I got to hang out with a bunch of writers last weekend. I enjoyed meeting up with friends and making some new ones. I loved meeting readers and listening to their encouraging words about the books we’ve shared between us. Elizabeth Yates said, “A writer only begins a book, it is the reader who completes it.” She’s right, of course, and it’s always a delight to meet the people who complete my … [Read more...] about Growing Givers Not Poor Unfortunate Victims
Hey Pals, Signed copies are back in stock, for a LIMITED TIME. This is the last chance to get a signed first edition of Prince Lander and the Dragon War, unless you catch me at one of the rare events I’m attending this year. I’m not traveling much this year, but I’m going to be at HopeWords Conference this weekend. It’s a great conference in Bluefield, West Virginia, which is not terribly … [Read more...] about SIGNED FIRST EDITIONS: Last Chance to Get New Green Ember Books Signed
I'm so grateful for the time we had in Houston. We had a wonderful trip! I got to speak in-person again with real people around. That was a hoot. (Although I’m so out of practice that when the students at Trinity Classical were trying to welcome me this morning, I just sat there through the applause like an idiot.) Thanks, Houston Baptist University, for having us. Man, I’m so impressed … [Read more...] about S. D. Smith in Houston
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
A wonderful conference in my "neighborhood" is happening this week, on Friday and Saturday. Here’s the best part. You’re invited. It’s HopeWords and it’ll be online and I have a discount for my friends (like you). It’s 25% off if you use the code EMBER. Andrew Peterson is the keynote this year. He’s great. I know lots of you are fans of his Wingfeather Saga and you should be! There are other … [Read more...] about Andrew Peterson and Me and You–THIS WEEK!
The words from the screen grab and the picture are many years apart. During the time of that post, I was working very hard (battling discouragement constantly) and planting seeds. The picture below is a little evidence of the harvest that God provided later. I’m happy to say that I now make more than minimum wage writing. Seriously, that is a gift. I still can’t spell very well. (Perhpas … [Read more...] about Seeds and Harvest and Minimum Wage Writing
Hello Friends, I wanted to update you on our situation, especially our plans for my book tour. The big tour in celebration of the finale of The Green Ember Series that was supposed to span the next many months began on March 6 and lasted…a week. Our last event was (wisely) cancelled before the third and final day and we scrambled to adjust and get home. We are now home, and are … [Read more...] about S. D. Smith Book Tour Update (Cancellations) and Some Comforting Words
Check out the dates so far set for the tour! Sam will be performing an unpublished Green Ember story along with sing-along songs from the beloved series in his Green Ember LIVE events across the country. He'll also be doing author talks and book signings at conferences, books stores, schools, and book festivals from South Carolina to southern California and lots of places in between. If you … [Read more...] about S. D. Smith Announces Nationwide 2020 Book Tour