I just wanted to quickly say thank you to everyone who shared our free giveaway. I was amazed at how many of our friends passed along our news, often with an encouraging endorsement. Thank you! How'd it go? (ICYMI: I wrote about why these giveaways are helpful here.) Lots of good things come from these Free Kindle days. One of them is this. Over the last two Free Kindle offerings we've … [Read more...] about Fine Friends & Free Success! How Did The Green Ember Giveaway Go?
The Green Ember
The Green Ember is FREE. Get it now. Share it now. --- This little adventure has been fun. Writing is necessarily a lonely vocation, and the “self-promotion” part of the job is fraught with real and imagined perils. But one thing I’ve been so grateful for has been the constant, enthusiastic support we’ve had from our friends. That’s you. You have shared your enthusiasm for the book(s) with … [Read more...] about UPDATE: FREE DAYS ARE DONE The Green Ember is FREE! Can You Help Us Spread The Word?
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
(What follows is merely part of my newsletter...a day late and shorn of the crummy special offers and pathetic exclusives you can only have if you are subscribed. Do it here, yo.) ---- Hey Friends! This is gonna be a quick one. Life has been good. Good and busy. My second book has gone to press! The Black Star of Kingston is out of my hands and about to get printed in terrifyingly large … [Read more...] about Black Star Cover Reveal, Events, Advocates, T-Shirts, & Less:Blasting May to Smithereens
Some readers of The Green Ember, my first fantasy adventure novel for kids, found the ending to be a cliff-hanger. Some kids even shouted at their parents in frustration, “That is a horrible ending!” and “There has to be another book!” Hey, I’ll take any kind of enthusiastic, emotional response. It means they cared. So, I’ve gotten a few emails along those lines. It hasn’t been the majority. Most … [Read more...] about A Character Story
After an incredible amount of work by a lot of people, (my publisher and partner) Andrew Mackay sent the files for The Black Star of Kingston to press today. In July, we will be shipping Black Star to you. (If you order it!) It will be available for preorder sometime in the coming weeks! This is exhilarating and terrifying, like a ride in a hot-air balloon (probably). It's scary because it's … [Read more...] about Black Star on the Horizon: My Second Book is Going to Press
Are you sick of this picture yet? The Green Ember is…Kind of a Hit? Shew! This has been a little bit bonkers. Somehow we continue to see more and more kids and families find our story. I’m so grateful to all of you. You are the people making that happen. I hesitate to use the word “hit,” but thanks to you, I don’t know what else to say. We just received our third printing (and twice as many in … [Read more...] about Is This Book a Hit?, Dear Diary, Black Star News, Help Me If You Can, And More: Let’s Blast April To Smithereens!
Goodreads Book Giveaway The Green Ember by S.D. Smith Giveaway ends April 11, 2015. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to Win … [Read more...] about The Green Ember Free Giveaway on Goodreads (Ends April 11)