Five years ago. We were just getting started. Nine books (and audiobooks) now and it still feels early. I’m so grateful for all the love and support we’ve had, and especially for the small team of pals who have partnered with me to share these stories with you. I especially want to single out for particular gratitude and honor my publisher and partner and pal from way back: Andrew Mackay, one … [Read more...] about Flashback to a Surprising Success and Gratitude for a Great Dude
1. Shipping Deadline! The deadline for non-digital Christmas orders from our store is TODAY, December 13th (for Standard shipping) and 19th (for Priority Shipping). All orders after that will ship on January 8th. This is your last chance to get first editions of The Last Archer from our store before Christmas. Order now? 2. Win a Free Green Ember Mug by the Real Eefaw Potter! Eddy Efaw's … [Read more...] about Last Day For Christmas SHIPPING (Standard) And A GREEN EMBER MUG GIVEAWAY!
Shirts for Sale! Tree Shirt? Get yours here! These feel really comfortable. I've had mine for a few weeks and I love it. It's a very soft, high-quality shirt. Still feels the same after many washes.We have just about every size, including toddlers. The toddler shirts are light grey, with black print. We have a limited inventory, so you need to hustle to be sure we still have your size. We … [Read more...] about Till The Green Ember Rises! T-Shirts Now Available
Oh, man. Our Story Warren Family Conference, Inkwell, was incredible. I’m so grateful for how it went. We had around 250 kids with their families together all day for an amazing experience. Inkwell is a day for Unbottling Imagination. Why? For Kingdom Anticipation. It's a fun, funny, and friendly event. But the heart of the thing is serious. As our culture withers in many ways, we aim to be a … [Read more...] about Falling Into An Inkwell
Hello! I’m delighted to be sharing this newsletter with you. It has updates on my next book(s), a link to a recent interview I did, and fewer jokes about essential oils than ever! Like the lemming said to the other lemming, let’s jump right in. The Pods That The Pigs Did Eat I want to share my news about upcoming books, but first this. I was thrilled to be the guest on the most recent episode … [Read more...] about Third Printing, New Book News, I Pod, Author Talks, & More or Less…Let’s Blast March To Smithereens
This is a veritable collision of amazingness. If you have a kid who loves to draw, tell stories, or really anything, then you will want to read this. My pal Zach Franzen (illustrator for The Green Ember) is featured over at the Amongst Lovely Things blog, hosted by my friend Sarah Mackenzie, and the result is wonderful. Zach's post is an absolute must read. I am biased, but it's so very, very … [Read more...] about Art as Hospitality
This is my regular (from now on) email update. Blast to Smithereens! If you aren't signed up for my newsletter, why don't you correctify that? I would greatly appreciate it! Also, if you can think of a better name than what my brother Will came up with, I'd love to hear it. As Shakespeare once said in an email, "Have a blast, ya'll." --Your friend and mine, Sam Get Blasted to … [Read more...] about Blast to Smithereens!
In case you missed it, I posted a brief summary of our exciting experience with our Kickstarter at Story Warren. It was a look back and a "thank you" to everyone who helped us launch the book. We're so grateful. And Andrew made this awesome photo happen. Also, we shot a short video to say "thank you!" to those who supported us on the launch. It has cute kids singing, so.... If you missed the … [Read more...] about There and Back Again
We’re so delighted to announce that Joel Clarkson will be be performing the audiobook for The Green Ember. After a brief update on how this impacts our Kickstarter, I’ll include some background on Joel and his family, how we got to this point, and why we’re excited about him being on board. .......... The audiobook will be available after the Kickstarter is finished at the usual places. … [Read more...] about Great News: Joel Clarkson Will Voice The Green Ember Audiobook and It’s Been Added to the Kickstarter!
This is an update Andrew Mackay just posted. I wanted to share it here as well. You can still get in on the project here. :) ----- ----- ----- Hi Friends, We're excitedly counting down the last days of our Kickstarter project. We've been continually blessed by your encouragement. We’re saving a big announcement for tomorrow, but we have a few updates today. Sam’s wife, Gina Smith, … [Read more...] about Gina’s Heartfelt Post, News About Zach’s Original Art, and Sam Featured in Today’s Newspaper: Update on The Green Ember
We are over the moon about how well the kickstarter launch for The Green Ember has gone so far. If you missed the wild weekend, here's a brief (I hope!) summary. We launched on Friday morning at 6am. Our goal was to reach $10,000 in pre-sales within 30 days. We genuinely had absolutely no idea what to expect. I knew there were people who loved us and would support what we were doing, but I … [Read more...] about “My, My Heart Like a…Kickstart!” Images and Words from a Memorable Weekend
You can back our project by clicking here... The video is a little long, so feel free to skip it if you want to and just get your order in! But I have to admit that I LOVE the video. Your kids will be laughing. And here are some tips from the publisher, Andrew Mackay, on how to help... Please share the KickStarter link on social media. That would help us tremendously. (It's better … [Read more...] about The Green Ember Is Available for Pre-order