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!
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(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!
S. D. Smith has been all over the country this year on his Book Tour: California, Texas, Colorado, Missouri, Florida, and more! Now, there's one leg of the tour left. Is Sam coming your way? SEE BELOW! (If you'd like to host S. D. Smith, please see here.) September 27 Charlotte, North Carolina Kings Meadow - (Private Event) September 27 Matthews, North Carolina Greyfriars Classical … [Read more...] about S. D. Smith Fall Book Tour! Is Sam Coming Your Way?
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?