Doug Smith grew up around lumbering towns, farms
and ranches in Oregon, Idaho, Arizona, and Utah. He served in the US Navy in the Pacific during WW II. Discharged in
1946. 1950 became a pilot flying small planes. His many accomplishments include playing country music professionally, raising
cattle and Registered Quarter horses on his Oregon farm
Mr. Smith found tranquility with horses working on
farms and ranches in Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming. Smith traveled all over the world
and was involved in the construction of a sawmill in Paraguay, South America.
When asked why he became a writer he replied, “I
became inspired to be a writer in my seventies after retiring, when I wanted to write about my Navy and World War II experiences.
I decided to go to a writer’s class and after listening to others who were writing novels, I decided to try my hand
at fiction."Why write western novels? “ My first novel actually
came to me while I was asleep. I have always been a lover of the Old West and a Civil War Buff. I know a lot about the 1800’s
west since my ancestors came west in 1848. Therefore, it seemed the natural thing to do. My mother was a writer. I think the
genes were in me. My grandmother wrote poetry.” My great great grandfather was a writer and politician in the 1800's