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Award-Winning Author

Patty Wain Smith

About the Author​

Multiple award-winning author Patty Wain Smith created the first family violence prevention program at her church, and has worked as a hotline counselor for Parents Anonymous and Citizens Against Spouse Abuse. 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 as well as a lifetime advocate for children.

The author is a member of the Family Justice Center Speakers Bureau. She's appeared on Carolina and Company Live television and WRNN radio. Smith is a longtime South Carolina resident who writes, researches, studies, and reads with her loving dog, Boo, by her feet. In her spare time, she plays piano and guitar, and teaches music. She's a member of the South Carolina Writers Association and the Authors Guild.

2020 Illumination Book Awards Enduring Light Silver Medalist for Christian Thought.

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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