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I’m so happy to announce the release of my new Amish mystery series, which begins with What the Bishop Saw.
- The ebook has released early in Amazon’s Kindle store.
- The print book will release on May 1 with all vendors, and the ebook will be available at that time with all other vendors including B&N, BAM, CBD, etc.
- Reviews are already being posted to Amazon and Goodreads, so check them out!
- We’re going to celebrate with a Mystery Giveaway, see details below in my Rafflecopter box. (Clue #1 – the value is over $60)
- In May I’ll be traveling to Monte Vista, Colorado to bring you pictures and live video from the Amish community where this series is set.
You can purchase What the Bishop Saw at your local bookstore or on-line:
To access a list of all my books, in order, use the Books/Booklist button above. Also check out my blog, From the Back Porch, below. I’m sharing Amish Fun Facts once a month.
The release of a new book just doesn’t get old for me. This is book #19, and my hope is that you’ll find it’s the best yet.
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Amish, Mystery and Suspense Novels
From the Back Porch
As you know, What the Bishop Saw is available in the Kindle store. The actual book releases on May 1, and the print as well as ebook will be available everywhere books are sold on that date.
Today I thought I’d share with you my inspiration for this novel, which was actually 3 things.
- When I was in Ohio on a book tour with Shelley Shepard Gray and Amy Clipston, we have the fun pleasure of meeting with a local Amish church group at a diner. I sat next to the bishop, and he shared with me his duties, the everyday problems of raising children, and his love for the members of his church. As you can imagine, it was an awesome experience.
- Later in that tour, we visited Heini’s Cheese in Berlin, Ohio. An old Amish gentleman named Atlee gave us a tour of the place. He was funny, sharp as a tack, very energetic, and he was in his 80s. Atlee is who I thought of as I wrote about my bishop, Henry Lapp. I did decide to make Henry a little younger.
- Lastly I’m a news junked. I came across an article about people who had suffered from traumatic brain injuries, and the result was that they had amazing abilities that they hadn’t had before. They became accidental savants. Which started me thinking, would that be a good thing or a bad thing? But we believe, as Christians, that all things work together for the good of those that love God…so I knew where my story needed to go.
I’m having a lot of fun with this series, and I like exploring the idea that God can turn any situation into good. Now it’s your turn. What situation have you seen God use for good — in your life or someone that you know? Leave a comment, and I’ll pull one name randomly to win a $10 Amazon gift certificate. Last week’s winner was Linda M.
Announcements for this week:
- What the Bishop Saw will release in stores everywhere on May 1. Be on the look out!
- My rafflecopter giveaway is live – this month I’m giving away a mystery package! You can access here or simply go to my webpage and scan to the bottom of the page.
- My inspirational romantic suspense novels are still 99 cents in the kindle and nook stores.
- I’ll be presenting at the Lampasas Public library in Lampasas, TX on May 23rd at 5:30. If you’re in the area, please stop by!