Things I Love to Do
I think the title of this blog is funny, because I don’t really feel guilty about the things that I enjoy. I’ve come to believe that “self care” is really important. It helps us to keep a positive clear outlook on life. It helps us to be the kind of people we should be–generous, kind, optimistic. It helps us to see God’s hand gently guiding our lives. Taking care of Continue reading
VC with Grandma Andrews
Memories from a Long, Long Time Ago
What’s your earliest childhood memory? I have a hard time with that question. Often I can’t decide if I actually remember something, or if I’ve been told about it so many times that I think I Continue reading
Research behind Light of Dawn
The third and final book in my remnant series released a few days ago. Today I want to share with you some of the research that went into that book. I’ll admit, it was a real hoot to write, and the things I learned? Well they give me a lot of optimism about Continue reading
Most writers have a tag line. It’s something we put on our website, our business cards, our social media pages…anywhere we can fit it. It’s something that is supposed to describe not just Continue reading
V and Bob in Colorado, researching the Amish!
Let’s get to know each other! Today I thought I’d share 10 facts about me–some are a little strange and some are pretty normal. I’ll let you Continue reading
Earlier this month my husband and I had the pleasure of visiting Monte Vista, Colorado–the setting for my Amish Bishop Mystery Series. Yes, there are Amish there! Here are a few things I learned while in the area: Continue reading
Have you ever been to the San Luis Valley? It’s the setting for my new release, What the Bishop Saw which is now available where ever books are sold. Today I thought I’d share some information about the area. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
I had a nice surprise when I peeked over at my Amazon page this week – 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. Until then, Kindle readers get an Continue reading
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.
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!