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Join me this week on Amish Wisdom. I have the pleasure of welcoming Vannetta Chapman back to the show to talk about her new book, Falling To Pieces. Then during the second half hour we’ll hear from Proverbs 31 gal, Glynnis Whitwer about her new book, I Used to Be So Organized. We’ll be chatting about cutting things out of our lives and simplifying so we can find more peace in our day.
More about Vannetta: Vannetta Chapman holds a BA and MA degree in English and has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving over two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. Her first Amish novel with Abingdon Press, A Simple Amish Christmas, quickly became a Christian Books Distributor best seller. Her first Shipshewana Amish Mystery, Falling to Pieces (Zondervan), will release in September of 2011–the first in a three book series. She has also signed a contract for a three book Amish romance series with Harvest House. A Promise for Miriam: Pebble Creek Series will release in June of 2012. www.vannettachapman.com
More about Falling To Pieces: In this first book of a three-book series, author Vannetta Chapman brings a fresh twist to the popular Amish fiction genre. She blends the familiarcomponents consumers love in Amish books—faith, community, simplicity, family—with an innovative who-done-it plot that keeps readers guessing right up to the last stitch in the quilt. When two women—one Amish, one English—each with different motives, join forces to organize a successful on-line quilt auction, neither expects nor wants a friendship. As different as night and day, Deborah and Callie are uneasy partners who simply want to make the best of a temporary situation. But a murder, a surprising prime suspect, a stubborn detective, and the town’s reaction throw the two women together, and they form an unlikely alliance to solve a mystery and catch a killer. Set in the well-known Amish community of Shipshewana, Falling to Pieces will attract both devoted fans of the rapidly-growing Amish fiction genre, as well as those who are captivated by the Amish way of life.
More about Glynnis: Glynnis Whitwer is on staff with Proverbs 31 Ministries as the Senior Editor of the P31Woman magazine. She is one of the writers of Encouragement for Today, the Proverbs 31 e-mail devotions, with over 500,000 daily readers. Her newest book, I Used to be So Organized, has just been released. Glynnis, her husband Tod, and their five children live in Glendale, Arizona.
More about I Used to Be So Organized: Combining spiritual encouragement and practical application I Used to Be So Organized presents a balanced approach to finding order and peace for today s overwhelmed woman.
I Used to Be So Organized addresses the frustrations many women feel when they can’t get a handle on their lives. They know, deep in their hearts, they should be able to manage things. After all, they used to be organized . . .
In this book, Glynnis Whitwer addresses the issue of organization based in this new reality of information overload, overwhelming choices, increased expectations and technology advances that won t slow down. This book contains twenty-three chapters, each short enough for a busy woman to read during a lunch break. Every aspect of life comes together in this one easy-to-read guide. ten or twenty years ago. But now, life seems to hand them one distraction and challenge after another, and ”helpful technology” that just seem to add to the problem. Just when they think they have ”caught up,” something else changes, and there s more to be done.