Tag Archive | urban gardening

Author S. Smith Press Release

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   LOCAL AUTHOR COMPLETES TEXAS BOOK TOUR Ultimate Food Police Imagined in Speculative YA Series SALEM, Ore. May 10, 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 day when corporate agriculture and the government have merged […]

Texas Earth Day Tour Recap

It wasn’t a blog tour, it was a real tour. We left on April 9 and returned–on schedule–May 1. A rental car we wished we could keep carried us safely through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada as we attended the wedding of a niece and appeared in bookstores and […]

The Eden at the End of the Oregon Trail

Like a fish in water not appreciating it until he’s gasping for air out of it, so, I think, it takes those of us born and raised in the Willamette Valley some time to realize that we live in one of the best places on earth. I think I realized this in my thirties, but […]

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 […]

Silverton’s Rooted in Food Fair

This is where I will be on Saturday! If you are in the area, come see me.     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!  

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…

Book tour! Seed Savers Book 3: Heirloom by S. Smith

A kid’s review of Heirloom. This Kid Reviews Books Today I get to be part of a blog tour for a series I have been reading that I really enjoy. I like this dystopian adventure series because it is very different from a lot of story plots out there! In book one of this series, […]

Seed Savers: Heirloom

Originally posted on Anakalian Whims:
Title: Heirloom Author: S. Smith Genre: Young Adult Length: 300 pages “I haven’t been this in love with a young adult series since Harry Potter,” I wrote after reading the first installment of the Seed Savers Series – Treasure – for the first time.  Having now read the second and…