S. Smith grew up on a farm with a tremendously large garden. She maintains that if you can't taste the soil on a carrot, it's not fresh enough. Although she now lives with her husband, children, and three cats in the city, she still manages to grow fruit and vegetables on their lot, as well as tend to a couple of egg-laying and friendly hens.
Smith has been writing since she could hold a pencil, although the lettering she left on her grandmother's books sometimes contained a reverse capital R. In high school, she won awards for her poetry and short stories, and later was an editor on her college newspaper. Upon graduating with a degree in Communication Arts, Smith accepted a job at a small newspaper in eastern Oregon. She later declined the offer, choosing instead to teach English in China. Though she had an idea for a novel or memoir back then, the only writing produced were the many letters home detailing her exploits to friends and relatives.
After China, Smith spent many years teaching in private and public schools, filling hoards of notebooks with her writing--though mostly lesson plans. Along the way, she has written essays, newspaper articles, children's books, and poetry, very little of which she bothered to publish.
S. Smith currently devotes more time to her writing, resulting in a weekly blog, two complete novels, and two more nearly finished. Ms. Smith is a member of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) and an OSU Master Gardener. She gardens and writes at her home in the beautiful and green Pacific Northwest.
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The author of the Seed Savers series shares the inspiration behind the original book.
Keeper (Seed Savers)
by S. Smith
As James Gardener works to keep Seed Savers from splintering, Lily, Clare, & Dante become reckless and begin sneaking out of their hidden safe house. Will their desire to meet with an old friend lead to forgiveness, or will it end in betrayal?
Heirloom (Seed Savers)
by S. Smith
In this third installment of the futuristic Seed Savers series, Lily travels cross-country searching for her missing father who led a failed rebellion before she was born. Clare and Dante, meanwhile, enjoy life on a farm in Canada while learning more of the shocking history of how gardening became illegal in the United States.
BookElves Anthology Volume 1
by Jemima Pett, Rebecca M. Douglass, Fiona Ingram, M. G. King, Wendy Leighton-Porter, S. Smith, & Ben Zackheim
Seven stories, seven situations threatening the festivities – a postbag that gets bigger, a Santa in summer, the strange disappearance of the gifts, a petnapping gang, a snowstorm in the wilds, a kidnapped messenger, and a whole raft of celebrations that are too strange to contemplate.
Will the holidays be a disaster? Or will seven bookelves weave seasonal magic?
Lily (Seed Savers)
by S. Smith
It’s definitely not what she had in mind for summer vacation.When her friends disappear under mysterious circumstances, thirteen-year-old Lily sets out to discover more about the secret organization with which they had become involved. The truth she uncovers sets her on a path fraught with uncertainty. How will Lily decide which way to turn or whom she can trust?
Treasure (Seed Savers)
by S. Smith
It’s 2077. There’s no apocalypse, but some things are different. Things like the weather, the internet, and food. In Clare’s world, blueberry is just a flavor and apples are found only in fairy tales. When the authorities discover the children’s forbidden tomato plant and arrest their mother, Clare and her brother flee, looking for a place called "The Garden State."
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