Thank you for your interest in hosting best-selling author S. D. Smith for an author event, Green Ember LIVE, or conference.

Sam’s stories are resonating with readers around the country and throughout the world. His winsome events are notable for kindness, wit, and accessibility.

S. D. Smith is funny, engaging, and full of wisdom for children and parents. My kids love his books and couldn’t wait to meet him and hear him speak. It was a really special event.”

—Randall Goodgame, Nashville, TN

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Sam enjoys meeting readers, firing imaginations, and encouraging kids to live out a great life story. 

S. D. Smith has the unique ability to combine easy-going humor with a wisdom that is both honest and hopeful. To meet him in person is to get an insight into the courageous optimism at the heart of his stories.”

—Heidi Johnston, Belfast, Northern Ireland

“S. D. Smith understands children and deeply respects them. He is laugh-out-loud funny, and yet he has a way of pinpointing and connecting to the truths in the deepest parts of our hearts, the things that make us human. My children are better for having interacted with him and his work.”

—Jaime Showmaker, Lincolnton, NC

S. D. Smith is a wonderful author who is passionate about kindling imagination. He’s also funny and friendly to kids and adults alike. I am so glad our family had the chance to hear him speak and meet him. We saw and met lots of speakers, but he was the highlight of our conference.”

—Wendy Ng, Cincinnati OH

S. D. Smith is friendly and hilarious, and our kids left his author event more excited than ever to read! The kids absolutely loved meeting one of their favorite authors and the grownups appreciated the winsome way he shared his love of crafting stories.”

—Jessi Brown, Richmond, VA

Whenever I have the opportunity to hear S. D. ‘Sam’ Smith speak, I always come away thinking and smiling. Sam has a unique ability to connect with his audience, whether with children or adults—he is personal, relational, knowledgeable, and engaging. But even more than that, he is motivated—he cannot hide his own enthusiasm for what he has to share. His connection with children is never just an act, but a genuine extension of his own life at home with four children. Sam is that rare combination of being a successful children’s author who also loves and naturally connects with kids, and that will make them want to connect with books and stories. He makes them think and smile.”

—Clay Clarkson, Monument, CO