Prefer to watch? Check out the video version, complete with outtakes. Howdy Partners, I LOVE seeing the videos and pictures of kids getting Prince Lander and the Dragon War! It’s awesome to see your family holding in your hands what my family touched just the other day when we signed and prepped the books. I hope you enjoy this tenth Green Ember adventure. I’m so grateful for your help in … [Read more...] about Prince Lander LANDS | From Our Hands to Yours
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GOAL! Make The Black Star of Kingston an Amazon Hit on Kindle. In order to….Raise its visibility for readers on Amazon. In order to…Introduce lots of people to the Old Natalia trilogy and, thus, the new book! HOW? Easy… You spend 99 cents and grab it on Kindle.You rank it five stars.Let me know you're at mission accomplished stage in the comments for a chance to win one of TEN … [Read more...] about Operation Black Star Rising: Uncle Sam Needs YOU!
Happy Birthday Ember Rising! We’re celebrating with a GIVEAWAY so read on! “The seed of the new world smolders,” he cried. “But a fire comes first. Bear the flame!” A harrowing adventure inside enemy territory. Heather and Picket are plunged into the darkness of Morbin's shadow, fighting to bear the flame of the cause and light the way for rabbitkind's upright insurrection. Hope for a … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday Ember Rising!
I’m never sure what to say when world events are so intense and the words of an ordinary children’s author from West Virginia on social media feel so unnecessary. “Stay in your lane,” I tell myself. And that’s good advice. We probably need far fewer experts on the “out there” and more people living faithfully “right here.” The world very rarely needs “my take.” The last several years of seemingly … [Read more...] about Stay In Your Lane During Wartime: It’s a Long and Winding Road to Your True Calling
Hello, Friends! We have had an incredible response to the new book. Thank you for that! And thanks for your encouraging responses to the essay I shared about why my books are sometimes flagged by zealous critics as being too intense—why they aren’t safe, but are good. The overwhelmingly positive reaction has been a reminder to me of why I love serving you. We are always all about inviting … [Read more...] about FREE Oath Printable, Host The Green Ember Book Club or Party, and Anne’s New Review
“Parents beware!” One of my critics on Amazon warns parents of the intensity of my Green Ember kids stories. She’s not altogether wrong, and I am kind of sympathetic. My stories are dangerous. But I think she mistakes me for an enemy, when I’m an ally—an ardent one. I think writing violent and foul stories for edginess—to push boundaries for the sake of rebellious relish—is not only morally … [Read more...] about MY BLOOD FOR YOURS: Why My Kids Books Are Not Safe, But They Are Good—And Intentionally Dangerous
I’m officially 45. Here are four or five things I love and am grateful for. Just things, not all of them are the most important stuff. Relax, my dudes. Just some things, man. I love pickles and olives, but not together. But I love that mixed olive mashup at some restaurants for spreading on the pre-meal bread. I love soccer. And let Uncle Sam help you out, here. It’s just … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday, S. D. Smith
Well, here we are, friends. The TENTH Green Ember book is here. I can’t believe it! It’s a privilege to share Prince Lander and the Dragon War with you. Order now! This book is another long one, longer even than The Archer’s Cup. It’s also a high-stakes adventure with danger and battle. It has lots of laughs with some fun new characters, but it’s serious and intense in spots. Prince Lander … [Read more...] about The TENTH Green Ember Book is Here! Order Yours Now!