawn by the lost art of penmanship, but soon discovers a hidden treasure nestled inside declarations of love from homesick soldiers. Stephanie enlists a coworker to translate one and realizes it’s not a love letter after all. When a shocking discovery causes Stephanie to question her principles and dedication to her firm’s business, she’s forced to make a difficult decision—one that could give her peace of mind, yet ruin her career in the process.

Contemporary fiction with a touch of suspense, Among the Branded explores family life, an unexpected friendship, and moral conflicts that make us wonder what’s more important: our livelihood or our beliefs.

(My second novel, tentatively titled The Arrival of Elsa, will be published in March 2018.)