Searching for Wisdom Through Life-Altering Hurdles

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Author Alicia M. Smith writes on finding purpose, launches new marketing campaign for ‘Common Stones’

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The path of life, for all of its struggles, is paved with common stones. This is the firm belief of author Alicia M. Smith. In her new book, “Common Stones: A glimpse into several different worlds, in an effort to become more acquainted with our own” (published by Inspiring Voices), Smith joins together a collection of real stories from real people triumphing over life-altering hurdles. The author is embarking on a marketing campaign to expand the book’s reach.

“Millions of people suffer from a tragedy or crisis that makes them feel hopeless and powerless,” says Smith. “My goal, through ‘Common Stones’, is to help these people find the light in the darkness while encouraging them to feel empowered to continue their fight.”

Not merely a collection of short stories, “Common Stones” collects and unifies these true stories with their common thread. Smith’s conclusion is that the cornerstone of these people’s strength, hope and success was their faith in God.

Smith offers inspiration, healing and hope for readers who feel tested, battered and beaten by life. With “Common Stones,” she offers positive affirmation that life does give more than one can handle, which is exactly where faith in God comes into play: He makes up the difference.

“Common Stones”
By Alicia M. Smith
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 224 pages | ISBN 9781462411641
E-Book | 224 pages | ISBN 9781462411634
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Alicia M. Smith grew up in the suburbs of her beloved Detroit, but, in 2008, Nashville captured her heart. She resides there with her husband, Ryan, and ball-crazy Welsh corgi, Bagel. Smith is a writer and special project consultant.

Inspiring Voices, a service of Guideposts, is dedicated to helping authors share their words of hope, faith and inspiration with the world. A strategic publishing partnership with indie book publishing leader, Author Solutions, LLC; Inspiring Voices allows authors to publish inspirational and spiritual books without respect to their specific doctrine, denomination or political point-of-view. Authors published through Inspiring Voices benefit from access to exclusive Guideposts marketing services, with select titles appearing in a special collection at For more information on publishing with Inspiring Voices, log on to or call 866-697-5313.

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