Tag Archive | Middle Grade Fiction

Sandra Smith Returns — Anakalian Whims

Sharing a recent interview I did over at Anakalian Whims! Sandra Smith grew up on a farm with a tremendously large garden. She maintains that if you can’t taste the soil on a carrot, it’s not fresh enough. Although she now lives with her husband, cats, and three chickens in the city, she still manages […]

A Series the Whole Family Can Enjoy

    For today’s post I’m going to step back and introduce my series for any new readers to the blog. So if you haven’t yet heard of my children/YA series, Seed Savers, here is a quick introduction: Seed Savers is set in a future where gardening is illegal and real food unknown. Three young […]

Seed Savers-Lily in the Classroom

In a previous post I explained how Seed Savers-Treasure could be used in the classroom. Today’s post will feature Seed Savers-Lily, the second book in the series and currently available in paperback and ebook. The Seed Savers series take place in a future where gardening is illegal and real food virtually unknown. It should be […]

Cover Reveal Seed Savers Lily!

The cover for the new Seed Savers-Lily is here! The story of Lily takes place in August, so this cover reflects late summer and daytime rather than the night cover of Treasure, making it light and airy. I hope you like it. Lily’s release date is August 30 and will be available on preorder soon. […]

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 […]

My Favorite Time of Year on the Farm

Yesterday I went out to the farm where I grew up. I go most every Sunday to visit Mom and Dad. In the summer, I also go to visit the farm. Or more accurately, to graze. I started at the raspberries, but since I have so many of my own at home I just plucked […]

Secret Signs & Symbols

As I was enjoying the purple flowers in my garden today, I was reminded of the role purple flowers play in my Seed Savers books. In Seed Savers-Treasure, as Clare and Dante travel cross-country in search of a place where gardens still exist, they discover the secret signs and symbols that help members of the […]