Video Trailer: Seed Savers – Treasure

Seed Savers - TreasureTwo kids, two bikes, and an idea they can change their world.

It’s 2077. There’s no apocalypse, but some things are different. Things like the weather, the internet, and food. In twelve-year-old Clare’s world, blueberry is just a flavor and apples are found only in fairy tales. Then one day Clare meets an old woman who teaches her about seeds and real food, despite the fact that it’s illegal.

Can the children learn enough before being stopped by GRIM, the government agency controlling the nation’s food?

And can they, only children, help change the world?

Seed Savers: Treasure, the middle grade science fiction book by S. Smith, is available on, Smashwords, and Amazon UK.

Don’t forget, you can cast your vote for trailer of the month on November 29, 2014 at 1 p.m. Pacific time.

Print Book Party Time

print book partyIt’s Sunday, so you know what that means, right? Party time, print book style! You can find loads of bargain print books right here at the Indies Unlimited Print Book Party.

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Time in Writing

TimeIn the first part of my post, The Concept of Time in Writing, I talked about the malleability of time, and the way in which we, as writers, use it as a concept and a reference. In this second part I will focus more on the way it affects us physically, as sentient beings; sometimes it doesn’t seem fluid at all. In fact, sometimes it feels remorselessly constricting.

The skills you garner to become that iconic author – be that a university/college degree, or through the university of life and the college of hard knocks – regardless of which route you take, it requires time to master. It takes time to acquire the experiences that you write about or use as believable backdrops for your narrations, and there are the countless hours spent researching to assure the readers’ suspension of disbelief: time, time and more time. Continue reading “Time in Writing”