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
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 […]
Getting Super Close To Our Base Goal! AND…Bringing S. D. Smith To Your School/Homeschool Group For An Author Visit Is EASIER Than You Think
(This was my update a couple of days ago, after we passed the halfway mark.) It’s so hard sometimes in life, to keep from referencing Bon Jovi. Especially when you are literally halfway there and simultaneously living on a prayer. But I managed to do it, somehow. Thank you so much for your generous support […]