Is S. D. Smith writing another Green Ember book?
When will The Green Ember: Book IV be published?
Thanks for caring so much! We don’t know the date and won’t share details until we do for sure. We understand the eagerness and appreciate the enthusiasm, but Sam is keen to make sure Ember 4 is excellent and plans to take the time needed to make that happen. 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.
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
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?
Here are Sam’s event dates. We are open to adding more Green Ember LIVE events, but for now these events are the only places this story is being shared. (The story isn’t Book 4 in the main series.) 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!
Where is S. D. Smith speaking/signing?
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?
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 consider all such requests, but he is almost always unable to.
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
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.