I grew up playing sports.Where athletes dream of a tryout.For story makers, all we ask,Is to give our tales a chance.You did, and for five years now,You keep giving me your time.You keep giving me an audience,With those you treasure most.We have invited each other in,You and I.I shared with you my stories,Born at home and with my kids.Our adventures became yours,And we exchanged this gift.You … [Read more...] about Thank You for these Five Years
The Green Ember Series
Our Best #GreenEmberKidArt for Q3 (July-Sept) and the best #GreenEmberKidArt winner is... By Lindsay, age 11! Congratulations! And… Our Randomly Selected Kid Artist Winner for Q3 (July-Sept)! By Leah age 4 , Congratulations! Congratulations to the winners! Follow this tag: #GreenEmberKidArt to see the wonderful art by the kids (posted by … [Read more...] about Q3 (July-September) #GreenEmberKidArt Winners
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
Sally Clarkson. Clay. Joel. Sarah. Let’s start with Sarah. I met her years ago when we both were new writers for The Rabbit Room. We did a session together at the RR conference and I was blown away by her brilliance and ability to speak so winsomely in public. I didn’t know her parents, but I met Clay and we hit it off. Then I met Sally, too. We loved them at once. I had no idea they were … [Read more...] about How S. D. Smith Connected With Sally Clarkson’s Family
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!
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJAzbU-QVms&feature=youtu.be On Instagram, @SDSmithereens (Sam) shared: "Thank you for your kindness to me. Thanks for letting me see these answers to prayer, these little windows into the mysterious power of stories to bring delight (and light, I hope). Thanks for letting our family’s stories into your homes and hearts. I assure you the honor is all … [Read more...] about Kids Flip Out Getting West Virginia Author’s Books As Gifts