It was yet another great month for fantastic #GreenEmberKidArt! As you know from the official rules, the child's age needed to be posted (every month great ones are ineligible because of this!) and the post needed to be public on either Instagram or Facebook. The art can be of different varieties. You DO NOT need to post it TO the Facebook or Instagram page, only to tag Sam's pages … [Read more...] about #GreenEmberKidArt July Prize Winners Announced!
Hey pals! I loved writing The Last Archer: A Green Ember Story. It was so much fun. It was a quick write, a quick editing process, and a quick cover creation (Zach Franzen, cover artist, and Andrew Mackay, designer/publisher). Everything else in the process was also QUICK. The sand? You guessed it: quicksand. *** I got Zach on the phone and said, "Hey, we need cover art for a new short … [Read more...] about A Fun Behind-the-Scenes Look at The Last Archer: A Green Ember Story
Hey Pals! Would you please Like, Follow, and Click "See First" on My Facebook Author Page? This helps you see our posts and go around Facebook's effort to stifle our organic reach and force us to pay for ads to show you posts you already want to see. It's easy and will just take a minute. It helps us so much! Here's how to do it on mobile: 1) Follow 2) Get Notifications 3) See … [Read more...] about How To (Easily) Help Us Out on Facebook
We had some wonderful artists share their work once again in the month of June and it was great! As you know from the official rules, the child's age needed to be posted (and age is taken into account) and the post needed to be public on either Instagram or Facebook. The art can be be of different varieties. We pick one random winner (from among all eligible entrants) and one we judged … [Read more...] about #GreenEmberKidArt June Prize Winners Announced!
HOW DO WE EXPLAIN WHY The Green Ember Series HAS REACHED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF READERS SO QUICKLY? The Green Ember Series hasn't connected with so many readers because of clever marketing, big-budget advertising, powerful publisher backing, or celebrity endorsements. The reason is simple... Families LOVE it. They review it and share it with friends. Readers are starving for New … [Read more...] about Why Has THE GREEN EMBER SERIES Reached Hundreds of Thousands of Readers So Fast?
I am so excited to be heading to California this month for two weeks of meetings and events! We have some powwows with movie-making types and also some exciting author events. I can't wait to high-five kids, sign books (and posters and shirts and whatever), and get to speak to kids and families about stories and life and light! If you're in California and interested in those events, here … [Read more...] about The Green Ember Goes West: California Leg of The S. D. Smith 2018 Book Tour!
May was our first month of #GreenEmberKidArt prizewinning fun! We had LOTS of amazing artists share their work in the month of May and we loved every bit of it. As you know from the official rules, the child's age needed to be posted (and age is taken into account) and the post needed to be public on either Instagram or Facebook. The art can be be of different varieties. Get yours posted now … [Read more...] about #GreenEmberKidArt May Prize Winners Announced!
Hey Pals! I get some incredible Green Ember fan art in the mail and will occasionally share it online with the hashtag #GreenEmberKidArt. We thought it would be neat to open up and have a little fun inviting parents to share their kids' art for a chance at some cool prizes! I hope you enjoy it! Cheers, Sam **See the cool prizes and simple Official Rules … [Read more...] about Announcing #GreenEmberKidArt Monthly Prizes!