Tag Archive | book series

Book Club Questions for Seed Savers Series

As more and more people are buying the complete set of the Seed Savers series, I thought it was a good time to remind everyone that all five books have complimentary book club questions. As for other teacher resources, I’ve compiled a few (with permission) from other teachers and I’ve also started working on more […]

Why Read a Fiction Series on Gardening?

As I mentioned a few posts back, I recently found a guest post I’d written at the request of someone who then never followed up. If they posted it out there without my knowledge, then mea culpa. I can’t remember who it was and don’t feel like sifting through old emails. 🙂 Why Read a […]

My Guest Appearance on the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Radio Show

Earlier this month I had the wonderful opportunity to be interviewed by Joey and Holly Baird of the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Radio Show. To hear the interview (and so much more) go here. I am in segment three. These are the questions they asked: 1. This is the first time we’ve interviewed a fiction writer, […]

Book Club Questions for Seed Savers-Unbroken

And they are finally finished! There are now questions for each of the five Seed Savers books. Seed Savers-Unbroken, released one year ago Friday, is the final installment of the series and well worth reading–especially if you enjoy politics and social commentary in literature. A very recent review of Unbroken is here. As with Keeper, […]

The Seed Savers Series–Will You Like It?

I’ve created this flowchart to help you decide. 🙂 Buy the ebooks from you favorite retailer here. Sandra Smith is the author of the awesome and award-winning middle grade/YA series, Seed Savers. Visit her Facebook and Pinterest pages. Follow her on Twitter. Sign up for the newsletter!

Order Your Author-Signed Book in Time for Christmas!

    What child wouldn’t be excited to receive a book signed by the author? Order any of the Seed Savers books directly from me and have them signed and with a personal inscription for you or your child. The Seed Savers books are middle grade reading and interest level (aging up around the last two books in the […]

The Planning In Writing a Series: Calendars of the Future

Sometimes I think people don’t realize how much research, planning, and care is taken in writing fiction. I’ve written before about the amount of research I’ve done for my futuristic Seed Savers series, but the care I’ve taken in working out the chronological order, the seasons in which certain plants would be bearing fruit in […]

Happy Fourth & Book Excerpt!

The concluding book of the Seed Savers series, Seed Savers-Unbroken, takes place during the week leading up to the Fourth of July. In this future USA, the government is on edge about protests happening nationwide and has issued a ban on Independence Day parades, which only incites the people more. Here is an excerpt from […]

A Book About Youth Changing the World: Review

This series should be in high school classrooms everywhere as a literary example of Margaret Mead’s quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Okay, so I’m still excited that my book series has officially come to a conclusion […]

Excerpt from Seed Savers-Unbroken

Tomorrow is the release of the fifth and final book in the Seed Savers series. While it’s a relief to be finished with the series, I know there is still a lot of work ahead as an author who is not with a large press. Our books don’t tend to get the “air time” of […]