About Derrick Smythe
Derrick Smythe has been fascinated with all things elvish, dwarfish, and magical since his days of running through the woods with sharpened sticks in defense of whatever fortification he and his brothers had built that summer. After consuming nearly every fantasy book he could find, he was driven to begin work on one of his own. When he isn’t dreaming up new stories, he can be spotted hiking the Adirondack Mountains or traveling the world. He currently resides near his hometown in Upstate New York with his enchanting wife, ethereal daughters, and his faithful-if-neurotic Australian Shepherd, Magnus.
Derrick’s novel, “The Other Magic” (Dec 2019), is the first installment in his epic fantasy series, Passage to Dawn. He is currently writing the next book in the series titled, “The Other Way”, with an expected release by the end of 2021.
*Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Winner (2020)
*Independent Publisher Book Awards, Runner-up (2020)
*National Indie Excellence Awards, Finalist (2020)
*Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards, Finalist (2019)