I got another email. Another letter. Another Facebook message. I heard it from another beautiful family who waited in line to get their books signed. I hear it all the time. "We are a military family. We love your stories because..." I'm from a military family. My dad (right) is a combat veteran, as was my grandfather (below). My mom (right) waited at home, pregnant with my oldest brother, while … [Read more...] about Why Does The Green Ember Series Resonate So Strongly With Military Families?
(Check out the official rules, if you're not sure how this works.) Our Best #GreenEmberKidArt of the Month Winner! . drumroll..... . . . . Congrats, Madelyn (age twelve)! This is unique and amazing! And now... Our Randomly Selected Kid Artist Winner! By Paloma, age ten! Congrats! Well done! Congrats to the winners! This was fun! Don't lose heart … [Read more...] about #GreenEmberKidArt OCTOBER Prize Winners Announced!
This lovely long sleeved version of the popular "oath" Green Ember shirt will only be available to order for a few more days. October only! When October is Oct-over, this shirt be unavailable once more. I LOVE this shirt. And hundreds of you do too! We get asked why we don't carry this design year-round. I wish we could. But we are a small operation and carrying two shirt designs in all the … [Read more...] about Last Chance to Snag Beloved Green Ember “My Place Beside You…” Shirts
I apologize for the late announcement for Septembers winners. We were on the road and announcing a new book! (Check out the official rules, if you're not sure how this works.) Our Best #GreenEmberKidArt of the Month Winner! . drumroll..... . . . . This was from an eight year old! Well done! Congrats, "S" from North Carolina! And now... Our Randomly Selected Kid … [Read more...] about #GreenEmberKidArt SEPTEMBER Prize Winners Announced!
This was so much fun! Sarah and I did live podcast events all over the country this year to support our new books. Sarah has taken some of the audio and released it today on her mega-hit (echo: mega-hit-mega-hit-mega-hit!) RAR pod. Check this out. It's a certifiable hoot. Also, consider rating and reviewing the RAR pod. Sarah has been a tremendous advocate and dear friend. Gina and I love her! … [Read more...] about LIVE with S. D. Smith and Sarah Mackenzie!
FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY: Long sleeved versions of the old oath design are available to preorder ONLY IN OCTOBER and will ship when the new book is ready. We get lots of requests/questions about this shirt design and we wish we had the capacity to carry both shirts all the time. But, we are very happy to bring back this classic in a new long sleeve in time for Christmas. You can get just the shirt, … [Read more...] about Original #RabbitsWithSwords Oath Design T-Shirt AVAILABLE FOR LIMITED RUN
Great news! My newest book, The Wreck and Rise of Whitson Mariner, is available to pre-order now! This thrilling follow-up to The Black Star of Kingston is another swashbuckling adventure featuring our intrepid #RabbitsWithSwords. Set sail for high adventure in Tales of Old Natalia 2! … [Read more...] about New S. D. Smith Book Available for Pre-order NOW!
(Check out the official rules, if you're not sure how this works.) Our Best #GreenEmberKidArt of the Month Winner! . drumroll..... . . . . This was from a 7 year old! Well done! And now... Our Randomly Selected Kid Artist Winner! By Tilley, age 5! Congrats to the winners! This was fun! Don't lose heart if you missed out this month. Try again! Remember, all … [Read more...] about #GreenEmberKidArt August Prize Winners Announced!