Why would a best-selling children's author ask for prayer? "When you try to do something hard, or something that brings some light, there is some pushback from the darkness." --S. D. Smith See Sam discuss the first of the five things he asks readers who have his back to do. This is #1 of the Gimme 5. See all 5 here and back Sam's work of sharing imaginative, life-changing stories … [Read more...] about A Pushback from the Darkness
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Hey Pals, I'm honored to be speaking at the Great Homeschool Conventions in 2018 once again! And this year we're having an exciting event on the first night at all five conventions. My forthcoming book, Ember Rising: The Green Ember Book III, will be available at a special release event featuring my pal Sarah Mackenzie (of Real-Aloud Revival fame). I can't wait for that. And, as always, we'll … [Read more...] about Sarah Mackenzie & S. D. Smith: Book Launch Live Events
Over the past few years, kids have been dressing up as characters from The Green Ember Series for Halloween and other parties and book clubs. We LOVE seeing those pictures shared! From now till November 6, 2017, you can enter by sharing pictures of the cute, costumed kiddos on "social" "media" and tagging "S. D. Smith" there. Tags: Facebook, … [Read more...] about Dress Up As A Green Ember Series Character, Win A Fantastic Prize!
Today we're delighted to share the news that we are going on an adventure. After a lot of prayer, thought, and planning, we decided that I would leave my steady job of ten years to pursue the vocation of an author full-time! This is a big deal. I'm very excited about it. And we couldn't do it without you. This has always been about my family and your family. We are allies. Our friends are … [Read more...] about S. D. Smith Is Going On An Adventure
These best-selling books are reaching all over the world! Beyond ebooks and audiobooks, which are easy for anyone, anywhere, to buy, we have reliable reports of The Green Ember Series being enjoyed in physical form on ALL SEVEN CONTINENTS. Yes, even Antarctica. A friend of ours shared that she donated the series to a library in Antarctica, where about 1,000 researchers work. … [Read more...] about The Green Ember is Spreading Worldwide! (Canada and Australia Now Stocking The Green Ember…UK Next?)
It was almost three years ago when we first shared the idea of The Green Ember with the world. It has been an incredible journey ever since and I have been overwhelmed by the thousands of families who have welcomed Heather and Picket into their homes. That's you! Thank you so much. I told these stories to my children when they were very young. We watched rabbits hopping around our yard as the … [Read more...] about The Green Ember Beginnings
S. D. Smith is adding conferences and events to his schedule and is also available for Author Visits at your school, bookstore, or homeschool groups. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. … [Read more...] about Want S. D. Smith to come for an Author Visit or to your conference or event?
This is the question I get asked all the time, in person, and via email and the post. I get a LOT of mail like the letter below. I CAN'T have kids exploding over this! Seems like it would tarnish my reputation and disappoint my mother. NOT okay with that. So, I am very happy to say that I am working on The Green Ember: Book 3! I am really enjoying writing this book! It's been a blast. … [Read more...] about The Green Ember Book 3 (Is S. D. Smith Working On Another Book in The Green Ember Series?)