|“||Smith is the award-losing author of The Green Ember Series, a middle-grade adventure fantasy saga in progress.||”|
Samuel Dale "S. D." Smith is the bestselling author of The Green Ember series, a succession of middle-grade fantasy-adventure novels.
"S. D. Smith is the best husband Gina Smith has so far had and father to four Smithereens who are still young enough to appreciate what passes for his wit and wisdom. Sam is a West Virginia native, a sometime sojourner in southern Africa and the Caribbean, and current resident of his house.
Sam is an award-losing author, having featured as a runner-up for the West Virginia Fiction Award, World Magazine’s Children’s Book of the Year, and Audible’s Kids Audiobook of the Year. He has also lost every other literary award ever given over the entire course of human history.
Sam is a co-founder of Story Warren, a site for parents and others who love children and want to be “allies in imagination.”
Sam has spoken at conferences and classrooms across the country, occasionally doing what disgraced former experts have called, “a pretty decent job.”
He enjoys soccer, West Virginia sports, reading, eating chocolate chip cookies, getting letters from readers, and spending time with his family."
S. D. Smith was born in Huntington, West Virginia, on February 11, 1977. He was also raised in the aforementioned state for a period of time in his childhood, but has also spent some of his young years in Ohio, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng (as a missionary kid) (South Africa) and briefly in Puerto Rico and Zimbabwe.
He currently lives in Grandview, West Virginia his wife and children, where he enjoys spending time with his family, writing, and reading the works of authors that include C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. He is a devout Anglican and currently attends church in the Grandview area.
His Green Ember series has proved to be rather popular, as he has listed as one of the Top 100 Bestselling Authors on Amazon and The Green Ember's audiobook has spent time as #1 in worldwide sales on Audible.
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- ↑ FAQS: The Green Ember and S. D. Smith
- ↑ About Sam (latter paragraph)
- ↑ About Sam (former paragraph)