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Welcome to the official website of S.M. Wright, author of The Heritage Lost Series and The Augur’s Rose Series. A fan of speculative fiction? You’re in the right place!

A purveyor of far-flung tales, I enjoy transporting readers to distant worlds and fantastical settings, which just might hold a touch of magic.


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A Heritage Verse Story

Lt. Katya Cassius and her team rush to break the Serva syndicate’s trafficking operations to rescue children who have fallen into Serva’s grasp. In the midst of chasing phantoms, Katya finds herself caring for a young girl who’s been sneaking onto her base. The promise she makes her will forever shape their lives.

This Heritage Verse story takes place prior to Heritage Lost chronologically.

The Heritage Lost Series: Book One

One simple rescue mission. That’s all it takes to land Katya and her two-person crew in the midst of a cover-up with the discovery of the Magistrate warship Aletheia‘s slaughtered crew — save for one survivor, an Oneiroi toddler. Despite the species’ reputation as the Magistrate’s mind-destroying enforcers, Katya rescues him. This act of mercy only ends with her own comrades in arms turning their weapons on her ship.

The Augur’s Rose Series #1

Don’t mess with the dead. Pure common sense. Necromancy gets messy — yet when pitted against Berit Gyllen . . . something or other . . . Svein is the only one wallowing in the filth when his artifact retrieval mission for the Mothers goes sideways. Perhaps he should have listened when that blasted bird told him to run.


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Projects Underway


Descent”

Entering 2nd half of initial edits. Part I in hands of Alpha Readers

“Oneiroi”

Outlining stage/Ready to begin writing

“Mina”

Outlining stage/Ready to begin writing

“Augur’s Rose 2”

Halfway written

Coming Soon

Book II of The Heritage Lost Series, Descent, will be landing in 2021. At this time, I’m anticipating a late-summer, early-fall release. Some life changes slowed revision progress.

I can’t wait to share more about this novel, which is expanding the Heritage Verse while opening new challenges for Katya, Mina, and Sotiris. Decisions made against a wall are seldom well-made.

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The Joys Of Audiobooks

Three months into 2021, and so far, I have six read books under my belt. Juggling two jobs and edits, I’m amazed with this progress toward my twenty book goal on Goodreads, though I’m aware of the irony. When I only had one job, I was lucky to even read ten books in a year.

Website updates, writing progress, and more

The website has received a complete overhaul along with an official domain name, smwrightauthor.com. Visitors will now be greeted by a static homepage featuring my most recent releases, updates on works in progress, and other news.