Sherwood Smith (born 1951) is a veteran author of fiction for children, juveniles, and adults in the fantasy and science fiction genres. The L. Frank Baum Family Trust chose Smith as a new "Royal Historian" of Oz, to continue the series of Oz novels. She was commissioned to write four new novels; the first two of these, The Emerald Wand of Oz and Trouble Under Oz, were published in 2005 and 2006. The third entitled Sky Pyrates over Oz was stalled until 2014 with the note that it would be the last of a trilogy instead. She is also the writer of various historical fiction.