Ember Falls, The Green Ember Sequel, Is Here!
Dear Friends, I have been asked a certain question hundreds of times. I’ve been asked it in person, in interviews, in emails, in blog and Facebook comments, and in letters from kids. “When is The Green Ember sequel coming out?” This question has served as both an inspiration to me and a force of pressure […]
Ember Falls Into Our Hands: The Highly-Anticipated Green Ember Sequel Is Ready To Drop
Hello Again, There’s a lot of buzz about the possibility of a movie version of The Green Ember, but there is more to be excited about right now! I’m writing to say that my new book, Ember Falls (The Green Ember Book 2), is available for preorder from Amazon. It will ship September 13th! (Cool people […]
Is The Green Ember Heading to the Big Screen?
Hello Friends, I’m writing this from the skies above middle-America, on my way home from a trip to Los Angeles. I was in LA to meet with folks who want to make a film version of The Green Ember. <—True. (Yay! Hurray! High-five! 🙂 Okay.) I won’t get into a lot of detail now, but […]
A Cathedral of Words
I wrote this little poem in a minute while listening to a man talk about how bygone builders approached the architecture of angels. He spoke of how they built grand spires and sacred spaces with an expansive imagination for the ages. He challenged us to consider what we were building. Would it last? I thought, […]
Is The Green Ember the #1 Bestselling Audiobook in the World?
I’ve been a big fan of audiobooks for many years. I used to drive a van delivering bearings, sprockets, motors and more to coal mines and manufacturers around southern West Virginia. There was no tape-deck and certainly no CD player in the van, so I bought a crummy tape-player at Magic Mart and got audiobooks […]
How You Can Help After The West Virginia Floods
Many of you probably know me as “that guy from West Virginia,” or, “that West Virginia author.” I’m good with that. I love this state so much. As most of you know, we were hit hard by flooding. (If you aren’t aware, here’s a story about it. And my own family didn’t see flooding in […]
Kickstarter Success For The Green Ember Book II: Ember Falls! Thank You!
This is my niece. She brought me $3 and said, “Uncle Sam, I want to back Ember Falls!” A wonderful end to a deeply encouraging 26 days. Speaking of the end… Hooray, hurrah! Thanks to 1,096 backers who pledged $55,508 to help bring this project to life, we’re over the finish line in a victory! This was […]
Clarkson Set To Return As Narrator In Highly-Anticipated Audiobook For The Green Ember Sequel (3 DAYS LEFT TO ORDER!)
I’m so happy to share this news! My friend Joel Clarkson will return to narrate Ember Falls, available to order for only 3 more days on Kickstarter! (Ends June 11.) Here’s the release from Story Warren Books. –Sam — Story Warren Books today announced that Joel Clarkson will narrate Ember Falls, the highly-anticipated sequel to Best-Selling […]
Stretch Goal #1: ACHIEVED! —> Stretch Goal #2: ANNOUNCED!
Yahoo! We reached 900 backers for our Ember Falls Kickstarter! That is really wonderful. More readers and more opportunity to spread the stories further. Thank you! That means EVERYONE who backed (and will back) the project over the next 5 days will receive an audiobook download card for the best-selling, fan-favorite adventure, The Green Ember! (You […]
We are very happy to announce that after 9 days, we have reached our initial goal of $40,000! This means that, no matter what else happens, this Kickstarter has been a big success! 58% of publishing projects on Kickstarter fail, and only 2.6% of publishing projects succeed above the 20K mark. So this is a […]