F59LB3nk_400x400Follow the link for a news segment I was a part of on the the Kirkwood City hall shooting that happened 11 years ago this week.



Todd Allen Smith has been shot twice in his life.

The first shooting took place during a robbery in Delaware in 1997. The second time was during the Kirkwood City Council shooting in 2008, where six people were killed, while he was working as a reporter.


Author Panelist For SLPA

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I will be an author panelist for the St. Louis Publishers Association: Author Successes and Failures program on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in The Argus Room at the Richmond Heights Community Center at 8001 Dale Ave., St. Louis, MO, 63117.

The event is free for members and $10 for non-members guests. Guest fee will be applied to membership if you decide to join at that meeting.  Click HERE for more information.

Fall Book Signings



Friday, Nov. 30

Book signing from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, at Henry’s Coffee Shop, 11 E. 8th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.

The signing is part of Final Friday’s in Lawrence, a fun time to checkout the art scene in Lawrence!


Saturday, Dec. 1

Book signing from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Reader’s World, 503 N Maguire St, Warrensburg, MO.

If you live in the Kansas City or Central Missouri Area this is your chance to get a book signed by me!

IMG_6823.jpgSunday, Dec. 2

Book signing from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, at Prospero’s Books, 1800 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111.

Take the time to checkout this awesome bookstore for your book treasures!


lsSigned copies of “Murder, Romance, and Two Shootings” now available at Quimby’s Bookstore in Chicago!

Since 1991, Quimby’s Bookstore has specialized “…in the importation, distribution, and sale of unusual publications , aberrant periodicals, saucy comic booklets and assorted fancies as well as a comprehensive miscellany of the latest independent ‘zines’ that all the kids have been talking about.”

So reads the hand-painted sign when you walk in the door.

novel-neighbor-slide-abdde7883dSATURDAY, AUGUST 25

I will give a short talk on my book and sign copies from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd, Webster Groves, MO 63119.

Take time to checkout this awesome bookstore in Suburban St. Louis!

WROTE-280x72Todd Allen Smith joins us to discuss his memoir Murder, Romance, and Two Shootings where he recounts being shot twice and the death of a close friend in a gay bashing. He also shares his expertise on the rising gun violence and the dangers of violence against the LGBTQ community in the US.

Click HERE to hear the podcast