Bio: S. K. Smith is a native of Montana, a second generation American, and a graduate of Montana State University and the University of Colorado. Her childhood experiences in rural Montana and work in the aerospace industry throughout the west have provided a rich source of material for her novels.
In the late 1960s, America was at a crossroads. It was divided over the war in Vietnam. The counter-culture challenged the World War Two generation. The Cold War held the threat of nuclear destruction. The race to the moon was in full swing. The sleepy cow town of Mineral Valley, Montana was no longer as isolated from the rest of the country as it once was. The culture war of the 1960s touched the family of a thirteen year-old girl, Sam Matijevic, growing up in this small town.
The old boy network finds itself turned upside down in chaos and comedy when the 1980s usher young professional women like Samantha Matijevic into the male-dominated Satellite Test Center. Book 3 of the Samantha Matajevic Chronicles
Oil shortages. Energy crisis. War in the Middle East. Political scandals. Doomsday prophets pointing to Armageddon. Is this today? No, it's the 1970s. Pastor Bill Renfrew comes back to his hometown Colter, Montana fresh from Bible college on a mission to save a holy remnant for God in America. To do things God's way is to do things his way. Tapping into the angst and malaise of the times, this sanctimonious preacher targets the vulnerable and the naive. When Samantha Matijevic turns eighteen and... more info>>