Xann-shapella Smith studied playwriting and screenwriting at Brigham Young University and has brought her plays to the stage on many occasions. Her love for storytelling has produced scripts that span many genres. In an attempt to broaden her horizons, she began writing novels in 2017. Her first book led to the Rome London trilogy: Block by Block, Sea to See and Hand in Hand. Future books from this series are on her to-do list.
The story behind her most recent book, Will-O’-the-Wisp Point, was taken from an original screenplay. Transforming a screenplay into a book allowed her to delve deeper into the characters and backstory. She entered Will-O'-the-Wisp Point in the 2020 Page Turner Awards and made it to the finalist round before proceeding to the shortlist, where she won a prize for being a top scorer in the ebook category.
Xann resides on a small farm where the tranquility of nature provides the perfect atmosphere for creating stories as far as the expanse of her imagination. Writing is one of the great loves of her life and telling a good story is a passion she’s happy to share with audiences everywhere.
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