Dear Friends, I have been asked a certain question hundreds of times. I’ve been asked it in person, in interviews, in emails, in blog and Facebook comments, and in letters from kids. “When is The Green Ember sequel coming out?” This question has served as both an inspiration to me and a force of pressure on me. I spent nearly a decade in a long “rough draft” of The Green Ember, telling my kids … [Read more...] about Ember Falls, The Green Ember Sequel, Is Here!
Hello Again, There's a lot of buzz about the possibility of a movie version of The Green Ember, but there is more to be excited about right now! I’m writing to say that my new book, Ember Falls (The Green Ember Book 2), is available for preorder from Amazon. It will ship September 13th! (Cool people say "drops." Trust me, I heard someone in California who was certifiably cool say this.) You can … [Read more...] about Ember Falls Into Our Hands: The Highly-Anticipated Green Ember Sequel Is Ready To Drop
This is my niece. She brought me $3 and said, "Uncle Sam, I want to back Ember Falls!" A wonderful end to a deeply encouraging 26 days. Speaking of the end... Hooray, hurrah! Thanks to 1,096 backers who pledged $55,508 to help bring this project to life, we’re over the finish line in a victory! This was so special. It’s hard to adequately express how thankful we are for your generosity and … [Read more...] about Kickstarter Success For The Green Ember Book II: Ember Falls! Thank You!
I'm so happy to share this news! My friend Joel Clarkson will return to narrate Ember Falls, available to order for only 3 more days on Kickstarter! (Ends June 11.) Here's the release from Story Warren Books. -- Sam -- Story Warren Books today announced that Joel Clarkson will narrate Ember Falls, the highly-anticipated sequel to Best-Selling and Audible’s Children's Audiobook of the Year … [Read more...] about Clarkson Set To Return As Narrator In Highly-Anticipated Audiobook For The Green Ember Sequel (3 DAYS LEFT TO ORDER!)
Yahoo! We reached 900 backers for our Ember Falls Kickstarter! That is really wonderful. More readers and more opportunity to spread the stories further. Thank you! That means EVERYONE who backed (and will back) the project over the next 5 days will receive an audiobook download card for the best-selling, fan-favorite adventure, The Green Ember! (You can keep, or share it, as you like.) This … [Read more...] about Stretch Goal #1: ACHIEVED! —> Stretch Goal #2: ANNOUNCED!
We are very happy to announce that after 9 days, we have reached our initial goal of $40,000! This means that, no matter what else happens, this Kickstarter has been a big success! 58% of publishing projects on Kickstarter fail, and only 2.6% of publishing projects succeed above the 20K mark. So this is a rare and wonderful experience! And YOU made it happen. We can’t tell you how grateful we … [Read more...] about Base Goal…Achieved!
We are 9 days into this...and over 90% of the way to our base goal in this Kickstarter! Thank you so much. This is exciting! Most exciting of all to me is the new readers we are reaching and that we’re inching closer and closer to getting Ember Falls into your hands! And now, may I present to you a bold sentence wherein I shall refer to myself in the third person? Bringing S. D. Smith To Your … [Read more...] about Getting Super Close To Our Base Goal! AND…Bringing S. D. Smith To Your School/Homeschool Group For An Author Visit Is EASIER Than You Think
(This was my update a couple of days ago, after we passed the halfway mark.) It's so hard sometimes in life, to keep from referencing Bon Jovi. Especially when you are literally halfway there and simultaneously living on a prayer. But I managed to do it, somehow. Thank you so much for your generous support of this project. We believe that, though it is a really big challenge, we can make our … [Read more...] about Halfway There!