GOAL! Make The Black Star of Kingston an Amazon Hit on Kindle. In order to….Raise its visibility for readers on Amazon. In order to…Introduce lots of people to the Old Natalia trilogy and, thus, the new book! HOW? Easy… You spend 99 cents and grab it on Kindle.You rank it five stars.Let me know you're at mission accomplished stage in the comments for a chance to win one of TEN … [Read more...] about Operation Black Star Rising: Uncle Sam Needs YOU!
The Green Ember Series
Happy Birthday Ember Rising! We’re celebrating with a GIVEAWAY so read on! “The seed of the new world smolders,” he cried. “But a fire comes first. Bear the flame!” A harrowing adventure inside enemy territory. Heather and Picket are plunged into the darkness of Morbin's shadow, fighting to bear the flame of the cause and light the way for rabbitkind's upright insurrection. Hope for a … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday Ember Rising!
Well, here we are, friends. The TENTH Green Ember book is here. I can’t believe it! It’s a privilege to share Prince Lander and the Dragon War with you. Order now! This book is another long one, longer even than The Archer’s Cup. It’s also a high-stakes adventure with danger and battle. It has lots of laughs with some fun new characters, but it’s serious and intense in spots. Prince Lander … [Read more...] about The TENTH Green Ember Book is Here! Order Yours Now!
This is cool. We have a VIDEO version of this post—complete with some funny outtakes—and you should check it out. Or, just keep reading! I love giving away things. We’re giving away a chance to be at a wonderful conference with me and some much cooler people—right here in my neck of the woods! I’m also thrilled to share a Green Writer tip that is at the core of my philosophy as a writer. Here’s … [Read more...] about Conference with S. D. Smith Giveaway, Prince Lander Sets Sail, and Self-expression in Art
Happy Birthday to The Wreck & Rise of Whitson Mariner! We're celebrating with a GIVEAWAY so read on! “But it’s better to live as you will want to have lived rather than spend your time worrying about the end. You are right here in your story. Don’t skip ahead.”Whitson Mariner Old Natalia, soon after Captain Blackstar saved king and cause on the shores of Ayman Lake. Battered, but … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday to The Wreck & Rise of Whitson Mariner!
“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!
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!)