Susy Smith, an internationally renowned author, has recently unveiled the highly anticipated sequel to her celebrated series, The Asylum Book Series. Published by Babylon Books, her latest work, titled “Ascendant,” delves into the depths of a dystopian world while unearthing profound themes of injustice in a dictatorial regime. With its spellbinding narrative, “Ascendant” beckons to readers who have found solace in the dystopian realms of novels like “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent.” Before we plunge into the intriguing universe of her latest creation, let us illuminate the life and career of Susy Smith herself.
In addition to her impressive literary accomplishments, Susy Smith serves as the curriculum specialist for the Kanza Tribe. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in English, she garnered recognition for her debut novel, “Asylum,” which clinched the top spot in the novel category of the 2020 Writer Con competition. Susy Smith’s passion for the written word is rooted in her aspiration to craft a sanctuary on paper for the characters who inhabit her boundless imagination. Poetry also finds its home in her creative repertoire. Presently, Susy Smith resides in a quaint Oklahoma town, in close proximity to her husband and four grown children.
Susy Smith’s eagerness for writing was kindled at the tender age of 16. Her affinity for the written word was nurtured in the fifth grade when her teacher regaled the class with literary gems such as “Where the Red Fern Grows” and “A Wrinkle in Time.” These formative encounters with literature ignited her passion for reading and set her on a literary pilgrimage, encompassing classics like the “Little House on the Prairie” Series and the “Black Stallion Series.”
Despite her modest self-assessment of her early writing endeavors at 16 as “atrocious,” they planted the seed of her potential as a writer. At 19, she embarked on her maiden voyage into novel writing, subsequently nurturing her craft over the years. Susy Smith identifies as a writer who infuses her work with purpose, striving to provoke introspection by raising thought-provoking questions. This commitment to meaningful storytelling is strikingly evident in her literary offerings, “Asylum” and “Ascendant,” which confront sensitive subjects including sexual assault and human trafficking, thus shining a spotlight on these pressing issues, and catalyzing essential conversations.
“Ascendant,” the second installment in Susy Smith’s “The Asylum Book Series,” published by Babylon Press, perpetuates the gripping narrative. The tale unfolds as we follow the indomitable protagonists, Lacy and Jace, in their valiant struggle to safeguard their love from the clutches of the malevolent U.S. Senator, Thomas Monroe. The stage is set in a post-apocalyptic world, marred by the aftermath of the Big Crash, where Ascendant vividly portrays a society besieged by fear, unrest, martial law, and economic turmoil. Amidst this turbulent backdrop, Lacy and Jace must surmount the relentless machinations of Senator Monroe, who is determined to keep them apart. Will the senator succeed in sundering their bond? How will Lacy and Jace navigate the labyrinthine path back to each other? To unearth the mesmerizing twists and turns of “Ascendant,” secure your copy of this enthralling page-turner.
Released last August, “Ascendant” has already garnered enthusiastic reviews and is available on Amazon. For further insights into Susy Smith’s literary oeuvre, upcoming engagements, and her personal journey, please visit her website. Additionally, you can connect with her on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Bookbub. Explore the literary landscapes she paints with her words and embark on a voyage into the realms of resilience, courage, and thought-provoking storytelling.
You can find Ascendant on Amazon.