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What’s in Your Pantry? Politics of Food Called into Question in New Novel
SALEM, Ore., June 4, 2019 — The final book in author Sandra Smith’s Seed Savers series, Seed Savers-Unbroken, out later this month, immerses readers in a future where the government dictates the nation’s food supply. Seed Savers-Unbroken is the fifth and final book in the middle grade/YA series that asks readers to imagine a future where growing food is a crime and where real food is eaten only by the elite.
Similar to other environmental fiction, Smith’s series paints a possible future born from decisions made today. The Seed Savers series explores what could happen if intellectual property rights concerning patenting of seeds remain unchecked. The story also brings into question the inherent dangers of relying on large monoculture crops.
The author notes that Unbroken, like the previous books in the series, is not a bleak and hopeless dystopian. Smith frequently describes the Seed Savers books as “Little House on the Prairie meets Fahrenheit 451.” In an earlier interview, Smith stated that the first Seed Savers book was “a love story starring homegrown food.”
About the final book Smith said, “It took me a long time to figure out how to wrap this series up, tie together the multiple storylines, and hopefully have the Seed Savers come out on top. Even as I stalled in finishing the series, more and more of what I had written as fiction was becoming reality.”
Smith is a former middle school teacher, a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association, an OSU Master Gardener graduate, and a seed saver with her local seed/food bank. She grew up on a small family farm and still grows and saves many of the vegetables and fruits her family will eat for the year.
Seed Savers-Unbroken, ISBN 9781943345144, Flying Books House, releases June 26, 2019, and is available in print and digitally. For more information visit SeedSaversSeries.com or FlyingBooksHouse.com. Other books in the Seed Savers series include SeedSavers-Treasure, Seed Savers-Lily, Seed Savers-Heirloom,andSeed Savers-Keeper.
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To schedule an interview with Sandra Smith, author of Seed Savers, email her at sandrasmithauthor[at]gmail.com or visit her website, SeedSaversSeries.com.