Tag Archive | urban gardening

New Chicks In Town

My husband and I recently brought home some baby chicks. This is our second time. The last time was when our kids were still at home. The chicks and the kids grew up. I miss them both. Although there’s not much you can do when your kids move out, I did decide I’d had enough […]

Dedicated to Master Gardeners & to All Who Aspire To Prune With Confidence

The past few days have presented us with marvelous weather in these parts. I’ve finally gotten outdoors and pruned my three blueberry bushes, the pear tree, the hydrangea, and trained the boysenberry bushes. The blueberries are of different varieties and seem a bit different in the way I should be pruning them. And even though I […]

A Girl Worth Knowing

I wanted to do a post introducing you to the heroine of book 2 in my Seed Savers series: Lily. Interview with Lily, from the Seed Savers series Tell us about your family. My family (laughs). That’s a good one. Well, as you know, there’s Ma. She’s quiet, hmm, I guess very upright, honest, you […]

All Seed Savers Books on Sale This Week

For those of you who don’t receive the newsletter, just wanted to let you know that all of my Seed Savers books are on sale for the remainder of the week. Perfect for summer or any time, the Seed Savers books take place in a future where gardening is illegal in the United States and […]

Lucky Spring Sale

Just a quick post to let people know that from St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) through Spring Equinox (March 20), both Treasure and Lily of the Seed Savers series will be ON SALE. Treasure has been FREE now for about two months (I don’t know how long I’ll keep it free), but Lily is usually […]

Load Those Kindles for Christmas

If you missed the sales on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, don’t worry. Readers everywhere are invited to check out the deals offered on Read Tuesday. What am I offering up for Read Tuesday? My book Heirloom is on Kindle Countdown. Normally $3.99, it will be only 99 cents through Thursday, December 11. Heirloom is […]

Tricks or Treats: Treasure on Sale

It’s no trick. Treasure, first book in the Seed Savers series, is currently on sale across all ebook platforms for only 99 cents! How do you know if this series is for you? Do you like books with adventure, but not gore? Do you like fiction books that are sprinkled with facts? … social commentary in […]

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 […]

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.. […]