A month ago, we entered a new year. The wonderful thing about beginning a new year is that we put certain events of the past year in a file inside our minds and hearts—whether the events were cherished or ones that will always hurt and haunt us—and we set out afresh with new hopes,… Read more »
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Hello, Reader Friends ~ I’m so excited to share with you about a latest release–Amish Christmas at North Star. It’s my first fiction compilation book and it’s now out! It was an honor to write on this heartwarming collection of short stories with four wonderful authors: Mindy Starns Clark with her daughter Emily Clark, Amanda Flower, and… Read more »
When I’m writing a novel, one of my goals is to put enough Pennsylvania Dutch into the books that readers get the feel of the language as well as a sense of being inside the Amish world. A few readers have asked for the pronunciation of some of those words. They’ve also asked why different… Read more »
The winner of this giveaway was Betty K. of Lexington, South Carolina. Congratulations, Betty. Each new season brings joy and often respite, but it seems by the end of it, we’re ready for the next season. Will Ariana be ready for the next season that will face her? Ariana’s comfortable Old Order Amish world… Read more »
The winners of this giveaway were: Lori Mason, Martha Burke, Charlene McDonnough, Kristen Lehman, and Christina Rolsma. Although I didn’t get a chance to post the winners name until now, almost the end of October, the winners received their books the middle of September. THANK YOU to everyone who participated. I’m so excited to let… Read more »