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And The Tour Goes On

This is a quick update on my Texas Earth Day Tour for the Seed Savers Series. The week in Houston was fun, best of all was meeting my “biggest fan in Texas,” Andi and her family and taking a walk through her urban woods. She told us all about the grapes, berries, and other food […]

Author S. Smith Texas Earth Day Tour

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Sandy Smith, 503-362-6591  AuthorSSmith@gmail.com  http://AuthorSSmith.com AUTHOR S. SMITH VISITING HOUSTON FOR EARTH DAY TOUR Ultimate Food Police Imagined in New YA Series SALEM, Ore. March 26, 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 time […]

Read An Ebook! (And other news…)

The Rooted in Food Fair in Silverton was great. It’s only the third year they have been doing it and I think it’s just going to get bigger and better as time goes on. I met a lot of nice people and signed and sold some books. I also got invited to another “seed” event […]

Last Sale Day for Heirloom

Just a quick note that Heirloom is featured on Ereader News Today in the bargain books section. Today is the last day that it will be 99cents instead of $3.99. Heirloom can also be borrowed from the Kindle Lending Library. Jason might go all Edward Snowden on us. He’s ticked that the government put him in […]

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 2nd Edition

Those of you in the authoring world, especially the self-publishing half, know what the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest is. I have never entered it before because my two previous books did not meet the 50,000 word minimum. Heirloom, however, just barely taps a toe over that finish line. Here is how the contest works. […]

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…

Kids CAN Change the World—Meet Two Child Activists

Can children really change the future? It’s a tag line on the back of my first book, Treasure (Seed Savers, #1). One criticism Treasure receives on occasion is that the child protagonists are “too smart” or do things too advanced for their ages. So today I’d like to introduce some real life child food activists. […]

truth is deadlier than fiction

A few years ago, after watching Food, Inc.,  I was inspired to write a novel set in the not-so-distant future where seed ownership was outlawed and food choices limited. I was teaching middle school at the time, so wrote the book for that level with the main protagonists being age twelve. Fast forward to today, […]

Seed Savers: Heirloom (book 3) Is Here!

  In a futuristic U.S.A. where gardening is illegal, siblings Clare and Dante have escaped to Canada and are living with a host family, enjoying farm life and learning to grow their own food. Attending Garden Guardian class, they meet other refugees and unearth the  history of how they lost their choices about food. Their […]