Tag Archive | writing for kids

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 […]

Guest Post: On Being a Pantser

Here is a guest post I did a few days ago …

Heirloom Sneak Peek #2

Seed Savers: Heirloom, book three in the Seed Savers Series, is due to be released  in November. Here is another sneak peek, this one from the Lily portion of the book: The hat I wore protected me from the sun’s glare, but after a while I noticed the glare was gone. Looking up, I saw […]

Mutual Inspiration; Why I love School Visits

  I had the wonderful opportunity last week to be a visiting author at two local middle schools, speaking to a total of six 6th grade classes, or about 200 students. It was awesome!!! As some of you might remember, I spent the better part of the past ten years teaching middle school kids, so […]

Gardening Fiction for Spring

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Big Ag Has Won the War On Food In New Middle Grade Series New book series imagines a future where gardening is illegal SALEM, Ore. March 17, 2013—In S. Smith’s exciting new dystopian series, Seed Savers, corporate agriculture and the government have merged into one controlling agency—GRIM. Gardening and seed ownership is […]

Inspiring Young Writers

Originally posted on kindleforkids:
As an author, I’ve met a lot of kids who don’t just enjoy reading my books but also tell me they are writing their own books. As a teacher, writer, and parent, this is exciting. What can we do to foster this interest of writing in our children? The first and…

We Interrupt This Blog

  There are so many things to blog about this fine December morning. There is the woe is me, my coffee maker stopped working unexpectedly tirade. There’s the annual trek to find the perfect tree: it must be tall enough, smell wonderful, have just the perfect spacing between limbs, and of course not have a […]