Pritchett, Farlow, & Smith Publishing was founded in New York City in 2010 by Drew Patrick Smith. The company is run solely by Smith, and as such, the company name is a bit of a misnomer. The other two names are family names.
Smith graduated from Butler University in Indianapolis in 2006, earning a bachelor's degree in English writing and a minor in music. In reality, he has a literature degree with additional creative writing classes on top of it and is four classes shy of a general music degree. (He might finish the music degree one day.)
While at Butler, Smith started his career in teaching composition as a peer tutor at Butler's Writers' Studio. After graduating, he completed a Master of Professional Writing degree at the University of Southern California in 2008. There, he continued teaching writing as a writing consultant at USC's Writing Center and began his publishing career at the Charlotte Gusay Literary Agency. He volunteered as an editor for USC's Southern California Review and was the President of the MPW program's Professional Writers Association.
Since moving to New York City, Smith has done editorial work for Sterling & Ross Publishers, the Crossroad Publishing Company, American Book Publishing, Dr. Joern Meissner's Executive Education, Time Warner Content Solutions, and NYU Press. A working writer, as well, Smith is completing his first novel and gets rejection letters from literary magazines frequently.
PFS Publishing and PFS Presents are Smith's dream, and he loves writing the PFS family of blogs. He currently also teaches for Ivy Tech Community College in their distance learning department and is a member of the the Big Apple Corps and the Grand Street Band, where he plays the oboe.