Conversations with Dad

On Monday, my folks came over for lunch and afterwards, I took my dad and my niece, Heather, to a bookstore to see if we could find Amish Peace. Voila! There it was!

My previous books have been with a small royalty press–a great experience to learn about the publishing biz–but bookstores don’t automatically stock small press books. In fact, they have a rather snobbish bias against them. So anytime a book of mine was in a bookstore, it was because I had made contact with the manager. One by one.

Thus, seeing a book of mine IN a store, automatically stocked, just warmed my heart!

And Dad got a kick out of it, too. He recognized my name on the cover, though I don’t think he fully understood that I wrote it. It was sweet and sad…he wanted to buy the book but didn’t have any money. He couldn’t come up with the words, but he emptied out his pockets.

Anyway, this pix will be a lovely memory of Amish Peace’s release week.

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. Joanna says:

    oh Suzanne-you write about your dad and your books in such a sweet and touching way.

  2. April Gardner says:

    I'm so thrilled for you for so many reasons! Watching you grow as a writer has been such a joy for me. Your experiences with your dad are very touching to me. God forbid I ever have to help a parent with alzheimers, but if I do, I'll always remember your, your experiences and your attitude. you're an inspiration to me in many ways!

  3. Lily Ann says:

    If I can write through the tears. Heart warming story. A tidal wave of memories just swept shore. What a good picture. Your dad really looks good.

  4. Mocha with Linda says:

    So sweet and poignant. I'm glad he recognized your name on the book.

    I'm not ignoring your emails, just a little swamped. Hugs!