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?
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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
Hope you'll come along for the journey as we launch Ember Rising: The Green Ember Book III into the world! … [Read more...] about Sam (S. D.) and Gina Smith Announce Launch Dates for Ember Rising: The Green Ember Book III!
At Amazon (and Audible), you can get the best pricing ever for all three books! You DO NOT have to be an Audible member to get this deal. Each book is only $3.95 (or less). Grab them here! Click on the images or follow these links: The Green Ember Audiobook: http://amzn.to/2ttKsZN Ember Falls Audiobook: http://amzn.to/2utXKW6 The Black Star of Kingston … [Read more...] about Limited Time Deal! Get All 3 of S.D. Smith’s #TheGreenEmber Series Audiobooks for Less
To my astonishment and delight, we continue to see an (apparently) undiminished enthusiasm for The Green Ember Series. In fact, a while back we sprinted past the 100,000 books sold mark. That feels special to me. We usually don’t talk about numbers, but this might give you a little bit of an idea of what we are seeing. (According to industry veteran Steve Laube, the average book from a major … [Read more...] about 100,000 Readers For My Heart To Find
I had the great privilege of joining the crew at The Center for Lit in this fun interview. If you enjoy my books and want to know more about my heart for kids and approach to the vocation of storyteller, this is a really good place to hear more. I really enjoyed this interview. It was one of my favorites. (Here are some others, if you're interested.) I have appreciated their Bibliophiles pod … [Read more...] about S. D. Smith on New Stories with an Old Soul, Storytelling in an Age of Rebellion, Some Jokes, and One Sick Burn
I want to tell new stories with an old soul. I want to look forward, to hope and dream, to gaze through the fog to the certain dawn of the true New World. I'm optimistic. In a big way. But I also love looking back. I want to echo. I want my tales to resound with old words, old ways, and old wisdom. I want to make vintage adventure. Stories matter. Fiction shapes our affections like nothing … [Read more...] about What Do I Mean By “A New Story With An Old Soul?”
N. D. Wilson is the Master of American Magic. There is no other middle-grade author who writes such powerful fantasy with an American accent. And I don’t mean Wilson’s own accent, though he does go in for hard Rs. I mean the stories themselves. They are the kinds of tales you can’t imagine being narrated by one of our cousins from across the pond. How many fantasy stories do you know like that? … [Read more...] about Outlaws of Time: N. D. Wilson, Master of American Magic