Atlanta native Haywood Smith has returned to Georgia from Boston and now lives near her son, daughter-in-law, two grandsons, and two granddaughters.
Besides writing, she enjoys gardening and attending Blackshear Place Baptist Church in Oakwood, Georgia.
She is an active member of Georgia Romance Writers, and loves speaking (without a speaker's fee) for major women's charity fundraisers and large Red Hat Society gatherings.
Her six successful historical novels, set in England and Scotland, won critical acclaim and many devout fans. But after a difficult divorce, she switched to writing "Hell Hath No Fury" hardback books about women who help each other to get over it and get better when their lives fall apart.
The Red Hat Club was on the New York Times Bestseller List. The Red Hat Club Rides Again debuted at #26 on the New York Times Best Seller list. The paperback edition of Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch appeared on both the USA Today's list and the New York Times Extended Bestseller List.