Tag Archive | mglit

Dream Cast Picks for Seed Savers

Sometimes people ask when my books are going to be made into movies. I think this is something most authors like to hear, but we can only smile wistfully. If only… I was thinking the other morning about my dream cast. You know, during this never-ending pandemic, we sometimes have a hard time getting out […]

Earth Day Sale on All Seed Savers Books

Before I forget to mention it, don’t miss my biggest sale of the year, the Earth Day sale. In 2014 I actually did an Earth Day tour in Texas. At that time only the first three books in the series were out. It was an amazing time and I enjoyed meeting many wonderful people. So […]

The Seed Savers Series–Will You Like It?

I’ve created this flowchart to help you decide. ūüôā Buy the ebooks from you favorite retailer here. Sandra Smith is the author of the awesome and award-winning middle grade/YA series,¬†Seed Savers.¬†Visit her¬†Facebook¬†and¬†Pinterest¬†pages. Follow her on¬†Twitter.¬†Sign up for the newsletter!

Celebrating Plant A Seed Day

So last year Big Green started “Plant a Seed Day.” As many of you know, the way I sign my books has always been “Plant a Seed for the Future,” so this day is right in line with my books and message for people to plant seeds and grow something, even if it’s just in […]

Clare & Dante Plant Onions from Seed

A few weeks ago I posted about pruning my blueberry bushes, something I had my characters do in Heirloom. Recently I planted onion seeds to grow my own starts, also something my characters do. I planted some that I know do well in my area, and some I just happened to have the seed for:…

Book Review of Hatchet

A few weeks ago I wrote a review of My Side of the Mountain. As I mentioned in that review, I was so underwhelmed at the beginning of reading it, that I checked out reviews on its Amazon page, most notably the minority 1 star reviews. Many of those naysayers compared it to Hatchet, saying […]

Schedule An Author Visit Today!

  Are you a teacher, librarian, active parent or part of a large homeschool group? Want to inspire students in their writing and reading? Having an author visit is just the ticket! Author visits are great because kids realize authors are people just like themselves, while at the same time there’s a hint of *celebrity* […]

Order Your Author-Signed Book in Time for Christmas!

    What child wouldn’t be excited to receive a book signed by the author? Order any of the¬†Seed Savers¬†books directly from me and have them signed and with a personal inscription for you or your child. The¬†Seed Savers¬†books are middle grade reading and interest level (aging up around the last two books in the […]

The Planning In Writing a Series: Calendars of the Future

Sometimes I think people don’t realize how much research, planning, and care is taken in writing fiction. I’ve written before about the amount of research I’ve done for my futuristic Seed Savers series, but the care I’ve taken in working out the chronological order, the seasons in which certain plants would be bearing fruit in […]

Heading to the Expo!

For the first time since 2016 I’m heading to the Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, CA! If you’ve never thought vegetables were beautiful, think again. (And get yourself to Santa Rosa next week :)) I’m very excited to be going. I love the displays, the educational sessions, and the people! For the three years I […]