Reading is always more than it seems. What Twila Farmer so beautifully painted here is a vision of what I dream. A child receiving from a parent who is giving, but also receiving. Their imaginations are knit together. They are where they are, but are also off on a daring, shared adventure. The journeys we go on together in books are real. They do not happen in the same sense that an embodied … [Read more...] about Reading Together: A Real, Shared Adventure
Books and Stories
Last year was tough for most of us, and so many continue to struggle through sickness, loss, economic instability, and other divisions and uncertainties. It’s been a painful opportunity for growth, and I’m hopeful about how God will use this chapter in our lives. The story isn’t over.As for us, we had our coast to coast book tour cancelled, which was a bummer because we wanted to see lots of … [Read more...] about 2020, Am I Right? A Brief, Grateful Remembrance
It’s a big day for us as the new book, The Archer’s Cup, is officially releasing. It's officially official, according to the officials who are shilling in their offices. You can get it at bookstores like Amazon and elsewhere, including the excellent audiobook version performed by stage actor Eric Fritzius. Available at Audible and Hoopla and lots of other audiobook retailers! … [Read more...] about Audiobook is Here as New Book is Officially Released!
Available for preorder only at SDSmith.com/store beginning on September 22, 2020. Do you like the cover? Can you or your kids name the characters who are with Jo Shanks? Pop over to Facebook and/or Instagram and tell me. I'm going to pick some folks who get it right to win something! We'll announce winners at our Facebook Live Online Author Event. Get in here. And … [Read more...] about New Green Ember Archer Adventure Announced! Cover Reveal!
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
Kids don’t need cynical so-called “realism.” They know about evil and villains, let them know about heroics. Let them get a taste for hope. Kids need heroic, hopeful stories. … [Read more...] about Heroes Are Old Fashioned And Kids Need Realism?
Click on the retailer to view all of my audiobooks with that provider. RetailerEmber's End AvailableAmazon / AudibleYESAppleYESAudiobooks NowYESAudiobooks NZYESAudiobooks.comYESAudiobookstore.comYESBarnes & Noble / NookYESBookMateBook linkChirpYESDownpourYESHooplaYESKoboYESLibro.FMYESOverdriveYES (but you may have recommend to your library)Scribd, Inc.YESSDSmith.comYESStoryTelYES … [Read more...] about S. D. Smith Audiobooks
????????????????For the next few days, till March 1, all three of these books are FREE and without cost and also 1,000% gratis.???????????????? Hope you enjoy! … [Read more...] about The Black Star of Kingston, The Last Archer, and The Wreck and Rise of Whitson Mariner FREE ON KINDLE
I’m a parent. Our family is intentional about the sort of media we read and watch (the kids and us), and we take that responsibility very seriously. But like so many other areas of discernment, there are ditches on both sides of the road. Many of us, overcorrecting for the (very real) toxicity and vulgarity of so much media, have embraced a “safe for the whole family” approach that is dishonest … [Read more...] about S. D. Smith on Dangerous & Intense Stories for Kids
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I’ve been working hard the last few weeks sharing about the new books, hustling to remove obstacles for families who are keen on these new stories with an old soul. It’s easy to lose the big vision in the hustle and hurry of urgent tasks. But again and again, you guys are reminding me why good stories matter. My friend Heidi says the best stories (anchored in truth, goodness, and beauty) are not … [Read more...] about Author as Ally: S. D. Smith’s Green Ember Notes From the Front
Preorder NOW ONLY AT SDSMITH.NET/STORE! The end is here. Heather and Picket face off for the last time with their tyrannical foes in this final installment of the main Green Ember Series. The Mended Wood flickers dimly in the vision of the rabbits of Natalia, as they battle bravely for their survival and a hopeful future beyond. My place beside you; my blood for yours, till the Green … [Read more...] about Ember’s End: The Green Ember Book IV AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER NOW!