Fred Smith

For fans of:Elmore Leonard, Adam Johnson, David Eggars, Rainbow Rowell

A graduate of the University of Florida, Fred Smith is an author, filmmaker and product of the Florida Public Education System. His first book Invisible Innocence: my story as a homeless youth is a nonfictional account of Maria Fabian, a former homeless youth who spent two months of her senior year living alone in an abandoned apartment with no electricity or running water. His films The Kids in the Shadows and The Invisible Youth of America have been instrumental in combatting the issue of homeless youth in his hometown of Tampa, Florida and beyond. Learn more about Fred and his stories at