Leanne W. Smith
Leanne W. Smith is the author of Leaving Independence, an inspirational historical fiction novel released by Waterfall Press in June 2016. She’s also a professor of management for Lipscomb University’s College of Business in Nashville, TN.
While Leanne is passionate about teaching college students and has been recognized with several teaching and service awards, writing has always been her first career love. As a college student she wrote for her university’s student paper and served as the religion editor. And when her daughters were young she wrote a family humor column called “My Two Cents” for two Middle Tennessee weeklies.
Leanne has a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication (Lipscomb), a Master of Science in Mass Communication (MTSU), and a Master of Business Administration in Leadership (Lipscomb).