I am R L Smith, a Melbourne based writer and poet. I have recently completed my first mystery/thriller manuscript. I set up this website to track and share my writing escapades. Thanks for dropping by to find out about me and my writing.

You can check out some of my short stories and poetry, or follow my blog via this site. I post on my blog once a week on Friday. The blog contains reviews of books, theatre, art, as well as occasional musings about writing, my food garden (another passion) and the occasional random rant. I’ll make sure I let you know via the blog when I finish my crime fiction novel. You can subscribe via the link at the bottom of this page.

All the photographs on this site are my own. You can see more photographs by following me on Instagram.

Image: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart