I'm so happy to share this news! My friend Joel Clarkson will return to narrate Ember Falls, available to order for only 3 more days on Kickstarter! (Ends June 11.) Here's the release from Story Warren Books. -- Sam -- Story Warren Books today announced that Joel Clarkson will narrate Ember Falls, the highly-anticipated sequel to Best-Selling and Audible’s Children's Audiobook of the Year … [Read more...] about Clarkson Set To Return As Narrator In Highly-Anticipated Audiobook For The Green Ember Sequel (3 DAYS LEFT TO ORDER!)
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Yahoo! We reached 900 backers for our Ember Falls Kickstarter! That is really wonderful. More readers and more opportunity to spread the stories further. Thank you! That means EVERYONE who backed (and will back) the project over the next 5 days will receive an audiobook download card for the best-selling, fan-favorite adventure, The Green Ember! (You can keep, or share it, as you like.) This … [Read more...] about Stretch Goal #1: ACHIEVED! —> Stretch Goal #2: ANNOUNCED!
We are very happy to announce that after 9 days, we have reached our initial goal of $40,000! This means that, no matter what else happens, this Kickstarter has been a big success! 58% of publishing projects on Kickstarter fail, and only 2.6% of publishing projects succeed above the 20K mark. So this is a rare and wonderful experience! And YOU made it happen. We can’t tell you how grateful we … [Read more...] about Base Goal…Achieved!
We are 9 days into this...and over 90% of the way to our base goal in this Kickstarter! Thank you so much. This is exciting! Most exciting of all to me is the new readers we are reaching and that we’re inching closer and closer to getting Ember Falls into your hands! And now, may I present to you a bold sentence wherein I shall refer to myself in the third person? Bringing S. D. Smith To Your … [Read more...] about Getting Super Close To Our Base Goal! AND…Bringing S. D. Smith To Your School/Homeschool Group For An Author Visit Is EASIER Than You Think
(This was my update a couple of days ago, after we passed the halfway mark.) It's so hard sometimes in life, to keep from referencing Bon Jovi. Especially when you are literally halfway there and simultaneously living on a prayer. But I managed to do it, somehow. Thank you so much for your generous support of this project. We believe that, though it is a really big challenge, we can make our … [Read more...] about Halfway There!
Go HERE to ORDER at Kickstarter! Then SHARE with your friends! … [Read more...] about Order Your Copy of The Green Ember Book II: Ember Falls, RIGHT NOW!
I want to tell new stories with an old soul. I want to look forward, to hope and dream, to gaze through the fog to the certain dawn of the true New World. I'm optimistic. In a big way. But I also love looking back. I want to echo. I want my tales to resound with old words, old ways, and old wisdom. I want to make vintage adventure. Stories matter. Fiction shapes our affections like nothing … [Read more...] about What Do I Mean By “A New Story With An Old Soul?”
Dear Friends and Allies, We have a date! A date for what, Sam? A date for The Green Ember Book II: Ember Falls Kickstarter! The Kickstarter will launch on May 16. We are stoked! I hope you are too. One of the many amazing things I’ve experienced in this author adventure is how many of you have started off as readers, but moved on to become friends and allies. My place beside you! Lots of you … [Read more...] about The Green Ember Book II: Ember Falls…Is Coming! Here’s When And How You Can Help