Tag Archive | Genetically modified organism

What About All the Flyers in the Mail Telling Me to Vote No on 92? (Just Label It, Part 2)

(If you’re coming to the table late and aren’t sure what a GMO actually is, you’ll want to read Just Label It, Part 1 first) So you’ve read my first post and gather that I’m a Vote Yes on 92 person. But what about all of those print and tv ads you are seeing, insisting […]

What the Heck is a GMO? (Just Label It, Part 1)

If you live in Oregon or Colorado, you have the great privilege in November to stand up to the big corporations and let them know you won’t be bought. I’m talking about measure 92 in Oregon and prop 105 in Colorado that call for labeling groceries containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). There’s a lot to […]

Wow–You’re One of Us!

“Wow, You’re One of Us!” It was an exclamation I heard from across the way at the iris booth. The venue was the National Heirloom Expo which took place recently in Santa Rosa, California and is billed as The World’s Pure Food Fair. And though I don’t know what exactly the reference was toward, the […]

Heirloom Expo 2014

One week ago I attended the National Heirloom Exposition in Santa Rosa, California. Today I’ll kick off a series of posts inspired by the event, beginning with this photo collage. Enjoy. 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.  Download Treasure FOR […]

School Visits, Part 2

 A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my last author visit to a local school. I wrote about how much I enjoyed the experience and answered some of the questions students had asked in the little notes they sent afterwards. One young lady’s response warranted an entire post. This one’s for Lily. Not my […]

The Food Revolution — Let’s Win This One

  If food is the new cool, why aren’t people gobbling up my book series? I read an article in the USA Today trending page calling food “the new cool” and asserting that “food has become the topic du jour and consumes consumers.” And it’s true. People today are getting back to the basics when […]

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 […]

Texas Tour Interview with S. Smith

Originally posted on Anakalian Whims:
1. You came to Texas for the first time for an Earth Day celebration book signing tour. Let’s recap, what stores and schools did you visit? Bookstores: Good Books in the Woods, Spring TX Half Price Books in Houston at these locations: Clear Lake Humble Montrose Half Price Books in…

Texas Earth Day Tour Recap

It wasn’t a blog tour, it was a real tour. We left on April 9 and returned–on schedule–May 1. A rental car we wished we could keep carried us safely through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada as we attended the wedding of a niece and appeared in bookstores and […]