S. D. Smith, whose fantasy adventure The Green Ember has been compared to The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings, will talk about his books and sign them for young fans at the Greenbrier County Public Library on Friday, Aug. 7, at 5:30 p.m. The author’s books are popular with middle grade readers, but also appeal to many younger children. Parents who like to read aloud to their children give the book high praise, often saying the kids would keep begging for “just one more chapter.”
The Green Ember follows the story of Heather and Pickett, two young rabbits with swords who find themselves caught up in an unexpected adventure. A moralistic tale with heroes to root for and villains to revile, the book merits a 5-star rating from 92 percent of the reviewers on Amazon.
Author Sam Smith lives in Grandview, WV, with his wife and four children – the “Smithereens.”
Sam Smith’s appearance at the library is sponsored by the Lewisburg Literary Festival, and will take place the evening the festival opens. All events at the Festival are free to the public, but tickets are required for the three main speakers at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, and are available at the Greenbrier County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Read about all the Festival events online at www.lewisburgliteraryfestival.com.