In 2018, we released the third book in The Green Ember Series and it was another big hit! It's easy to quickly move past these milestones, so I'm slowing down a bit and putting together some highlights from last year and sharing Sam's journey (both literally and metaphorically). Stop one, the launch of Ember Rising! It was fantastic! --Josiah … [Read more...] about Green Ember Rising: Latest S. D. Smith Book Another Huge Hit
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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?
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
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?
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 below!** ***** ***** … [Read more...] about Announcing #GreenEmberKidArt Monthly Prizes!
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!