Mark Haskell Smith is the author of the novels Moist (Grove Press), Delicious (Atlantic Monthly Press), Salty (Grove/Atlantic Black Cat) which was a Book Sense Notable Book in 2007, and Baked (Grove/Atlantic Black Cat).

Currently he is writing the non-fiction book Heart of Dankness: Underground Botanists, Outlaw Farmers and the Race to the Cannabis Cup for Broadway Books.

He is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the University of California Riverside Palm Desert MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts program.