A Blessed Encounter

I was walking through the church library on Sunday morning to drop off some books when a cute young mom stopped me. “Are you the author?” she asked shyly.

“Who, me?” I don’t think I’ve ever thought of myself with that label. An aspiring author. A free lance writer. But a real author? That was new to me. I probably looked confused. I remember thinking that she must have me mixed up with someone else.

“I read Copper Star, cover to cover, and loved it!” she continued. “I put it on my daughter’s desk and told her she has to read it and that she wouldn’t be able to stop once she started!”

I thanked her profusely. Afterwards, I realized that she was the very first person who read Copper Star without any connection to me at all. My friends and family have been incredibly supportive and helpful in promoting this book, but my writing has to stand on its own. This story has to stand on its own. I can’t count on mercy sales!

I don’t even know that kind woman’s name, but she blessed me that morning, far more than she could ever have realized.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.