Tag Archive | garden

Seed Savers-Treasure Now has Book Club Questions!

As people have become more interested than ever before in gardening due to Covid19, I’m hearing from more book clubs that they are reading Seed Savers! So I’ve finally gotten in gear and written some book discussion questions. So far I have them for book one, Seed Savers-Treasure, with questions for the other books to […]

New Hope for A New Year

I don’t know what it is about a new year that brings new hope, but I felt its power again today, day one of a new year. Sometimes hope is found in places some eyes would see as forlorn. This morning for example, I dashed out between rain showers to take a walk while the […]

Seed Savers-Heirloom Cover Reveal!!

I am so happy! The cover for Heirloom is finished! I think you will love this cover as much as I do. Here it is: As most of you know, the Seed Savers books are being republished by Flying Books House. The new Heirloom goes on sale January 3, 2019 and will be up for […]

Hello Again

October is here and I’m not really sure what happened to September, but there it is. How to begin and get back into the swing of blogging after too long away? Septemeber threw a lot my way in terms of roadblocks and hurdles, but most of them are resolved for now so it’s time to move […]

Garden in the Sky-Book Excerpt

  Today I’m sharing another excerpt from Seed Savers-Treasure. This is the scene where Clare and Dante first see Gruff’s balcony. In the end, they eat flowers. Can you guess what flower it is? He led them out of the kitchen and back through the main room, then disappeared behind some curtains to a sliding […]

How Does Your Garden Grow?

We’re nearing the end of July and it’s time for the midsummer garden clean-up. I finally pulled out the peas, making room for other plants still in pots or for later plantings… The first round of raspberries is finished (mine produce twice a year), and I’ve finished picking clean two of my three blueberry bushes. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]