Speaking Gigs

Author life Comments: 12

2018-05-15 18.04.18Last week I had the fun, fun experience of speaking at the Willard Public Library in Battle Creek, MI. I had an awesome time! My talk was titled, “Today’s Amish–Fact vs Fiction.” I love that subject.

It’s not that I’m an expert on the Amish, but I have met a few, and I can count a few as friends which I feel very fortunate about. As an author, it’s been awesome to travel to different Amish communities and see how they live, how they differ from one another, and how much they share in common with each other and with us Englischers.

2018-05-15 17.24.31At the end of my talk I answered questions and the local book store brought in books for purchase and I was able to stick around and sign those. I also spoke briefly about how to publish a book. Things have changed a lot since I started in 2010. Now you can indie publish, work with a traditional publisher, or find something in between. If you have a story to tell, there’s a way to tell it!

I love going to communities to speak. In Michigan I was even able to meet up with an old friend that I taught with over 10 years ago. It’s a small world; isn’t it?

If you’d like me to come to your community, have your librarian contact me through the contact form on my webpage.

Comment below with what you’re looking forward to about summer, and I’ll draw one winner to receive my latest release. Our winner from the last post was Royce Hosteler and Patricia Gilbert.



Announcements for this week:

  • Giveaway. My new Rafflecopter giveaway is live, and includes $60 worth of prizes. There’s a few days left to enter. Check my webpage for details.
  • I will be opening a Reader’s Boutique in the next few weeks where you can purchase autographed paperback books as well as handmade items to go along with the books. Stay tuned for details!
  • The repackaged copies of Falling to Pieces and A Perfect Square are now available at your local bookstores and Walmart, so keep your eyes open. An Amish Spring and An Amish Table are also available–they are repackaged short stories with other authors.

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12 thoughts on “Speaking Gigs

  1. Gail Hollingsworth

    My favorite part of summer is camping every chance we get in our RV.
    By the way, I love your new profile pic!

  2. Loreen

    I plan to take care of my elderly mother and enjoy my puppy that came home at Christmas. Of course I plan to read lots of Amish fiction!!

  3. Judy Sheridan Smith

    I’m looking forward to finding new-to-me books to read this summer. I’ve made a list of those you mentioned in this posting!

  4. Linda McFarland

    I am looking forward to warmer weather and working in my flower gardens. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  5. Sally Fester

    What I am most excited about this summer is going to Florida to visit my daughter and celebrate her 50th birthday with her!! We are so blessed!!!!

  6. ruth bogue

    I’m hoping if some health issues get resolved to take a trip to Seattle to visit my son who is serving in the Navy.

  7. Marilyn R

    I’m looking forward to going to Amish Country in Ohio with my sister. Also, being outside working in the yard.

  8. Fizzy Pop

    Summer is where I can go from wearing dark, rich colored sweaters to wearing pastel and colorful sweaters. Because no matter the season it’s always Women’s Winter for me 😀

  9. Susan Ferrell

    I am desperately looking forward to a slower pace (read: no school!) for the summer! I’m also looking forward to meeting my great-nephew for the first time — he lives in New Zealand!