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Now Back To Your Regularly Scheduled Life

It was, actually, very cool. Today was the big day, August 21, total eclipse of the sun traveling across the U.S.A. My hometown, Salem, Oregon, one of the first in the path of “totality.” Dire predictions were made about millions of people descending upon us, traffic jams, gas shortages, etc. Nah. Not bad. But those […]

Watching My Garden Grow, Parts 2 & 3

So back in June I posted a video of my garden. It rained a long time here (seems long ago now) in the spring, so everything was late getting in. And traditionalist that I am, I grow everything from seed myself rather than bringing in starts (okay, maybe I’m just cheap), anyway, so this year […]

FREE Science Fiction for Everyone

From now until the end of July, choose from over a dozen science fiction books to download for FREE! These are all types of science fiction, not just aliens and robots. Treasure, my middle grade book about a future where gardening is illegal, is among the books. You will also be entered to win an […]

Photo Post, International Master Gardener Conference

In my last post about the International Master Gardener Conference, I promised to post more photos of the bikes from the various counties. Here they are!   The next IMGC will be in 2019, in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Start making plans now. 🙂 S. Smith is the author of the awesome and award-winning middle grade/YA […]

A Fiction Author at Master Gardener Conference

Because my books have a gardening theme, I often attend garden & foodie events, as well as trade shows large and small. This is a no-brainer for non-fiction titles. My book series, Seed Savers, however, is fiction. It’s always a bit of a challenge to get passers-by to realize the books are fiction, despite my […]

Gonna Watch My Garden Grow

I mentioned in my last post that my garden is super late because of the nonstop cold and rain we had this spring. I decided to record it now so I can compare it to its full-grown self in the fall. Forgive my poor video abilities; I hope to improve with practice. 🙂 Basically, I […]

Not Feeling the #MondayMotivation

It’s been three weeks since I posted on the blog and I’m feeling the pressure from my boss…yes, me. I’m not particularly inspired. Normally by this time I could throw up some photos of my beautiful garden. Sigh. We’ve had cold, rainy weather and my garden is just starting to appear… My birthday came and […]