Tag Archive | food

June Haiku and Other Stuff

Roses shout at the passers-by; announcing that summer has arrived And now for the “other stuff.” First, in honor of summer’s imminent arrival here in the cool and cloudy Pacific Northwest: Yahoo!!!! Okay, enough of that. I need to get outside soon and lay some soaker hoses in the garden before everything grows too much.. […]

Author S. Smith Press Release

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   LOCAL AUTHOR COMPLETES TEXAS BOOK TOUR Ultimate Food Police Imagined in Speculative YA Series SALEM, Ore. May 10, 2014—Would you still garden if it were illegal? That is the question confronted in Smith’s futuristic series, Seed Savers. Seed Savers envisions a day when corporate agriculture and the government have merged […]

Frankenmeat: ‘Not bad, actually’

Um, sounds a little like something out of Seed Savers…

Silverton’s Rooted in Food Fair

This is where I will be on Saturday! If you are in the area, come see me.     S. Smith is the author of the awesome and award-winning middle grade series, Seed Savers. Visit her Facebook and Pinterest pages. Follow her on Twitter. Sign up for the newsletter!  

New Scenes in Heirloom 2nd Edition

As promised, here are the additional scenes in the 2nd edition of Heirloom: Prologue The old woman was having trouble sleeping. Guilt pierced and pricked her as she lay in bed. Three children missing. Three children she had secretly been teaching about seeds and gardening. There was no way around it. It was her fault. […]

Heirloom 2nd Edition

Those of you in the authoring world, especially the self-publishing half, know what the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest is. I have never entered it before because my two previous books did not meet the 50,000 word minimum. Heirloom, however, just barely taps a toe over that finish line. Here is how the contest works. […]

Heirloom (Seed Savers, #3) by S. Smith

Originally posted on Epic Book Quest:
In a grim future where food comes in packets and gardening is illegal . . . Brother and sister, Clare and Dante, have escaped to Canada and are sent to live with the Woods, a wonderful couple who run an apple orchard. There they attend classes taught by the…

When Would You Break the Law?

What if it were illegal to garden? Would you break the law by growing your own vegetables or buying from those who do? Would it make a difference if it had always been illegal in your lifetime versus something that BECAME ILLEGAL? This is a hypothetical “what-if” that I started thinking about while examining the […]

Kids CAN Change the World—Meet Two Child Activists

Can children really change the future? It’s a tag line on the back of my first book, Treasure (Seed Savers, #1). One criticism Treasure receives on occasion is that the child protagonists are “too smart” or do things too advanced for their ages. So today I’d like to introduce some real life child food activists. […]

truth is deadlier than fiction

A few years ago, after watching Food, Inc.,  I was inspired to write a novel set in the not-so-distant future where seed ownership was outlawed and food choices limited. I was teaching middle school at the time, so wrote the book for that level with the main protagonists being age twelve. Fast forward to today, […]