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WELCOME to my official webpage.

It’s rainy and cold in Texas, which is fine by us. It was a long, hot and dry summer. I appreciate that you’ve taken the time to stop by. Click around and if you have a question or comment, I’d love to hear from you. You can drop me a line via the Connect/Contact button at the top of this page!

My new Amish cozy mystery series is now available in ebook and print. Center Point Books will also offer a large print copy in early 2020.

Who killed Russell Dixon?

When Agatha Lapp’s brother and sister-in-law are tragically killed in a buggy accident, Agatha relocates to the new Amish community in Hunt Texas, nestled in the Texas Hill Country.  She’s there to make a success of her brother’s dream–an Amish B&B. Agatha is friendly, efficient, and capable. She’s also a fifty-five year old widow who has learned to be independent. When she discovers Russell Dixon’s lifeless body in Cabin 3, she runs next door where retired detective Tony Vargas lives. The police determine that her guest died of natural causes, but as Agatha and Tony put together the events of the previous two days they become convinced that the police are Dead Wrong.

Dead Wrong is a story of discovering new friendships and embracing a different path in the midst of tragedy. Above all else, it’s a story of God’s grace and provision.

There will be at least 3 books in this series, which will include a cameo appearance from Henry, my main character in The Amish Bishop Mystery series. Preorder your copy today, and after you’ve read it, I’d love to hear from you.

In other news:

  • I have 2 shorter novels releasing in the next 2 months. Fading Into the Night (80 pages) first appeared in the Summer of Suspense anthology. If you didn’t read it there, you can purchase it as a standalone for only 99c. Available for pre-order at Amazon, and I’ll have a link for other retailers soon. Midnight Strike (approximately 120 pages) will continue Nora’s story in the Cyber Crime division. This time it isn’t an Amish setting, but I believe you’ll enjoy the suspense. You can pre-order for $2.99 here.  Once I have all 4 stories done, I’ll release it in print as well.
  • I’m nearly finished with my Indiana Amish Bride series. My working title is “For Richer or Poorer.” I can’t wait to share this with you. I believe the release date is fall 2020.
  • My entire Plain & Simple Miracles is on sale in ebook format. Brian’s Choice is free for a limited time. Anna’s Healing is 99c, Joshua’s Mission and Sarah’s Orphans are both $1.99.

I hope and pray that you are able to find the time to relax during this autumn season–a nice hot mug of your fav drink, feet up on a stool, great book in your hand. Enjoy!

Blessings,

~Vannetta

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I absolutely love it when a reader writes me and says, “I loved your book so much. It should be a movie!” I couldn’t agree more. I’m all for it! So how does a book get chosen for a movie? As far as I know, there are 3 ways. Continue reading

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