All an author asks for is a chance. A chance, and the worshipful adulation of millions and the affirmation of our stubborn fathers and skyrocketing sales and awards and parades and magnificent statues looming before grand institutions named in our honor. We are a modest bunch. When I wrote The Green Ember, I genuinely just wanted a chance. I wanted a try-out, to use sports terminology … [Read more...] about You Held My Heart In Your Hands
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I love being an author. I love that these stories are finding a place in so many homes around the world. I’m honored. It’s astonishing to me that so many precious kids have found adventure and love and light in The Green Ember Series. I LOVE hearing from kids! It’s such an honor to receive these beautiful letters and art and questions and the profoundly encouraging words! I have over a … [Read more...] about A Fan of Letters: Why I May Not Write Your Child Back
Hello, pals! Some very cool things going on. Please check this out... Free Books Best Kindle deals ever for my books! GET SOME! Audiobook Protip Deals Hey, once you have the Kindle versions, add the audiobooks at Amazon for STEEP discounts! Ember Rising Out Today! GIVEAWAYS! It’s release day! To celebrate, and because we are nuts, we’re giving away one BEAUTIFUL hand-thrown mug by … [Read more...] about Free Books, Giveaways of Mug and Much More, and…OH YEAH! The New Green Ember Releases Today!
Ember Rising: The Green Ember Book III is available to order now! New Mended Wood T-shirts in stock. Get your own BRAND NEW Mended Wood T-Shirt NOW. The popular Oath T-shirt will not be restocked after current supplies are sold. … [Read more...] about Ember Rising is available to order! New Mended Wood T-shirts in stock!
Did you know that we regularly giveaway cool things to folks who back S. D. Smith by GIVING HIM 5? We do! ANOTHER beautiful Eefaw Potter mug is going to go to a Gimme 5 friend soon. Have you given Sam 5? Also...another sweet giveaway is coming soon to Sam's Instagram followers soon. Might want to jump on that. Stretch Goal Kickstarter Giveaways Announced! Since we met our … [Read more...] about Green Ember Giveaways Galore: Current Winners and New Giveaways Announced!
With the release of the new Green Ember adventure, Sam is speaking all over the United States this year! There’s still time to get him booked…if you act fast. In fact, if he’s already in the area, then the budget might work better for everyone! (Requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.) NOTE: Sam is only able to do events where he is invited and where hosts (organizations/schools/churches) have a plan … [Read more...] about S. D. Smith Book Tour 2018: Green Ember Author Coming Your Way?
As of writing, ALL FOUR of the available Green Ember audiobooks are in the Audible TOP 50 for Kids! Your kids will love listening to these for hours and hours! Great for trips, bedtimes, and just for fun. It’s easy to add audiobooks on Amazon or Audible. If you have taken advantage of our FREE/cheap eBook deals, then the price will be greatly reduced. A steal! Just go to Amazon and add the … [Read more...] about Bestselling Green Ember Audiobook DEALS!
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