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Award-Winning Author

Patty Wain Smith

About the Author​
 

Winner of multiple book awards and creator of the family violence prevention outreach at her ELCA church, Patty Wain Smith worked as a hotline counselor for Citizens Against Spouse Abuse and Parents Anonymous. Smith is a speaker with the Family Justice Center Speakers Bureau. She’s appeared on Carolina and Company Live television and WRNN radio. Her first book, A Letter to a Friend: The Story of Abuse in America, won the 2020 Illumination Book Awards Enduring Light Silver Medal, the 28th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards Honorable Mention, three 2019 International Book Award Finalists, and the 2019 Living Now Book Awards Bronze Medal.

Smith studied psychology and counseling at the University of South Carolina and Webster University, and is a member of the Psi Chi International Honor Society. She's an experienced child development specialist and educational consultant, and a lifetime advocate for children. Her professional memberships include the South Carolina Writers Association and the Authors Guild.


2020 Illumination Book Awards Enduring Light Silver Medalist for
Christian Thought

28th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards Honorable Mention for Inspirational

2019 International Book Awards Finalist
Best New Non-Fiction 
Self-Help: Relationships
Health: Women’s Health

2019 Living Now Book Awards Bronze Medalist for Relationships/Marriage

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