We are 9 days into this...and over 90% of the way to our base goal in this Kickstarter! Thank you so much. This is exciting! Most exciting of all to me is the new readers we are reaching and that we’re inching closer and closer to getting Ember Falls into your hands! And now, may I present to you a bold sentence wherein I shall refer to myself in the third person? Bringing S. D. Smith To Your … [Read more...] about Getting Super Close To Our Base Goal! AND…Bringing S. D. Smith To Your School/Homeschool Group For An Author Visit Is EASIER Than You Think
The Green Ember
(This was my update a couple of days ago, after we passed the halfway mark.) It's so hard sometimes in life, to keep from referencing Bon Jovi. Especially when you are literally halfway there and simultaneously living on a prayer. But I managed to do it, somehow. Thank you so much for your generous support of this project. We believe that, though it is a really big challenge, we can make our … [Read more...] about Halfway There!
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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?”
Dear Friends and Allies, We have a date! A date for what, Sam? A date for The Green Ember Book II: Ember Falls Kickstarter! The Kickstarter will launch on May 16. We are stoked! I hope you are too. One of the many amazing things I’ve experienced in this author adventure is how many of you have started off as readers, but moved on to become friends and allies. My place beside you! Lots of you … [Read more...] about The Green Ember Book II: Ember Falls…Is Coming! Here’s When And How You Can Help
Note: I usually don't post my newsletters in their entirety, but I'm making an exception this month because reasons. Reasons like the new title and cover announcement! Hello and How Are You? I’m fine. I’m fine as a frog hare, which is a rare breed of rabbit from the inky marshes of Toadopolis. Frog hares, as I’m sure you know, are famous for their positivity and remarkable sense of … [Read more...] about Announcing The Green Ember Book II: The Sequel Has A Name And Cover
UPDATE: This offer is now finished. Hello Friends! Cool news. Will you help me out by sharing it? The Green Ember is 99 cents on Kindle today. And Black Star is Free. We will select someone we see sharing this out on the inter webs as a winner and send them something cool. #Winning #WhinnieThePooh #NotWinningThePoo Here's an image you can share with THIS … [Read more...] about Two Books For 99 Cents!
Below is a roundup of some recent reviews from around the web. Reviews are so important for authors. I recently had a couple of one and two star reviews on Amazon. No big deal--not an emergency--but the positive reviews do help. If you enjoyed either book and haven't left a review on Amazon, please consider doing it now for The Green Ember, and/or The Black Star of Kingston. It takes only a few … [Read more...] about This Is One Star, What’s Your Emergency: Some Recent Reviews of The Green Ember and Black Star