Tag Archive | middle grade

Anniversary & July 4th Celebration Sale

Woohoo! Today is the one year anniversary of the debut of Seed Savers-Unbroken, fifth and final book in the award-winning Seed Savers series. Seed Savers is a futuristic scifi series for ages 10 and up set in the United States at a time when gardening is illegal and most people don’t know about “real food.” […]

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 […]

Excerpt from Seed Savers-Unbroken

Tomorrow is the release of the fifth and final book in the Seed Savers series. While it’s a relief to be finished with the series, I know there is still a lot of work ahead as an author who is not with a large press. Our books don’t tend to get the “air time” of […]

Every School & Library Should Own the Seed Savers Series

The what? If you aren’t a regular follower of this blog, chances are you haven’t heard of the Seed Savers series by Sandra Smith (Flying Books House). The series straddles the line between middle grade and young adult. The first book is younger and as the series continues–as one reviewer stated of the fourth book–Keeper, “this book seems […]

Teachers – I want to visit your classroom!

I announced this last week in my newsletter, and I still have openings! In April I’ll be attending a conference in Chicago and afterward I plan to travel back home to Oregon by train. I thought it would be fun to visit a few schools along the route home (transportation costs minimal for the schools!) […]

A Cover is Not the Book, But it Helps

Just got back from seeing Mary Poppins Returns with A Cover is Not the Book still running through my head. A cover may not be the book indeed, but a good cover will certainly help your book get noticed. I’ve been meaning for a while to write a post about the book covers for the […]

Countdown to Seed Savers-Heirloom

Today is the last day of 2018. Always a good time to take stock of how the year went and to look forward to the new year and new beginnings. Around here we’re excited for the release by my new publisher (Flying Books House) of a new and improved Seed Savers-Heirloom. Here’s the blurb in […]

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 […]

Review of Seed Savers-Treasure

Ohh, my publisher just sent me this review of Treasure posted on NetGalley. I don’t often repost reviews because it seems kind of braggy, but it really made my heart sing. The reviewer mentioned a lot of things I always hope people will think and say. So pardon me for reposting, but sometimes we need […]

Introducing Lily of Seed Savers

  As many of you know, my Seed Savers books are being republished with Flying Books House. The first in the five book series, Treasure, was released June 11. Book two, Lily was released August 30. Lily is a character who is left behind halfway through book one and this is her story. It takes place at the […]