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About vannettachapman

Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania. Her novel, Falling to Pieces, was a 2012 ACFW Carol Award finalist. A Promise for Miriam earned a spot on the June 2012 Christian Retailing Top Ten Fiction list. Chapman was a teacher for 15 years and currently writes full time. She lives in the Texas hill country with her husband. For more information, visit her at www.VannettaChapman.com

Amish Fun Facts 3

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I wanted to share more Amish fun facts. I hope you enjoy these. Many people ask me about the day to day happening in Amish life.

  • Do they celebrate holidays?
  • What kind of toys do the children play with?
  • How does that dating thing really work?

I’ve enjoyed visiting with Amish families and asking these questions myself. Click on each picture to enlarge it, and feel free to share on your Facebook pages or twitter feeds or just forward the email to someone who enjoys learning about the Amish. These pictures are from Amish communities in Ohio and Indiana. If you ever get the chance to visit, they’re both wonderful places to go.

You may occasionally read different and even conflicting things in Amish books. This is because each community does things a little differently. Their churches operate independently, although they share the same traditions. The Ordnung (rules) of each community are decided by local leadership and members. What have you learned about the Amish that surprised you? Leave a comment and I’ll choose one winner to send an Amish prize package to.

Blessings,

V

Announcements for this week:

  • My next Amish book, What the Bishop Saw, releases six weeks. This is a new cozy mystery series, and it takes place in Monte Vista, Colorado. Pre-order details here.
  • CBD is offering paperback versions of Raging Storm for $8.99. That’s 40% off. Amazon has lowered the price to $9.99.
  • My inspirational romantic suspense books, Hidden and Protected are currently 99 cents in the Kindle and Nook stores.
  • I’ll be selling and signing books at the Tyler Quilt Show this Friday and Saturday. If you live in the area, please stop by and say hello!

Amish Fun Facts 2

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Time for some more Amish fun facts! I hope you enjoy these. Click on each picture to enlarge it, and feel free to share on your Facebook pages or twitter feeds or just forward the email to someone who enjoys learning about the Amish. These are all pictures that I took while visiting Amish communities in Ohio and Indiana. If you ever get the chance, they’re both wonderful places to go.

Feel free to chime in with your comments/observations. I know that the Amish do things differently in different communities, so your experience might have been different than mine.

Blessings,

V

Announcements for this week:

  • My next Amish book will be What the Bishop Saw, and it takes place in Monte Vista, Colorado. Pre-order details here.
  • My publisher is offering free shipping on paperback versions of Raging Storm and a price of $10.49. Use promo promo code RAGINGSTORM when you checkout.
  • CBD is offering paperback versions of Raging Storm for $8.99. That’s 40% off.
  • Our Goodreads giveaway began and will continue through the 28th. We’re giving away 10 copies of Raging StormClick here to enter.
  • Lots of blog stops and giveaways. Click here to learn more.

Early Release & a Book Club

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C2enUnWXUAEx80SI’m all for sharing fantastic news–Amazon has released Raging Storm early! I love that. CBD and B&N will be releasing in the next week. Reviews are already coming in.

So fast paced that it was hard to put down. ~Sandy

Well written and engaging. ~Kris

I loved this book. ~Keri

Biding my time for the next book, which can’t come fast enough. ~Maureen

As excited as I am, I’m not blogging today simply to tell you about my new book. I also wanted to share that my publisher, Harvest House, is hosting a Book Club for Raging Storm. You can apply to participate here.

Each Participants will receive:
• A free copy of “Raging Storm” with other themed gifts
• Access to an exclusive Facebook group with discussions and interactions with the author.

Last day to apply is Friday, January 27th. We’re doing lots of fun things to celebrate this release. Check out the Announcements below my signature

Raging Storm is about the enduring nature of our faith, the importance of family and friends, and the certainty that God’s grace is always enough. I hope you’ll give it a try. The first chapter can be read on Goodreads or you can download a sample from your favorite ebook vendor.

Blessings,

V~

Announcements for this week:

  • There’s still 2 days left to enter to win my Texas Prize Pack.
  • I’ll be having a Facebook release party on Feb 2nd at 6:30 p.m. CST, and yes, there will be prizes!
  • Deep Shadows, book 1 in my dystopian series is now 99 cents with all ebook vendors.
  • Overshadowed, the prequel to this series is free all the time (ebook only).
  • An Amish Market is $1.99 with all ebook vendors for a very limited time.
  • Paperback versions of Deep ShadowsRaging Storm, and What the Bishop Saw are all under $9 at ChristianBooks.com.

Why Dystopian

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I’m so excited to let you know that Deep Shadows, book 1 in my dystopian series, The Remnant, is now on sale for 99 cents! It doesn’t get any better than that, unless it’s free. Speaking of free, Overshadowed, the prequel to this series is free all the time (ebook only).

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I thought it would be fun to answer some of the most frequent questions I receive about this series.

Q. What is dystopian anyway? I’ll skip the fancy, academic definitions. Dystopian books deal with the future (in this case, the near future), and they portray a world that isn’t quite as perfect as we’d like it to be.

Q. Why did you write that? I like challenging myself with questions like Would I be smart enough to… Many times the answer to that is maybe at best! My mom knows a lot more about practical living than I do, but I like to think that I could learn. In many ways, this series asks if I could live a plain and simple life. (Remind you of something else I’ve written?)

Q. What point did you hope to get across? That God’s grace is always enough, regardless our circumstance. That maybe it would be good if we got to know our neighbors a little better. That simpler makes sense. That teenagers are smarter than we often give them credit for. And that we are all stronger when we pull together.

Q. Is their faith in this story? Yes, there is! I can’t imagine writing about main characters who don’t have their feet set firmly on the truth of scripture. Which doesn’t mean their perfect. Shelby and Max and Carter have their doubts, they struggle with questions of why, and they sometimes don’t know what they should do in a situation. But always, they fall back on their faith.

Q. Will you still write Amish books? Yes! What the Bishop Saw is a new Amish mystery series set in Colorado and will release 5-1-17.

Now it’s your turn. If you have a question, let me know.

Blessings,

V~

Announcements for this week:

  • Deep Shadows, book 1 in my dystopian series is now 99 cents with all ebook vendors.
  • Overshadowed, the prequel to this series is free all the time (ebook only).
  • Sarah’s Orphans is currently $3.19 and Anna’s Healing is $2.99 in the Amazon Kindle store.
  • Raging Storm recently received a 4 star review from Romantic Times. This is the 2nd book in my series The Remnant and will release 1-31-17. If you pre-order, Amazon offers a price guarantee. If the price goes down between now and release, you’ll receive the lower price.
  • Paperback versions of Deep Shadows, Raging Storm, and What the Bishop Saw are all under $9 at ChristianBooks.com.