Wednesday, 9/28, 10 am @ LifeWay Books in Irvine, California

Tomorrow morning, I’ll be up at 4:30 am to head to the airport for a 6 am flight. Going to LifeWay in Irvine, California, for a “See you at the Store” event at 10 am. Come by to say hi if you’re in the area!

Here’s the address:

LifeWay The Market Place 13370 Jamboree Road Irvine, CA 92602

Author Spotlight: Johnnie Alexander

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[Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Johnnie Alexander’s latest book, When Love Arrives (Revell Books).Winner will be announced in the next Author Spotlight feature.Congrats to Carolyn R. for winning a copy of Jan Drexler’s book, Mattie’s Pledge. Carolyn…please email me with your mailing address: suzanne @ suzannewoodsfisher.com.]

Welcome, Johnnie! Congrats on your new release. Give us an idea of where you live…and with whom. 

 

To visit me, you’ll have to wind your way back into a Tennessee cove then drive up the hill and park near the garage. A calico cat may give you a disdainful look, but just ignore her. Expect to hear barking from the canine chorus. After we’ve said our hellos, I’ll introduce you to the collies, our AmStaff mix, and Rugby, my nine-pound papillon who trees the resident raccoons.

 

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Amish Wisdom Harvest Bounty Giveaway!

Happiness is not perfect until it is shared.

Fall is officially here, and Suzanne Woods Fisher and the Amish Wisdom contributors want to celebrate the changing of seasons with a special Harvest Bounty giveaway! Enter the giveaway widget below for the chance to win to a set of 14 books, plus autumn-inspired goodies handpicked by some of the contributors. See below for a list of participating authors and prizes. One entrant will win, and he or she will be announced next Friday, September 30th, on the Amish Wisdom blog.

Suzanne Woods Fisher:

The Devoted and an Amish potholder set

Kate Lloyd:

Signed copy of Leaving Lancaster and folding tote-bag

Laura Hilton:

Winner’s choice of book, a dishtowel, potholders, a prayer journal and an adult coloring book

Jennifer Beckstrand:

Honeybee Sisters Cookbook and mini   Keep Reading…

Author Spotlight: Jan Drexler

Today's spotlight is on Author Jan Drexler.

[Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Jan’s newest book, “Mattie’s Pledge.” Winner will be announced in the next Author Spotlight feature. Congratulations to Betty, the winner of Mike Nappa’s “Raven.” Betty, please email suzanne {at} suzannewoodsfisher {dot} com to claim your prize.]

Welcome, Jan! Thanks for dropping in so close to your book’s release day! Let’s start with the basics: What part of the country do you live in? Who fills up your household?

My husband and I live in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. Mt. Rushmore, Badlands National Park, Devils Tower National Monument, Wind Cave National Park…these are our neighbors! We live where other people take their vacation.

And our household is shrinking quickly. Up until June, all four of our adult children were living at home. But then our youngest son found a house to share with friends,   Keep Reading…

Author Spotlight: Mike Nappa

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Welcome, Mike! Tell us about your new release, The Raven. What inspired this particular story?

 

Mike Nappa: There were two things that came together to inspire the “Coffey & Hill” story of THE RAVEN. First, for awhile my wife and I got on a kick of watching the TV show, “Brain Games” on the National Geographic channel. One of the regulars on that show was “deception specialist” Apollo Robbins. This guy is one of the modern masters at close-up magic and sleight of hand—fascinating to watch. I’m a total fan. So much so that I thought, hey, I   Keep Reading…

Author Spotlight: Jane Kirkpatrick

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[Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Jane’s newest book, “This Road We Traveled.” Winner will be announced in the next Author Spotlight feature. Congratulations to Patricia Smith, the winner of Melody Carlson’s”The Christmas Angel Project.” Please email suzanne {at} suzannewoodsfisher {dot} com to claim your prize.]

Hi Jane!

Thanks for stopping by my blog…on the day before your book’s release day! Let’s start with the basics: What part of the country do you live in? Who fills up your household?

I live on the high desert of Oregon. That means it’s pretty dry here in the foothills of the Cascade mountains. My husband and I have a couple of acres and two dogs: a wire-haired pointing griffon and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (who runs the show.)

 

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This Road we   Keep Reading…

Author Spotlight: Melody Carlson

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[Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Melody’s newest book, “The Christmas Angel Project.” Winner will be announced in the next Author Spotlight feature.]

Hi Melody! Thanks for dropping in, so close to release day! Let’s start with the basics: What part of the country do you live in? Who fills up your household?

 

I live in Oregon with my husband of 38 years. We live in a very small town in the mountains and we have a yellow Labrador retriever named Audrey.

 

Tell us about your new release: What inspired this particular story?

The Christmas Angels Project features four very different women who have lost a beloved friend . . . shortly before Christmas. It’s a tale of friendship, second chances, helping others and finding hope. I honestly don’t remember what inspired the story . . . probably my   Keep Reading…

A Day in My Life: The Unexpected Thing about New Kitchen Appliances

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As much as our Summer of House Updating has stressed my fragile mental health, I have to admit I’m still dazzled by the new kitchen appliances. 

 

Our old appliances were 25 years old. They still worked, but they worked LOUDLY. The biggest change I’ve noticed with the new appliances is that everything is so quiet! Whisper-hush.

 

 

The old oven timer used to blurt persistently, like someone holding their finger on the doorbell. The new oven timer gives an “I’m sorry to bother you”  gentle tap on your shoulder kind-of-sound. I didn’t even notice it the first few times I baked cookies! The new dishwasher sounds like a quiet brook. The old one sounded like Niagara Falls.

 

 

If it weren’t for the four electricians who shout from one end of the house to the other, plus my blessed-with-a-life-guard’s-voice husband, plus three dogs (one of which   Keep Reading…

A Day in My Life: The Summer of House Updates

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This summer, one of our main focuses has been to get some much-overdo updates on our 1955-era house. It started when I pointed out a cracked tile in an extremely outdated bathroom to my husband. Being a highly detailed and uber-literal guy, he created five phases of updates for the house.

Five phases.

We are now on Phase Three. Dry wall has been torn out of back bedrooms–because apparently we needed insulation in the walls now that the children have moved out (?!). This morning, electricians are crawling all over the house. We’re updating the electrical system. Apparently, that was also necessary.

And Phase 4 and 5 have been put on indefinite hold because, starting September 1st, my husband is coming out of retirement and returning to a full-time job (more to come on that story).

So…guess what phase the cracked bathroom tile is in?

 

 

Penn Dutch Proverb: Crows

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