“We spend so much time fighting in this war; maybe we should fight for love just as fiercely.”Jo Shanks In this sequel to The Last Archer and The First Fowler, Jo Shanks is charged with aiding Emma on her mission to unite the secret citadels in their fight against the Preylord slavers. Alongside Cole and Heyna Blackstar, Jo and Emma must enter into the heart of a community in … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday to The Archer’s Cup!
The Green Ember Series
This story goes back and back. It’s been around seven years since the first Green Ember book was first shared with the world, but the story—in its first iteration—was shared in my little world for many years before that. (Well before this innocuous FB post and it’s sweet little typo twelve years ago. The image of Sam Gamgee beneath was created years later.) It started on a porch in West … [Read more...] about Green Ember Memories and Writing “The End” Again
Whether you're attending a Green Ember book club, trick-or-treating, or make-believing, costumes are always a good idea. Here is how to put together a costume inspired by The Green Ember Series. You will need: Bunny EarsSwordCloak (blanket, sheet, etc.) Optional: WhiskersArmorSatchelWalking Stick Bunny Ears Arguably the most notable aspect of any rabbit costume is the … [Read more...] about Costumes Inspired by The Green Ember
Happy Birthday Ember Falls!! We’re celebrating with a GIVEAWAY so read on! “Where’s the next book?” is a question frequently repeated soon after The Green Ember and The Black Star of Kingston were released. The stage is set. It's war. Morbin Blackhawk, slaver and tyrant, threatens to destroy the rabbit resistance forever. Heather and Picket are two young rabbits improbably thrust into … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday Ember Falls!
Happy Birthday to The Black Star of Kingston! We’re celebrating with a GIVEAWAY so read on! “I am afraid...But I keep on loving what's on the other side of this fight, and that will have to make me brave.”-The Black Star of Kingston And that is how a hero rises. But what hero? Who was the founder of Natalia? What led to the inception of the oath we know and love? The Black Star of … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday to The Black Star of Kingston!
UPDATE: For a reason unclear to us, Facebook and Instagram (same company) have taken down our effect. It might be due to "violence." This is strange, arbitrary, and we are not able to learn the specifics of why it has been taken down. Their house, their rules, and we accept that. But we are disappointed by this dumb decision. ---------------- Have you ever wondered if you are more of a Heather … [Read more...] about Which Green Ember Character Are You? | New Effect!
Have you stopped reading after reaching the end of The Green Ember? Don’t! Ember Falls is a thrilling adventure field-tested by thousands of other families. There are nearly 1,500 reviews on Amazon and they rate it 4.9 out of 5! Over 90% give it all five stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I am so grateful for the positive feedback! And always appreciate those who take the time to review! It helps so … [Read more...] about Don’t Stop at The Green Ember! Get The Follow-Up Book For FREE + GRAB a FREE Ember COLORING SHEET Here!)
“My place beside you…” That’s the start of the sacred oath the characters recite in The Green Ember that resonated deeply with me when it first flowed from my fingers into the tale and has since moved so many readers. I don’t view my work as a platform to achieve “elite artist status” but as a magical-ordinary vocation where God has called me to be an ally in imagination to families who are … [Read more...] about My Place BESIDE You…
It’s not the sales, it’s the souls. I believe stories are catechisms for the soul. I’m not sure who said that first, but it wasn’t me. I did’t say it, but I heard. And I believe it. I love selling books and I want to sell millions more. I love that, from rural West Virginia, we’ve created a series that hangs with (and tops) books from huge New York publishers. I love that our sales team … [Read more...] about Sales and Souls: The Green Ember Series is for Beloved Readers
Which is your favorite character? See them here in this astonishing Green Ember fan art from @meadowrosesart. I’m so impressed! This is an awesome collection of montages from Ember’s End. Wow! … [Read more...] about Incredible Green Ember Fan Art!
These are good days for giving thanks. I’m grateful for these brothers, Josiah and Andrew, and the way they have had my back while I’ve been facing front. I have almost never felt up to the vulnerability and anxiety associated with being “out front.” You don’t often see them, but they are there. And I can’t do this without them. I’m grateful for you, the readers/fans/friends who encourage me … [Read more...] about Big Things Happening. Big Gratitude to Meet Them!
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