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Celebrate #AgDay 2016

Today is National Ag Day. What is Ag Day? It’s a day to celebrate agriculture. To quote the AgDay website: “National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.” On the For Educators/Students page, there is a fine list of reasons why it’s important to celebrate agriculture, including these: […]

A Little Taste: KEEPER Excerpt

My last post introduced you to Keeper, book 4 in the Seed Savers series. Today I offer you a taste. Without further ado, here is excerpt 3, taken from Chapter 10-It’s All A Lie: Rose lay awake into the wee hours of the night, trying to reconcile how Lily and Ana could be criminals. She […]

Spotlight on Keeper

Today’s post introduces the most recent Seed Savers book, Keeper. Keeper is book 4 in the series and was released in November. Most people think you need to read a series in order, though I don’t agree (blog post about that opinion here.) Posts about each of the other books can be found here: Treasure, Lily, Heirloom, […]

It’s Leap Day! A Very Special Offer

Because February 29th comes around only once every four years, I’ve decided to mark my Seed Savers boxed set (ebooks) down to 99 cents to celebrate! It was just going to be for this one day, but then I realized Dr. Seuss Day (Read Across America) is March 2, so why not leave it on […]

Clare & Dante Plant Onions from Seed

A few weeks ago I posted about pruning my blueberry bushes, something I had my characters do in Heirloom. Recently I planted onion seeds to grow my own starts, also something my characters do. I planted some that I know do well in my area, and some I just happened to have the seed for: […]

Spotlight on Heirloom

Recently, I’ve been featuring each of the Seed Savers books in their own posts.( Here is a post introducing the whole Seed Savers series.) Read about Treasure here. Find out about Lily here and in A Girl Worth Knowing. Today I’m spotlighting Heirloom, the third book in the series and my personal favorite. First, the book trailer, a […]

Dedicated to Master Gardeners & to All Who Aspire To Prune With Confidence

The past few days have presented us with marvelous weather in these parts. I’ve finally gotten outdoors and pruned my three blueberry bushes, the pear tree, the hydrangea, and trained the boysenberry bushes. The blueberries are of different varieties and seem a bit different in the way I should be pruning them. And even though I […]

Press Release for Keeper (Seed Savers, 4) by S. Smith

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOCAL AUTHOR TO SPEAK AT GREEN FESTIVAL EXPO IN PORTLAND Sandy Smith Will Present About Her Futuristic Seed Savers Series and How Children’s Stories Can Inspire Social Change SALEM, Ore. December 8, 2015–Sandy Smith, Salem resident and former teacher in the Salem-Keizer School District, has recently released Keeper, the newest installment in […]

YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!

So if you haven’t already done so you probably want to click here and get right to it–download the Seed Savers box set for a mere 99 cents before it jumps back up to the still-very-good-price of $5.99. The box set contains the first three novels in this exciting and thought-provoking series written for kids […]

Counting Down…Release of Keeper

Counting down… FIVE more days until Keeper (Seed Savers, 4) goes live! Until then, I have another excerpt and some deals for you. FIRST: If you want to get the discount on the ebook, you need to preorder it before November 7. Like right now. Links at the bottom of the post. If you do […]