Will you continue shipping orders from sdsmith.net/store?
For now, we plan to slow shipping significantly (to around once per week). We aren’t certain how long this will be, but we hope (along with everyone else) to be back shipping orders daily in the near future.
We are all trying to do our best to flatten the curve and protect the vulnerable and those on the front lines who are fighting for us all. We are convinced stories of bravery, stories to make us brave, are essential in our lives—especially now. Our audiobooks and eBooks are still for sale and Amazon is still shipping as well (although books may be significantly delayed there as well).
If you aren’t comfortable with a delay, please put off ordering from us. If you need to cancel, please email us (email@example.com) with your order number.
What’s the latest on S. D. Smith’s Tour and Cancellations?
For now, all events are either cancelled, postponed, or will be otherwise reevaluated at a later date. Stay safe! See this early update.
Is it true I can get a FREE audiobook version of The Green Ember? How?
Yes! Boom. Here you go!
Yes! Boom. Here you go!
Can you move up the date the audiobook for Ember’s End: The Green Ember Book IV is available?
Here are all the places we know it’s available! We don’t know for certain when it will be available at each retailer, but we are trying to make it available everywhere sooner than we had planned (official Amazon release date was originally planned for April 14—we moved up to March 31).
Can I order Ember’s End: The Green Ember Book IV?
I have questions about my order:
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is Ember’s End the last of the main Green Ember Series?
Yes. It concludes what began with The Green Ember, and continued with Ember Falls, and Ember Rising.
Is The First Fowler a sequel to The Last Archer?
Yes. Jo Shanks’ adventures continue and The First Fowler is available now!
Do you have a sizing chart for T-shirts?
Yes! Right here: https://sdsmith.net/mended-wood-t-shirt-sizing-charts/
What’s the best way to stay informed about S. D. Smith’s new books, events, and news?
The BEST/ONLY way to be sure you get the latest news on S. D. Smith/Green Ember books/movies/plays/hot dog stands is to sign up for his newsletter (AND OPEN AND READ IT 🙂
What is the best order in which to read the books?
Sam recommends publication order:
- The Green Ember
- The Black Star of Kingston
- Ember Falls
- The Last Archer: A Green Ember Story
- Ember Rising
- The Wreck and Rise of Whitson Mariner
- The First Fowler
- Ember’s End
What’s the ideal age for kids to read The Green Ember Series?
Parents, of course, must decide if the books are appropriate for kids with special sensitivities. For read-alouds, many families have found a wide age of kids (even as young as four and as old as older teens) can stay engaged. For independent reading, the sweet spot might begin around seven or eight, and go into the teens, depending on the child. Parents are always advised to read the book first if you are concerned.
I want to see the Green Ember LIVE! Will you stream the event, publish the new, unreleased story Sam is reading, or bring it to my town?
NOTE: Tour is currently on hold. Waiting to see if later dates need to be rescheduled or delayed. For now, these events are the only places this story is being shared. We wish we could bring Sam everywhere he gets requests, but it takes an organized event with some planning and investment to take Sam away from what all his readers want him to be doing: writing more books!
Who do I contact about setting up an Author Event, or having S. D. Smith speak at my event/conference? (I have a budget and a plan.)
Will S. D. Smith release a new Tales of Old Natalia book (a follow-up to Black Star)?
Does S. D. Smith Provide Autographed Books By Mail?
Unfortunately, we aren’t able to.
Will S. D. Smith Correspond With Me/My Child?
See this. You can write to S. D. Smith at…
PO Box 2267
Will S. D. Smith Read/Review My Book/Mentor Me/Provide Writing Advice By Email/Promote My Book?
Sam would love to be able to engage all such requests, but he is almost always unable.
What size is the new mug and will there be more available in the future?
OUNCES: 14 HEIGHT: 4.25
We don’t have any currently for sale in the store but may offer them again in the future!
www.sdsmith.net/mugs for more info on the mug!
Do you sell those beautiful Green Ember Mugs made by Eddy Efaw?
I hope so! We have distributors in Canada, Australia, and South Africa. Otherwise, you will need to ship to a U.S.A. address. We are open to expanding our international distribution, but can’t handle shipping abroad at this time.
Australia: The Wandering Bookseller
Canada: Classical Education Books
South Africa: The Book Connection
I’m doing a report on S. D. Smith. How can I get more info?
We wish we could answer questions for each person individually, but maybe this will help…
Name: Samuel D. Smith
Goes By: Sam, Daddy
Family Born Into: Two Parents, Three Brothers, and One Sister (Sam is the middle child.)
Present Family: One Wife, Four Kids (Two Boys, Two Girls)
Born: Huntington, West Virginia on February 11, 1977
Raised: In West Virginia…and Ohio (USA), KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng (South Africa), briefly Puerto Rico and Zimbabwe
Lives: Grandview, West Virginia
Books Loved As A Child: (Read to) The Chronicles of Narnia, The Boxcar Children, Lassie, Little Women
Sports Played As Child: Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball, Football, Cricket, Rugby, etc.
Favorite Foods: Tacos (mild!), Chicken or Turkey Pot Pie (no peas!), Fried Chicken, Chicken Tenders, Broccoli Casserole, Good Sandwiches, Hamburgers, etc.
Favorite Fast Food: Chic-fil-A (are there others?)
Favorite Fruit: Bananas, Apples
Favorite Veggies: Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower
Favorite Treat: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Favorite Teams: West Virginia (anything college), Liverpool FC, USWNT
Hand To Be Used Most If Right Hand Is Ever Cut Off (Jedi Situation): Left
Favorite Color: Green (especially forest green)
Favorite Places Visited Abroad: Durban, Paris, Rio, Zimbabwe, UK
Politics: A Little Left of King Arthur (not original with me)
Hobbies: Reading, Playing With His Children, Walks, Soccer, Campfires and S’mores
Favorite Authors: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, P. G. Wodehouse, Patrick O’Brian, G. K. Chesterton, Wendell Berry, Jane Austen, Jerome K. Jerome, Clair S. Smith (SDS’s Grandfather, a poet), N. D. Wilson, etc.