After a twenty-five year career in journalism, public relations and communications, Frances Smith began writing books to share her husband Mark Smith’s astounding testimony of faith and service to the Lord. With Mark, she has co-authored the memoirs Cleft of the Rock and Thorn in the Flesh. She penned the third book in the series, Lamp to My Feet, after Mark took his own life following 37 years of chronic back pain. Frances lives in her native South Carolina. She’s the mother of three grown children and loving stepmother to Mark’s two grown children.