On reading and writing Amish fiction


I recently asked readers what they like most about reading Amish fiction. Here are a few of the answers: Amish fiction transports me to the simpler life that I wish I were living in with my family. The beautiful, rural settings always leave me with a sense of peace. I love their lifestyle, their faith,… Read More

Summer Beach Reads


Need some good summer beach reads? Well, you’re in luck! I have a few recommendations from the ladies who review over at Destination Amish. It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to sit down under a shade tree with a stack of books, a hungry imagination, and a curious mind. Summer, to me, is all… Read More

The Amish and the Military | Sneak Peak at ‘Amish Promises’


The Amish believe in non-resistance—not only do they believe in not participating in wars, but they also believe in turning the other cheek in day-to-day conflicts. Several years ago I came up with the idea of placing a modern American military family next door to an Amish family in Lancaster County. What would happen when… Read More

These are a Few of My Favorite Things


As I’m writing this, I’m amazed that 2014 has come to an end. I’m thankful for another beautiful Christmas with my family and to celebrate another year of wonder and blessings. I just wanted to share a few things that I found especially wonderful in 2014. There were so many highlights of this past year …… Read More

An Interview with Sarah Price author of “An Amish Buggy Ride”


A couple of months back I interviewed author Sarah Price and had a good response so I thought it would be fun to chat with her about An Amish Buggy Ride. Enjoy! Hi Sarah! Thanks for letting me interview you again. Let’s chat about An Amish Buggy Ride. Can you share with us your inspiration… Read More

Autumn and the Amish


Autumn and the Amish I love autumn. The crunch of dry leaves. Crisp mornings. The smell of wood smoke. And the harvest. Years ago, I used to can fruits and vegetables and make applesauce in September and October, but as my kids got busier and busier with school and activities, I couldn’t keep up with… Read More

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