Tag Archive | YA

#BacktoSchool with the Seed Savers Series

(Updated Aug. 2019) All good things must come to an end, and so the summer of 2019 is winding down. But no need to be sad! Thousands of kids around the country are excitedly anticipating returning to their classrooms and school friends (and in many places are already back!)  If you are a teacher, librarian, […]

#EarthDay Matters

Today is Earth Day. Established in 1970 and paid tribute to in some way each year since, never before has it seemed as important as now. For the first time, scientists are banding together to “March for Science” on Earth Day. One wonders how, in the year 2017, we got to a place where scientists […]

Spotlight on Keeper

Today’s post introduces the most recent Seed Savers book, Keeper. Keeper is book 4 in the series and was released in November. Most people think you need to read a series in order, though I don’t agree (blog post about that opinion here.) Posts about each of the other books can be found here: Treasure, Lily, Heirloom, […]

Free Christmas Short Story

Looking for a quick and cozy Christmas short story? Look no further! For three days, 28 Days–A Smoky Mountain Christmas is FREE on Kindle. Here is the blurb: It’s Christmas holiday and Lily is stuck in a remote mountain village surrounded by people with unfamiliar cultural traditions.With school out for a month and no internet […]

Back to School Means Author Visits

As an author of middle grade and YA books I have the pleasure not only of doing signings at book stores, but also of conducting author visits in schools. I love doing author visits and hope this year to incorporate more into my schedule. Read an earlier post of why I love school visits here. […]

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 […]

IS ENVI-FI THE NEWEST SCIENCE FICTION SUBGENRE?

Third Book Released in Environmental Dystopian YA Series SALEM, Ore. December 11, 2013— S. Smith recently released the third installment in her middle grade/YA series, Seed Savers. Heirloom chronicles the lives of three young friends in a not-so-distant future where large corporations and the government have merged and taken control of the food supply. Like […]