T2018January3VannettaChapman-5120-Edithanks for stopping by my official webpage.  As we all sink into our summer activities, I appreciate the fact that you’re here.  Browse around a bit, leave a comment if you’d like, and if you have a question, drop me a line via the Connect/Contact button at the top of this page!

My first book released in 2010. I personally scheduled 25 book signings for A Simple Amish Christmas and since then I’ve been on book tours, attended quilt shows, spoke at libraries and retirement homes and conferences. For every person who was able to attend one of those events, I’ve received a dozen emails and comments and tweets saying “I wish I could be there.”

NOW OPENAnd so it is that I am thrilled to announce the opening of my on-line store, VC Boutique for readers. It’s not quite as good as you and I getting to chat in person, but my hope is that you’ll find it’s the next best thing.

You can purchase autographed books as well as specialty items that I’ve paired with books – such as small quilts, Amish items, knitted caps and blankets. I’ll be adding new items each week (coming soon–Texas trinkets and VC Swag) so be sure and check back. In the meantime, I hope you’ll pop over and browse around a bit.

We have several more releases to look forward to this year–

Thanks again for stopping by. I hope you’re able to stay cool, relax a little, and enjoy the summer.

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Have you ever felt like you needed a little bit of a rest? I imagine we all feel that way from time to time. Last week I turned book #31 into my editor…that’s 31 books since 2010. Whew! My brain felt a little frazzled. So I’ve decided to take a time of rest. It’s like a giant present I’ve given to myself…a few weeks to take a deep breath and allow my body, mind, and soul to rest.

Of course I have all these things I want to do:

  • Knit
  • Quilt (see my block of the month? What fun!)
  • Read, read, read
  • Take more walks (when the temp drops below 100)
  • Spend time with my friends and family
  • Rest

Ours is a pretty fast-paced world. I almost feel guilty for taking a little time off. But guilt isn’t what I hear in my heart–what I hear is Rest…it’s okay to take time to rest. In Exodus God said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” In Mark, Christ said, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place, and get some rest.” And one of my favorite verses from the book of Matthew, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Comment below with one of your favorite ways to rest, and I’ll draw one winner to receive my latest release. Our winner from the last post was Gloria.



Announcements for this week:

  • VC Reader’s Boutique is up and running. You can purchase autographed paperback books as well as handmade items to go along with the books. Click here to browse my items and remember that I add new items several times a week. Also use SUMMER15 for a discount code anytime this week, and you’ll receive 15% off your entire order.
  • An Amish Table, A Perfect Square, and An Amish Cradle all made the ECPA bestseller list this month. Thank you for supporting Christian fiction.
  • The repackaged edition of Material Witness releases July 10th and Love Inspired should start shipping paperback copies A Widow’s Hope on July 17th (ebook available 8-1). You can preorder in all the normal places.

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