https://youtu.be/K0HMD2YFf24 We all can agree that helping boys fall in love with good stories is a noble aim. What is ONE suggestion you have for helping? It can be a book, a habit, a rule, a sneaky scheme—what are you doing that helps engage the young boys you love in reading excellent stories? … [Read more...] about S. D. Smith: Boys Will Only Read Silly Books? No!
Check out the dates so far set for the tour! Sam will be performing an unpublished Green Ember story along with sing-along songs from the beloved series in his Green Ember LIVE events across the country. He'll also be doing author talks and book signings at conferences, books stores, schools, and book festivals from South Carolina to southern California and lots of places in between. If you … [Read more...] about S. D. Smith Announces Nationwide 2020 Book Tour
Dear Friends, I get a lot of credit. I get enthusiastic feedback in heaps. But people credit me with more than I deserve. You want to know what has made this crazy thing go? The Green Ember Series has reached its growing and enthusiastic audience because of you. Compared to a traditional publisher, we’ve spent peanuts on marketing. We’ve simply aimed to remove obstacles. You have been our … [Read more...] about Want to Know the Secret Behind Green Ember’s Phenomenal Success?
Sam's birthday is February 11th and to celebrate we're sharing these bonkers bargains on preorders till that date! All these items will ship the first week of March. Get some! All eight books in paperback (above) and hardcover (below) for the first time, with a major sale! See all the deals here! … [Read more...] about Bonkers Birthday Deals as Ember’s End Shipping Nears!
I grew up playing sports.Where athletes dream of a tryout.For story makers, all we ask,Is to give our tales a chance.You did, and for five years now,You keep giving me your time.You keep giving me an audience,With those you treasure most.We have invited each other in,You and I.I shared with you my stories,Born at home and with my kids.Our adventures became yours,And we exchanged this gift.You … [Read more...] about Thank You for these Five Years
January of 2015 is when The Green Ember officially released. It feels like a thousand years ago and/or yesterday, but it was indeed five human years ago. A part of me still hasn’t been able to process what’s happened. That has to do with the fact that I haven’t really stopped for very long to mull it over (I’ve written seven more books in those five years), and also maybe a kind of … [Read more...] about The Green Ember is Five Years Old
Make believe makes believers. Imagination. A silly, harmless habit of immature kids? I don’t think so. Imagination is seeing what is not obvious. It is seeing what lies beyond the mere visually present. But what if there’s more? More than, “It is what it is?” More than the middle part of the story we’re seeing right now. What if the secular fundamentalist scolds are wrong? What if the stories … [Read more...] about Imagination isn’t a Diversion, it’s the Way
FIRST 1,000 SIGNED! Okay, this is the final deal and it is BONKERS. SAVE $50 when you get these five copies of The Green Ember as gifts for loved ones! These books are five bucks each. Hard to beat that for gifts. Act fast for signed copies! ---> SDSmith.net/DEALS <--- Note About SigningI’m signing the first 1,000 books (not first 1,000 orders). We also will not be able … [Read more...] about SAVE $50 on Incredible Green Ember Gift Deal LIMITED TIME and FIRST 1K SIGNED!