The buzz is starting for Anna’s Crossing! Publisher’s Weekly said, “This book is a winner.” (That’s huge!) Romantic Times gave it four stars. And USA Today is going to feature it in their ‘Happy Ever After’ section. Anna’s Crossing is the story of two very unlikely people (a young Amish woman and a Scottish ship’s carpenter) who meet in a most unlikely place (on a sea crossing) and discover they have more in common than they could have ever imagined.
Anna’s Crossing provided quite a bit for the scrap pile. My background is non-fiction writing, so I am always digging for details and historical info, interviewing people, and collecting intriguing trivia to weave into a story. I want a novel to be credible—but too much information can bog down a story. (Just ask my editor!)
However, much of that trivia is fascinating. So . . . I had an idea. To celebrate the March 3rd release date of Anna’s Crossing, I’m pulling things from my scrap basket to post a daily graphic of Amish history onto my blog and social media. Check back tomorrow for a new fact!
To share, you can pin directly from this page using the pin-it button on your browser. If you want to post the graphic on Facebook or Twitter, simply right-click the image to save it to your computer. Then you can upload it directly to Facebook or Twitter. If you want to share an image on Instagram, head to this page on your mobile device, and scroll to the image you want. Hold your finger on the image to pop up some save options. The image will save to your phone, and from there, you can upload it to Instagram.
Be sure to tag all your posts about Anna’s Crossing with the hashtag #AnnasCrossing! I’ll be keeping an eye out for these posts, liking them, and maybe even sharing a few of yours on my social media!