S. D. Smith lives with his wife and four kids in West Virginia, because it would be weird to live with someone else’s wife and four kids in West Virginia (or anywhere else, right?).
Despite spending time among the Top 100 Best-Selling authors on Amazon and seeing the audiobook for The Green Ember hit #1 in worldwide sales on Audible, Smith remains unpopular with this guy named Reggie.
Smith is, to give Reggie some credit, an award-losing author. His debut novel was a runner up for both World Magazine and Audible’s Kid’s Book of the Year Awards.
Sam is the author of the middle-grade adventure fantasy novels, The Green Ember, The Black Star of Kingston, Ember Falls: The Green Ember: Book II, The Last Archer: A Green Ember Story, and Ember Rising: The Green Ember Book III.
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S. D. Smith is the best husband Gina Smith has so far had and father to four Smithereens who are still young enough to appreciate what passes for his wit and wisdom. Sam is a West Virginia native, a sometime sojourner in southern Africa and the Caribbean, and current resident of his house.
Sam is an award-losing author, having featured as a runner-up for the West Virginia Fiction Award, World Magazine’s Children’s Book of the Year, and Audible’s Kids Audiobook of the Year. He has also lost every other literary award ever given over the entire course of human history.
Sam is a co-founder of Story Warren, a site for parents and others who love children and want to be “allies in imagination.”
Sam has spoken at conferences and classrooms across the country, occasionally doing what disgraced former experts have called, “a pretty decent job.”
He enjoys soccer, West Virginia sports, reading, eating chocolate chip cookies, getting letters from readers, and spending time with his family.