These are good days for giving thanks. I’m grateful for these brothers, Josiah and Andrew, and the way they have had my back while I’ve been facing front. I have almost never felt up to the vulnerability and anxiety associated with being “out front.” You don’t often see them, but they are there. And I can’t do this without them. I’m grateful for you, the readers/fans/friends who encourage me … [Read more...] about Big Things Happening. Big Gratitude to Meet Them!
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I hear this from fans all the time. And I agree. There are so many cool ways to bring great projects to the screen. We are working with some amazing folks who are keen to do that with The Green Ember. Surely, if people are out here making a Peeps movie, we should get The Green Ember franchise kicked off. Am I right? A Peeps movie? Okee-dokee! My personal preference would be to eat … [Read more...] about Surely a Green Ember Movie (and/or Series) Needs to Happen, Right?
S. D. Smith, author of the popular middle-grade series The Green Ember, will feature alongside multiple Emmy-winning actor Tony Hale at Houston Baptist University’s writing conference. The pair will share keynote duties at the creative conference hosted by HBU’s School of Fine Arts. The conference is aimed at serving writers, artists of all kinds, students, and educators. The May 1 event is free … [Read more...] about Author S. D. Smith and Actor Tony Hale to Keynote HBU Conference
This photo shows me right after reading the Author’s Note at the end of The Green Ember Book IV: Ember’s End for the audiobook. I wrote that note in a mall parking lot late at night. We were driving home from a church service and picking up a car we had left in the parking lot to meet up and drive together as a family. I was alone. I had been thinking the whole drive back from church (a … [Read more...] about A Blessing at the Back of the Book
Today is a special day; it marks the one year anniversary since the end began. We’re celebrating with a HUGE GIVEAWAY so read on to find out how to enter! Ember’s End was officially published on April 14th. Fun fact: due to numerous requests, this book released early as a way to serve those looking for hopeful, inspiring stories during a time that required bravery, courage, and hope. "Dark … [Read more...] about Happy Anniversary Ember’s End. The Green Ember Finale’s Book Birthday!
QUESTION: When you read The Green Ember books aloud, do you sing the songs? These girls wrote their own melody! The three sisters from the Philippines are back with another lovely song! “My place beside you, my blood for yours. Till the Green Ember Rises, or the end of the world!” #TheGreenEmber #RabbitsWithSwords #SDSmith … [Read more...] about Green Ember Singing Sisters Are Back, “My Place Beside You…”
Be small in a big world, Little girl. Run free and fast and happy, While you have the strength, And stamina, And the painless ease, Of good knees. Run, With the wide stride of an athlete, Competing with the last joy, A lithe, gliding repeat, Of the same song you just sang, In a new key, With a new beat, A familiar innovation, And a singalong chorus. Enjoy your smallness, Before your head blocks … [Read more...] about Enjoy Your Smallness
Who wants FREE ebooks? In honor of the upcoming ONE YEAR anniversary book birthday for Green Ember IV: Ember's End, we're giving away 4 ebooks and discounting 4 more to 99¢! It starts today... LET A FRIEND KNOW! Here's the breakdown: APRIL 10-14 The Green Ember FREEEmber Falls FREEThe First Fowler 99¢Wreck and Rise 99¢ APRIL 14-17The Last Archer FREEBlack Star FREEEmber … [Read more...] about FREE GREEN EMBER! Kindle FREE + 99¢ Deals April 10-17