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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 (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…

Seed Savers: Heirloom

Originally posted on Anakalian Whims:
Title: Heirloom Author: S. Smith Genre: Young Adult Length: 300 pages “I haven’t been this in love with a young adult series since Harry Potter,” I wrote after reading the first installment of the Seed Savers Series – Treasure – for the first time.  Having now read the second and…

Garden Talk

On Saturday I spent six hours sitting behind a table advertising myself as an author. It was Earth Day at the Oregon Garden, and since my book is about seeds, gardens, and knowing what food is and where it comes from, I thought it was an appropriate venue. Here’s the funny part: many people didn’t […]

Spring

Spring Poem I need a poem for spring I check my chapbook—the one I wrote two years ago. I look under my bed; wander through the house, searching. And through each window the rising sun peeks. It’s out there—I know it—spring. Pungent daffodils such bright yellow you expect them to rub off on your hands […]

Tomatoes: Gateway Drug to Gardening

The idea isn’t new. If you don’t believe me, just Google it. No one may really know who the first person to identify tomatoes as the gateway drug to gardening is or was . . . But they were right. I think for me it started in childhood, in my mother’s garden. She used to […]

A Long Row to Hoe

On Tuesday, I graduated. Again. It was a smaller affair this time, sans caps and gowns. The coveted prize was to trade in the paper name tag we clung to all year for the official orange Oregon state-shaped Marion County Master Gardener badge. And I made it! Yes, it was a long row to hoe–quite […]