I'm pleased to be joining my pal, Morning Time and Homeschool guru Pam Barnhill, for an online event she has created and is hosting called Green Ember Gala. I'll be doing a Q & A with Pam about Ember's End, but that's just a part of her program for the day. Check it out and reserve your spot now! … [Read more...] about S. D. Smith to Join Pam Barnhill’s Green Ember Gala Online April 2
Save your spot here! So, this is pretty cool. I did an hour-long teaching at Hope*Writers a few months back for their membership community. I love this community and resonate so strongly with their attitude and approach. Hope*Writers membership is a valuable investment for serious writers (of any stage—beginner to published). They have generously offered some of their most popular teachings … [Read more...] about Free (Online) Writing Teaching from S. D. Smith THIS FRIDAY (3.27.20)
We got so many requests to try to get the new book out sooner, and we have been hustling to do just that. In order to serve you better during this difficult time, we have bumped up our release date for Ember's End on Amazon from April 14 to March 31. That covers Kindle, paperback, and hardcover. Audible will follow, but we aren't able to speed that up. We've done all we can on that front. It's … [Read more...] about Ember’s End Coming SOONER: Green Ember Finale Release Date Moved Ahead
On Hoopla, you can enjoy all of my audiobooks for free. If your library is using Hoopla, then all the audiobooks are absolutely free for you to check out (up to 21 days at a time) and there is no wait list. (Ember’s End will be coming there soon.) It’s pretty easy to sign up. Took me about a minute. Would you consider giving it a try? And when you do, please … [Read more...] about Enjoy ALL The Green Ember Audiobooks For Free? Yes, on Hoopla!
Hello Friends, I wanted to update you on our situation, especially our plans for my book tour. The big tour in celebration of the finale of The Green Ember Series that was supposed to span the next many months began on March 6 and lasted…a week. Our last event was (wisely) cancelled before the third and final day and we scrambled to adjust and get home. We are now home, and are … [Read more...] about S. D. Smith Book Tour Update (Cancellations) and Some Comforting Words
https://youtu.be/9Nj-UhhalGA I’m a parent. Our family is intentional about the sort of media we read and watch (the kids and us), and we take that responsibility very seriously. But like so many other areas of discernment, there are ditches on both sides of the road. Many of us, overcorrecting for the (very real) toxicity and vulgarity of so much media, have embraced a “safe for the whole … [Read more...] about S. D. Smith on Dangerous & Intense Stories for Kids
https://youtu.be/_TzfBRV8ZvE 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