About the Author

Connie Smith grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Marketing and has spent most of her career in Nashville in the healthcare and publishing industries. After resigning from her executive role in 2009 to pursue a business venture that did not unfold as she had hoped, she suddenly found herself in a desolate place. In part, this began a quest to connect with God in a deeper way and, ultimately, to find her purpose. Little did she know the journey itself would produce the elements for a project she would later discover to be her sought-after passion. Never Lose Heart was born out of this journey and marked her debut as an inspirational writer. Two years later, she published Grounded in His Love followed by Lifted by YouAlong with her love for writing, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, leading Bible study discussion groups at her home, cooking and entertaining, hiking, art, nature, and being outdoors.