Who wants FREE ebooks? In honor of the upcoming ONE YEAR anniversary book birthday for Green Ember IV: Ember's End, we're giving away 4 ebooks and discounting 4 more to 99¢! It starts today... LET A FRIEND KNOW! Here's the breakdown: APRIL 10-14 The Green Ember FREEEmber Falls FREEThe First Fowler 99¢Wreck and Rise 99¢ APRIL 14-17The Last Archer FREEBlack Star FREEEmber … [Read more...] about FREE GREEN EMBER! Kindle FREE + 99¢ Deals April 10-17
Know how to make a horse fast? Don’t give him any food.I’m still off social media for a while. You can see my blog post about that here. I kind of hated to announce it. Announcing a fast is typically pretty bad form and directly contrary to Jesus’ teaching on it. I consulted with my pastor and tried to do that the most loving/responsible way. I am only about ten days into the break from … [Read more...] about Fasting in Public, Green Ember IV, and a Recent Interview
A wonderful conference in my "neighborhood" is happening this week, on Friday and Saturday. Here’s the best part. You’re invited. It’s HopeWords and it’ll be online and I have a discount for my friends (like you). It’s 25% off if you use the code EMBER. Andrew Peterson is the keynote this year. He’s great. I know lots of you are fans of his Wingfeather Saga and you should be! There are other … [Read more...] about Andrew Peterson and Me and You–THIS WEEK!
“I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello!” —The Beatles I love saying yes. Yes is often scary, but it’s the way I want to be. I want to show up and be faithful and hopeful in my callings. The main thing “yes” people have to do, I think, is say “no.” Because when you say YES, you are saying NO. You’re saying no to all the things you’re not going to do in order to do what you most must … [Read more...] about Saying Yes By Saying No: Taking a Social Media Break
It’s my 44th birthday! It feels like I am older than ever before. I was born in a blizzard. Interestingly, we are also having weather today! It’s going to be a good day. I want to say four things I’m thankful for because (A) you can’t stop me—nice try, sucka—and (B) forty-four things is too much for me to manage at this age. 1) I am so grateful for my mother! Barbara … [Read more...] about S. D. Smith’s 44th Birthday is Happening Today On His Birthday (Today)
Last year was tough for most of us, and so many continue to struggle through sickness, loss, economic instability, and other divisions and uncertainties. It’s been a painful opportunity for growth, and I’m hopeful about how God will use this chapter in our lives. The story isn’t over.As for us, we had our coast to coast book tour cancelled, which was a bummer because we wanted to see lots of … [Read more...] about 2020, Am I Right? A Brief, Grateful Remembrance
I'm really tempted to make this like one of those recipe blogs where they say, "I'm eager to share my homemade butternut nutbutter recipe with you, but it reminds me of my old college roommate Nutty B. Buttersworth. What a nut! Nutty and I went walking in the peanut fields outside of town on a crisp, clear, crispy-clear, very cold and crispy and clear day when he had a—you guessed it—a nutty … [Read more...] about Green Ember Series Reading Order UPDATED
So, anything happening in the world? Not much, huh. Well, I’m going to excuse myself from the crowded space of armchair experts on elections and epidemics and economics and give you what I’ve got. What do I have? Stories. Now, my stories involve real personalities, characters who face the same sorts of challenges and opportunities we face. That’s why we relate to them. They feel real. (To me, they … [Read more...] about New S. D. Smith Book and Awesome Christmas Deals LAUNCH TODAY!
I wrote a book this year in the midst of a pandemic that has taken life and, adding injury to tragedy, divided friends and families. The book is being released at the height of an election that feels like the political equivalent of an infectious disease, once again dividing friends and family and laying bare our worst idols. Why read about rabbits with swords at a time like this? C. S. … [Read more...] about Why Read Rabbity Adventures During a Pandemic (and a Sickly Contentious Election)?
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!
Available for preorder only at SDSmith.com/store beginning on September 22, 2020. Do you like the cover? Can you or your kids name the characters who are with Jo Shanks? Pop over to Facebook and/or Instagram and tell me. I'm going to pick some folks who get it right to win something! We'll announce winners at our Facebook Live Online Author Event. Get in here. And … [Read more...] about New Green Ember Archer Adventure Announced! Cover Reveal!
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?