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Order Your Banned Book Today

I woke up this morning reflecting on the PBS special last night,  The Great American Read. I was surprised at some of the books on the “banned books” list. Most notably, I was surprised about The Giver by Lois Lowry. I’ll admit, I did not read The Giver as a child; I was well into adulthood […]

A Story of Tomatoes

I live in town. My garden consists of a six-foot strip of soil along the fence that separates us from our neighbors. Which is to say that I cannot plant whatever my little heart desires. I have to make hard choices. For some reason I also delight in trying new varieties of tomatoes. Now it […]

Seed Savers Treasure Cover Reveal

Here it is, as promised, the new cover for rerelease of Seed Savers Treasure: I think it’s gorgeous and conveys both the adventure and the garden theme. If you’re new to the Seed Savers series, here’s the scoop on book 1, Treasure: Two kids, two bikes, and an idea they can change their world. It’s […]

Announcing Seed Savers:Treasure Cover Reveal

Many of you have probably noticed that I haven’t been blogging much recently. I’ve       been        busy.  🙂 Here is my great news: Seed Savers is being rereleased by a new, small publisher called Flying Books House. The books are getting great new covers and interior work as well. I’m very […]

Clare & Dante Prepare for Easter

Originally posted on Sandra Smith, author :
In recognition of the season, here is an excerpt from Heirloom (Seed Savers, 3), in which Clare and Dante prepare for Easter with their host parents in Canada. Growing up in a place where real eggs were unknown, it’s their first experience coloring eggs. CHAPTER 42 It would soon…

#SpringThings:What to Expect at a Seed Exchange

If you’re thinking about planting a garden this year you have a couple of alternatives. One, you can buy most of your plants as starts (this adds up quickly in terms of $), two, you can go hog wild with a seed catalog (don’t forget the postage and handling!), three, wait until your local store […]

A Great Podcast for Authors

Today I’d like to introduce you to the Smart Author Podcast by Mark Coker of Smashwords. Smashwords is an ebook distributor. (If you are new to self or indie publishing, an ebook distributor means that when you upload your book to Smashwords, it also goes out to Nook, iBooks, Kobo, etc.) The Smart Author Podcasts […]