Tag Archive | eco lit

#EarthDay Matters

Today is Earth Day. Established in 1970 and paid tribute to in some way each year since, never before has it seemed as important as now. For the first time, scientists are banding together to “March for Science” on Earth Day. One wonders how, in the year 2017, we got to a place where scientists […]

The Post Heirloom Expo Post

Whew! Time to catch up. Already a week has passed since I arrived in Santa Rosa for my third Heirloom Expo. They switched up a lot of things, and I personally had a bad location for my booth, but all in all it was a great time. I attended these presentations: “MONOCULTURE-Past and Current Issues, […]

Treasure on #instaFreebie Through Labor Day

I’ve been busy enjoying the summer months and neglecting my blog. Deep sigh. But on the other hand, I have posted lots and lots of photos to Instagram! I hope to make amends soon and maybe catch y’all up on what I’ve been doing, but for now I wanted to let everyone know that Treasure […]

Authors, Talk About Your Book on Speak Up Talk Radio

Recently I had the opportunity to talk about my book series, Seed Savers, with Pat Rullo ofย Speak Up Talk Radio. I don’t completely understand the radio network thing, but they have an entire section on guest interviews, and most of the recent interviewees have been authors. The interview was easy to set up and cost […]

Who Owns the Seeds?

Whenever a story like the one above hits the news I always hear from fans of my books. They see the parallels of a Bayer-Monsanto merger with the Seed Savers future in which Nipungyo, and ultimately GRIM, take over the food system. In the NPR story, the Monsanto chair is quoted as saying,”We believe in […]

In Which Clare and Dante Get Baby Chicks

In my last post I introduced our three new chicks and mentioned that it reminded me of a scene from Heirloom, book 3 in the Seed Savers series. In Heirloom, Clare and Dante are living on a farm in Canada and learning about gardening, farming, and such. The setting for the book series is a […]

Every School & Library Should Own the Seed Savers Series

The what? If you aren’t a regular follower of this blog, chances are you haven’t heard of the Seed Savers series by S. Smith. The series straddles the line between middle grade and young adult. The first book is younger and as the series continues–as one reviewer stated of the fourth book–Keeper,ย “this book seems to […]