Christmas approaches, Thanksgiving is next week, and I love this time of year. It will be different and challenging this year for many of us, though the world has been far worse. Still, we’re in a painful, frustrating, and (for many), very challenging time—maybe even a time of grieving and lament. Advent, a season of reflection and fasting and giving is just around the corner, and I love that it … [Read more...] about A Giveaway Worth Over $1,000! Happening Now…
The Green Ember Series
All an author asks for is a chance. A chance, and the worshipful adulation of millions and the affirmation of our stubborn fathers and skyrocketing sales and awards and parades and magnificent statues looming before grand institutions named in our honor. We are a modest bunch. When I wrote The Green Ember, I genuinely just wanted a chance. I wanted a try-out, to use sports terminology (my … [Read more...] about You Held My Heart
I see you as heroic for the way you love and serve your children and I see myself as an ally in your work. Thank you for letting me in on the adventure that is serving your precious kids! I wrote this Fight Back essay as an a encouragement to you. I hope it is inspiring! Consider sharing it with friends you are fighting back alongside! Every day you show up. You drink your coffee and you go … [Read more...] about You Drink Your Coffee & You Go To War (Fight Back!)
The Archer’s Cup is here! Book THREE of the Green Ember Archer trilogy is much longer, and takes a turn never explored before in my Green Ember adventures! I am so excited to share it with you. Preorder yours today! The first 1,000 will be signed! … [Read more...] about The Archer’s Cup Preorder is Open!
Did I write something that made you cry? Good. If, while crying, you dreamed of becoming more than you were before you were reading, very good. If it’s a spark in your heart and then tears come, good. If it’s laughter, I am glad too. Tonight I cried after receiving, in a film, the work of a man’s art. It worked itself into my heart. I made commitments then, jotting them down through … [Read more...] about Crying at Stories
The words from the screen grab and the picture are many years apart. During the time of that post, I was working very hard (battling discouragement constantly) and planting seeds. The picture below is a little evidence of the harvest that God provided later. I’m happy to say that I now make more than minimum wage writing. Seriously, that is a gift. I still can’t spell very well. (Perhpas … [Read more...] about Seeds and Harvest and Minimum Wage Writing
Updated recommended reading order for all NINE books here. Thanks for caring to find out! People search for this often on the web and we get LOTS of messages about it. We try to address as many popular questions as we can at our FAQ. But we've got the answer for you right here about reading order. Series author S. D. Smith recommends publication order. The Green EmberThe Black Star of … [Read more...] about Best Reading Order For ALL EIGHT Green Ember Books?
Kids don’t need cynical so-called “realism.” They know about evil and villains, let them know about heroics. Let them get a taste for hope. Kids need heroic, hopeful stories. … [Read more...] about Heroes Are Old Fashioned And Kids Need Realism?
We have been asked approximately 17 zillion times when Ember's End would be available on Audible. Well, it's here! PLEASE USE THIS LINK TO BUY (OR USE YOUR CREDIT). It will help us out tremendously. And please consider rating and reviewing it there. Thank you! … [Read more...] about Ember’s End Now Available on Audible!
It’s here. Here it is! It’s the official release day of Ember’s End, the finale of The Green Ember Series! Like so many of you, I have mixed emotions these days. It’s a little bit hard to celebrate something like a book release during a global pandemic—when so many heroes are fighting for the lives of others. I am so grateful for those risking their lives, while most of us have the relatively … [Read more...] about My Place Beside You! The Green Ember Finale Releases Today, Here At “The End Of The World.”
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On Hoopla, you can enjoy all of my audiobooks for free. If your library is using Hoopla, then all the audiobooks are absolutely free for you to check out (up to 21 days at a time) and there is no wait list. (Ember’s End will be coming there soon.) It’s pretty easy to sign up. Took me about a minute. Would you consider giving it a try? And when you do, please … [Read more...] about Enjoy ALL The Green Ember Audiobooks For Free? Yes, on Hoopla!