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?
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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!
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
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!