Bad News/Good News

First the bad news…

On Saturday afternoon, my brother Dave took my folks to see his daughter’s soccer game. That meant two 30-mile round trips because his daughter had already played that morning and it would have been too hard for my folks to see both games. It was hot on Saturday. Really hot. But more importantly, for those of you who don’t know, my dad has Alzheimer’s.

On the way to the game, Dave happened to notice that his odometer clicked over to 100,000 miles. You know, that tricky point when the warranty suddenly expires.

A few hours later, returning home with my folks, Dave’s car broke down.

On a bridge.

The electrical system had completely shut down. He couldn’t get windows opened, couldn’t get doors unlocked. Imagine the setting for my longsuffering brother: sweltering heat, an 83 year-old father who has Alzheimer’s and who likes to keep busy and “help,” heavy traffic veering around the car (no shoulder on the bridge).

Poor Dave! Getting off the bridge required numerous California Highway Patrolmen to flag traffic, Cal-Trans to tow his car, then Triple AAA to meet him on the other side.

Afterward, my mother couldn’t find her eyeglasses. After Dave searched through the car (now at a repair shop), Mom decided she must have left them in the California Highway Patrolman’s car.

Another problem to solve for another day.

Dave and his wife are now off on a 3 week cruise and won’t give us their itinerary. 🙂

On to some good news…

I found out this morning that For the Love of Dogs is a finalist in the general fiction genre of the 2009 Written Arts Awards.

And tomorrow is release date for Amish Peace! Already in the stores, from what I’m hearing.

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.


  1. squiresj says:

    Sounds like my kind of days except I couldn't afford a cruise period.
    I got your postcard in mail today announcing Amish Peace. Do you need anyone to review it? I am a reviewer on several sites.

  2. Mocha with Linda says:

    Oh. My. Bless y'all's hearts.

    And whoopee!!

  3. Kristin says:

    Amish Peace is definitely published because I'm looking at my copy that I am about to begin reading it. I thought they did a great job with the picture on the cover! Kudos on the release of that title and the good news about For the Love of Dogs!