Sunday, August 23, 2015

I'm Moving!

Hello, Middle Hundred Readers!

As of today, 8/23/15, you can find The Middle Hundred and my new website at

Come on by and check out the new website.  It's beautiful!  

This blog will be going dark in one week.

Thanks for following me!


Sunday, August 16, 2015

Cocoon Time!

Life Altering Principle � Butterfly Effect � Part 2 � SRGM ...

Hi All,

Guess what?  I'm giving my website a makeover!  That means it will be down for a few days, and might be a bit rumpled when it's back up, but with a little love and patience, it will shake out some pretty new wings and fly!

Fingers crossed!


Thursday, July 30, 2015

We Have Winners!

The Toymaker's Apprentice Goodreads Giveaway is over!  Congratulations to the three winners:

  1. Rebecca S.
  2. Jessica H.
  3. Melissa M.

Each of you will be receiving a signed copy of the ARC, complete with my fancy new King of Mice sigil stamp!  

Thanks to everyone who entered.  Keep your eyes peeled for more giveaways and Toymaker-related fun!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

It's a GIVEAWAY!!!

It's a Goodreads giveaway!


Do you like Fantasy?  Adventure?  Swashbuckling rats and erudite squirrels?  How about all of the above?

Get your red-hot advanced readers copy of my newest book!  Enter to win one of three signed Advance Reader copies, starting at midnight tonight!  Log in to Goodreads, or click the link below to enter.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Toymaker's Apprentice by Sherri L. Smith

The Toymaker's Apprentice

by Sherri L. Smith

Giveaway ends July 29, 2015.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter Giveaway

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Meet the Author - Keep the Party Going!

Hey gang!  Comic Con may be in the rear view window, but there's still time to get your geek on!  I'll be a the Rosewood Main Library in the City of Commerce, CA next Saturday for COMIC BOOK INVASION!  Details are below.  Be there AND be square... which is to say, awesome!

Sat., 7/25/15, 10AM – 4PM – COMIC BOOK INVASION
City of Commerce Public Library, Rosewood Main Branch, 5655 Jillson St, Commerce, CA 90040

   Look at this line up!

  • Meet comic book authors and artists
  • Meet authors of teen literature
  • Face painting
  • Costume contest
  • Create a zine
  • Learn about Lucha Libre
  • Attend drawing workshops
  • Wanna start reading comics, but don’t know where to start?  Join us for Comic Book 101
  • Wanna Cosplay, but don’t know where to start?  Join us for a Cosplay panel

    I’ll be on a panel at 11:00AM, and signing afterwards.  

   Sound like fun?  Then I hope to see you there!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Meet the Author: 2015 San Diego Comic Con


That's right, kids, it's time to:

Come see me this week in San Diego:

7/8/15 - 7/12/15 - Tired Girl Collective, Table O-12, Small Press, San Diego Comic Con

We've got some cute stuff at my crafty table this year.  See more of what's in store here.  Ms. Bates, the famous artist, has outdone herself this year:


And we've got the requisite cute nerdy jewelry!


I'll also have a speculative fiction short story, limited edition!  If you want to read the nearly-unknown works of Sherri L. Smith, swing by and pick up a copy!

I'll also be a on a panel:

Sunday, 7/12/15 - "Middle Grade Spectacular"
11 AM - 12 PM, Room 25ABC
Mysteries, magic, missions! Monsters, myths, Minecraft! It's time for some middle grade merriment! Authors Melissa de la Cruz (The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel), D. J. MacHale (Voyagers: Project Alpha), Jonathan Maberry (Orphan Army),Sherri Smith (The Toymaker's Apprentice), Judd Winick (Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth), and Sean Fay Wolfe (The Elementia Chronicles #1: Quest for Justice) explore the boundless world of middle grade fiction. Ages 8 and up.

Hope to see you all there!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Where I've Been: So Many Places, So Many Things!

Dear readers,

I have been away for so long, I don't know where to begin filling in the story!  I've fulfilled a life long dream:

I've traveled to London...


...and Florence for a research trip!

And I've spent two weeks on a writing retreat in Southern Italy!

In short, it's been busy, busy, busy and wonderful.  But new things are up ahead:

Comic Con!  I'll be in San Diego next week for the greatest pop culture and comic book convention of all time.  Come see me at Tired Girl Press, Table O-12 in small press.  I'll also have a panel on Sunday for middle grade books!  Details to follow in another post.

Hope your summer is shaping up to be as adventurous as my Spring!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Meet the Author - Teen Book Fest - Saturday 3/21/15 - Ontario, California

Colony High Branch Library
3850 E. Riverside Drive, Ontario, California  91761
9:30am - 5:00pm

Hey gang, come on out and join me, and a plethora of amazing YA authors for an amazing time this Saturday:  Jessica Brody, Anna Carey, Cecil Castellucci, Debra Driza, Katie Finn, Maurene Goo, Claudia Gray, Aaron Hartzler, Jessica Khoury, Melissa Landers, Shannon Messenger, Lauren Miller, Elizabeth Ross, Mary Elizabeth Summer and Kasie West!  I'll be on two panels,"DIfferent Worlds: When You are Other" and "Hidden Lives:  Escaping Your Past," plus Author Speed Dating for some fun face-to-face time with you.  Come out and play

Friday, March 13, 2015


The novel formerly known as Drosselmeyer.  In stores October 13, 2015.  Squee!

It's middle grade historical fantasy, with a fantastic cover by the amazing Sarah Watts, and some great art goodies on the inside, as well.  I can't wait to share it with you!
(What do you think of the new title?)

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Meet the Author: A few things

It's been a while since I've done my blogging duty.  I've been writing and rewriting and rewriting my latest novel.  The good news is, it's done now.  I'll be posting more about it soon.

I've also been out and about doing things.  Great things, and then every day sort of normal things (like loads of laundry and last minute grocery trips).  There will be more soon about those things, too (the great ones, at least).

For now, I just want to let you know about three events I've got coming up later this month and next:

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  February 21, 2015 - SCIBA Children's Literacy Day - Long Beach, CA

If you're a Southern California Independent Bookseller, I hope I'll see you at this year's Literacy Day!  I'm on the "We Need Diverse Books" panel at 2:15pm with Ayize Jama-EverettCynthia Kadohata,  and Stacey Lee.  I hope to see you there!

    March 21, 2015 - Ontario Library Teen Book Fest - Ontario, CA

    Join me and fifteen of your other favorite California authors at the fifth annual Teen Book Fest in Ontario!  I've got two panels, "Different Worlds" in the morning and "Hidden Lives" in the afternoon.  It is going to be amazing.  Come join the awesome!

    HomeMarch 27 - 29, 2015 - AnomalyCon - Denver, CO
    A steampunk and alternate history convention?  What?!  Count me in!  If you're in the Denver area, or can get there, this promises to be an incredibly rich event.  I'm on six (!) panels throughout the weekend, discussing everything from gender and diversity to character building and romance!  If you're at AnomalyCon, look for me and say hello!

    There!  A lot of good stuff on the horizon.  I've got some amazing pictures coming up from my chat with Lt.Col Robert Friend, Tuskegee Airman and all around wonder man.  He's amazing and I can't wait to tell you all about him!

    Now, back to doing laundry.  Have a great week everyone!

    Wednesday, January 14, 2015

    Meet the Author: Museum of History and Art, Ontario, CA

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    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 5:30 to 7:00 PM
    Museum of History and Art, 225 South Euclid Avenue, Ontario, California 91762

    If you live in Southern California and want to do something awesome, come out to the Museum of History an Art in Ontario for Pioneers in Flight:  Breaking Barriers.  I'll be speaking along with a very special guest-- Tukeegee Airman Lt. Co. Robert J. Friend!  It's going to be amazing, guys.  I'm giddy just thinking about it!

    It's all part of a program on African Americans in Flight.  Check out their calendar for a writing workshop and other aviation-related events!

     Reservations are required.  Just call 909/395-2510.  Hope to see you there!

    And yes, that's Ontario, California.  Not Canada.  Maybe next time!