Today I'm super happy to be featured over at my friend Sally Clarkson's blog. (And yes, I'm bragging about being friends with such a cool person.) She very generously asked me to write a post and do a giveaway at her site. As a big fan of Sally's work, and that of her whole family, I'm really grateful. (By the way, have you ordered her new book yet? Get that!) Since Sally's ministry is aimed at … [Read more...] about The Man Who Saved Narnia (And a Giveaway at Sally Clarkson’s)
The Green Ember
This is my regular (from now on) email update. Blast to Smithereens! If you aren't signed up for my newsletter, why don't you correctify that? I would greatly appreciate it! Also, if you can think of a better name than what my brother Will came up with, I'd love to hear it. As Shakespeare once said in an email, "Have a blast, ya'll." --Your friend and mine, Sam Get Blasted to … [Read more...] about Blast to Smithereens!
In case you missed it, I posted a brief summary of our exciting experience with our Kickstarter at Story Warren. It was a look back and a "thank you" to everyone who helped us launch the book. We're so grateful. And Andrew made this awesome photo happen. Also, we shot a short video to say "thank you!" to those who supported us on the launch. It has cute kids singing, so.... If you missed the … [Read more...] about There and Back Again
People have been saying nice things to me. Also, they’ve been giving me money. Both of those things are--and I know this sounds insane--kind of hard to take. Because I’m proud. And scared. I was really reluctant to do the pre-sale for my debut novel on kickstarter. But we decided to do it and, after some great advice (and many cautions) from experienced and wise friends, we forged ahead. I had no … [Read more...] about The Green Ember and an Apologetic Posture
We’re so delighted to announce that Joel Clarkson will be be performing the audiobook for The Green Ember. After a brief update on how this impacts our Kickstarter, I’ll include some background on Joel and his family, how we got to this point, and why we’re excited about him being on board. .......... The audiobook will be available after the Kickstarter is finished at the usual places. … [Read more...] about Great News: Joel Clarkson Will Voice The Green Ember Audiobook and It’s Been Added to the Kickstarter!
This is an update Andrew Mackay just posted. I wanted to share it here as well. You can still get in on the project here. :) ----- ----- ----- Hi Friends, We're excitedly counting down the last days of our Kickstarter project. We've been continually blessed by your encouragement. We’re saving a big announcement for tomorrow, but we have a few updates today. Sam’s wife, Gina Smith, … [Read more...] about Gina’s Heartfelt Post, News About Zach’s Original Art, and Sam Featured in Today’s Newspaper: Update on The Green Ember
There's only one week to go before this pre-sale for The Green Ember, my debut novel, is over. So, if you haven't gotten in on the fun, you should now. Click here for details. … [Read more...] about Get My Debut Novel While It’s Hot: Only One Week Till ‘The Green Ember’ Burns Out