What I’ve Learned About Family from Researching the Amish

I’ve written numerous novels about the Amish. I first became interested after meeting a couple in Montana. My daughter introduce me to them! They grew up Amish and lost two daughters in a horse-and-buggy and semi accident. As I learned more about their lives, I found great stories for novels. And as I learned more […]

Researching the Amish Community Helped Me Take a Closer Look at My Own

My first Amish novel, Beside Still Waters (pick up a copy for just $2.99!), came out in 2011. When I set out to write an Amish novel, I thought I was simply relating a good story that would entertain readers. I did that, but I also had no idea how I would change—how my ideas […]

7 Top Amish Resources on the Internet!

Amish Fiction Cindy Woodsmall Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times best-selling author who has written a dozen (and counting!) works of fiction and one of nonfiction. She and her dearest Old Order Amish friend, Miriam Flaud, coauthored the nonfiction, Plain Wisdom: An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women. Cindy’s […]

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