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Help us bring another New Story with an Old Soul into the world!

A year and a half ago, 577 backers helped us publish The Green Ember by S. D. Smith. Since then Sam's book has found a broad audience, with tens of thousands sold. In the interim, we published a prequel, The Black Star of Kingston, which received a similarly warm reception. As Sam traveled and met thousands of readers at events around the country, he's heard one question on repeat: “Where’s the next book?”

Now…

We’re ready to do it again! S. D. Smith has finished writing Ember Falls, book two in The Green Ember Series. If you're new to the adventures, don't let that stop you! Start with The Green Ember now and you'll be ready when Ember Falls ships. 

We need your help. We’re still a small operation, but we have a little more experience than we did the first time. We want to do this with excellence and bring the best possible book to you, our friends. And we want The Green Ember Series to find an even wider audience. With your help, we’ll be able to do more than just publish another great book. We’ll be able to help it reach even more readers.

About Ember Falls

My Place Beside You…

The stage is set. It’s war. Morbin Blackhawk, slaver and tyrant, threatens to destroy the rabbit resistance forever. Heather and Picket are two young rabbits thrust into unlikely, pivotal roles.

My Blood For Yours…

The fragile alliance forged around the young heir seems certain to fail. Can Heather and Picket help rescue the cause from a certain, sudden defeat?

Till the Green…

Ember Falls

Praise for Ember Falls

"Ember Falls is another winsome entry in S.D. Smith's blossoming anthology of new stories with an old soul. Deeper and richer than its predecessor, this book does for The Green Ember what The Empire Strikes Back did for Star Wars." -Glenn McCarty

"Ember Falls is a rare kind of middle book - not merely repeating the goodness of the first book, but building on it: More thrills, more danger, more friendship, more disaster, and a steady, constant gleam of hope. The next one can't come soon enough." -James D. Witmer

About S. D. Smith

S. D. Smith is the author of the award-losing, good-selling Green Ember series. Sam lives with his wife and four young Smithereens in the coalfields of West Virginia. He grew up in the hills and hollows of Appalachia, but also spent many years in the foothills of the Dragon Mountains (Drakensberg) in South Africa as a missionary kid. As a boy, Sam loved stories and soccer. Now full-grown, mature, wise, and bald, he loves stories and soccer. www.SDSmith.net.

About Zach Franzen, Ember Falls Illustrator 

Zach Franzen is good at drawing stuff and things. He’s a professional illustrator and a semi-professional intellectual, which is better than being an illustrator and a semi-intellectual professional. Zach grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, where he lives with his wife and two young Franzinis. He enjoys reading and thinking smart things. www.AtoZach.com.

About Story Warren

Story Warren's aim is simple. We are allies in imagination. www.StoryWarren.com. 

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About the Rewards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ember Falls eBook
You'll receive the complete book in ePub, Kindle, and PDF format as soon as the files are completed. You'll be able to read it wherever those files are supported. 

Ember Falls Paperback
You'll receive a copy of the trade paperback printing of Ember Falls. It features nearly 20 illustrations from Zach Franzen inside.

Ember Falls Hard Cover
You'll receive a copy of the hard cover printing of Ember Falls, cloth bound with a full color, matte dust jacket.

Ember Falls Audiobook
We had tremendous success with The Green Ember audiobook. So much so, in fact, that we can’t imagine not producing Ember Falls as an audiobook. We’re still working out the details, but we’re excited about bringing you another exciting audio adventure.

Picket’s Sword 

Bring #RabbitsWithSwords to your backyard with this beautiful, wooden sword, featuring an authentic insignia from Heather and Picket’s world right on the hilt. This is a wooden replica of Picket's sword from Ember Falls! (The one on the cover.) Your kids will have a blast with this adventurous toy crafted by the good folks at SturdiGuns.

 

Heather’s Necklace
A beautiful, embossed torch set in nickel silver, on a silver chain. This is another item drawn directly from the pages of Ember Falls. No spoilers here, but Heather's wearing this lovely necklace on the cover. Bear the flame!

 

Eefaw Potter’s Mug Eefaw Potter was inspired by a real potter: Eddy Efaw. Eddy’s been at work at the wheel, hand-crafting these beautiful mugs. We have just a few of them to include in our rewards. They’re beautiful, lovely to drink from, and uniquely rabbity. You’re sure to love it.

 

Author Appearance

S. D. Smith will visit your school / home school coop / church group. He’s spoken to children and grown-ups around the country, and inspires children to love reading, to love great stories, and to tell great stories with their lives.

Signed, Numbered Art Print from Zach Franzen
We're creating 5 x 7" reproductions of 4 different illustrations from the interior of Ember Falls. Each beautiful print will be signed and numbered by the illustrator. Suitable for framing.

The Green Ember eBook
We’ll send you the eBook files for The Green Ember in ePub, Kindle, and PDF formats. You'll be able to read it wherever those files are supported. 

The Green Ember Paperback
You'll receive a copy of The Green Ember in paperback.

The Green Ember Hardcover
You'll receive a copy of the hard cover printing of The Green Ember, cloth bound with a full color, matte dust jacket.

The Green Ember Audiobook
You’ll receive a download of The Green Ember audiobook, Finalist for Audible Children’s Book of the Year. Expertly read by Joel Clarkson.

The Black Star of Kingston eBook
You'll receive this novella, the first in The Tales of Old Natalia, in ePub, Kindle, and PDF format.

The Black Star of Kingston Soft Cover You'll receive a copy of The Black Star of Kingston in soft cover.

The Black Star of Kingston Audiobook
You’ll get a download of the The Black Star of Kingston audiobook, wonderfully read by Eric Fritzius. This short audio adventure will delight your family.

Risks and challenges

The books listed as rewards are all completely written and are currently in the final stages of design. We have production facilities scheduled based on our expectations, but as with any Kickstarter project, should we be successful beyond our wildest imaginations, we might face production delays beyond our current forecasting ability.

The publishing staff for this project brings over 25 years of publishing experience to the table. From editorial to design to production and fulfillment, they have worked in all phases of book publishing.

S. D. Smith has written numerous books, short stories, and poems. This is his third novel to be published.

Zach Franzen is an established, busy illustrator. His client list makes us look like small potatoes. We're glad to call him a friend.

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    NEWCOMER PACK PLUS T-SHIRT:
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    THE EEFAW POTTER ART EXTRAVAGANZA PACK:
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    PATRON PACK:
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    MASTER PATRON PACK:
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    AUTHOR APPEARANCE PLUS:
    Bring S. D. Smith to your School / Homeschool Coop / Church group – 30 Ember Falls soft covers to share, plus some bonuses for you: Signed Ember Falls hard cover, the Ember Falls audiobook, Ember Falls sticker, travel within 150 miles covered. ***Trips further than 150 miles will require the negotiation of additional travel costs.

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    MUNIFICENT BENEFACTOR:
    We’ll send you an advance, pre-release copy of the book-in-progress. We’ll do all the stuff in the $1000 tier, too. This tier is built for a benefactor who believes in new stories with an old soul. We’ll commission a special, one-of-a-kind painting from Illustrator Zach Franzen, too. Painting to be delivered later in 2016.

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