TOMORROW on Amish Wisdom: authors Barbara Cameron, Beth Wiseman, Kathy Fuller and Kelly Long

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This week I’ll be interviewing four authors. At the same time. (I’m sure I can do that, right?) Barbara Cameron, Beth Wiseman, Kathy Fuller and Kelly Long have all contributed to An Amish Christmas (expanded edition). The book is a celebration of Christmas through four Amish romances.

About the book: Spend the holidays in Lancaster County! Seth once broke Miriam’s heart. Should she give him a second chance? As widow Lydia mourns, her old flame reappears—her husband’s brother. Midwife Anna calls on Asa Lapp to help her as a blizzard rages. And a child changes everything for two couples on a snowy Christmas eve. 500 pages, hardcover from Nelson.

A bit more about each author’s story:
“A Choice to Forgive” by Beth Wiseman

After Daniel disappeared that long-ago Christmas Eve, Lydia built a life with his brother. But now she’s a widow and Daniel has reappeared, asking for forgiveness. Can she go back to her normal life with her long-lost love as her neighbor?

“A Miracle for Miriam” by Kathleen Fuller

Seth is no longer the arrogant young man who shattered Miriam’s confidence and broke her heart. Will he be able to show “plain” Miriam that she is truly beautiful to him?

“One Child” by Barbara Cameron

The birth of one child forever changed the world two thousand years ago. On a snowy Christmas night in Lancaster County, another child changes the world for two very different couples. 

“Christmas Cradles” by Kelly Long

When Anna Stolis takes over for her aunt, the local midwife, Christmas night heats up with multiple deliveries, three strangers’ quilts, and unexpected help from the handsome and brooding Asa Lapp.

About the authors:

Barbara Cameron: I’ve sold more than two dozen books (fiction and non-fiction) as well as three movies to HBO/Cinemax. Currently I’m finishing a three book series for Abingdon Books (Quilts of Lancaster County). The first book, A Time to Love, will be out in September. Then I’ll be following up that series with another three book Amish series. Just won the second and third place in the Romance Writers of America’s Faith, Hope, and Love chapter’s Inspirational Reader’s Choice award for my two novellas (they’re One Child in bestselling An Amish Christmas and When Winter Comes in An Amish Gathering).  Am finalist  for the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) novella category for both novellas. Have been on the CBA, CBD, and ECPA bestseller lists. I’m a former newspaper reporter who currently writes and also teaches part-time at the college level. For more info abotu Barbara please visit her website at

Win a copy of Barbara’s A Time to Love – leave a comment on this post and one winner will be chosen at random. Please be sure to include your email address.

About A Time To Love: War correspondent Jenny King thinks she’s just a temporary guest in her grandmother’s Amish community while she recuperates from the devastating injuries sustained in a car bomb attack that changed her world.  But when she meets Matthew Bontrager, the man she had a crush on as a teenager, she wonders if God has a new plan for her.

Beth Wiseman: Beth is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series — Plain Perfect, Plain Pursuit, and Plain Promise.  She is contracted with Thomas Nelson Publishing for ten Amish novels and three novellas – releasing into 2013.  
As she puts it, her writing has been “all over the place.”  As a former newspaper reporter, she was honored by her peers with eleven journalism awards, including first place news writing for The Texas Press Association.
She has been a humor columnist for The 1960 Sun in Houston and published articles in various publications.  Those articles included a wide array of topics – an article on premature birth, an article about performance boating, and an article about her mother–a whitewater canoeing enthusiast who still paddles the rivers at the age of 75.  However, writing novels is where her heart is.  She left her job as a journalist in 2008 to write novels fulltime. For more about Beth, visit her website at

Win a copy of Beth’s Plain Paradise – leave a comment on this post and one winner will be chosen at random. Please be sure to include your email address.

About Plain Paradise: Josephine Dronberger was a scared young girl when she gave up her baby for adoption seventeen years ago.  But now, Josie longs to reconnect with the daughter she left in the permanent care of an Old Order Amish couple.

Linda—as the couple named the child—is promised to Stephen Ebersol, a boy in her community, and they plan to marry in the fall.

Will Linda be drawn into the world of the Englisch by a mother she’s never known?

And will Josephine discover far more than she bargained for as her world collides with that of the Plain People in Lancaster County? 

Kathy Fuller: I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, and now make my home in beautiful Geneva, Ohio. I’ve been married to James for 15 wonderful years (really, they have been wonderful!)  We have three terrific children, three dogs, and an overwhelmed cat. We have also raised cattle, pigs, and chickens at various times over the years. We would have gone into the goat business, but I had to draw the line somewhere. I started writing in 2000, and published my first short story a year later. Since then I have authored several short stories, novellas, novels, and have done a lot of freelance non-fiction work. I have also worked as an editor. I have a Masters degree in Special Education, emphasis on teaching the blind and visually impaired, and a Bachelors in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. I have taught all age groups ranging from age 4 to age 18. A few of my favorite things: my relationship with Christ, chocolate (of course!), autumn, a satisfying book, good friends, a sense of humor, people who don’t take themselves seriously, haunting melodies, NFL football, and did I mention chocolate? For more about Kathleen, visit her website at

Kelly Long: Kelly Long is the author of Sarah’s Garden, the first in the Patch of Heaven Series, Lilly’s Wedding Quilt, Christmas Cradles from the Expanded Edition of Christmas in Lancaster County and A Marriage of the Heart from An Amish Love. She focuses Amish fiction to represent the Amish culture of North Central Pennsylvania and the Allegheny Mountains, where she was born and raised. She previously taught both English and Latin at the high school level and holds degrees from both Penn State University and The University of New Hampshire.

Win a copy of Kelly’s Sarah’s Garden – leave a comment on this post and one winner will be chosen at random. Please be sure to include your email address.

About Sarah’s Garden: When Sarah realizes that she has fallen in love with an Englisch doctor, she must choose between loving a man and losing her family.

Deep in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains, shy Sarah King is happiest when working in her vibrant Amish kitchen garden, but new family responsibilities lead her into the confusing world of the Englisch.

Sarah finds her life turned around when she encounters the community’s new Englisch veterinarian, Grant Williams. His blue-gold eyes and his obvious concern for her people attract her immediately. Sarah seeks solace and direction from the Lord as she creates a quilt pattern which details her struggle between two worlds.

The Lord is guiding Sarah to follow His will, but will she listen?

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. Karen says:

    Reading your blog always brightens up my day.
    Karen Kuhn (

  2. Just little ole me says:

    Love your stuff!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I would love to win a copy!!!

  4. dea says:

    these are three of my favorite authors and can't waite to read Kelly Long new book. I really wish I could get to hear tomorrow show I am sure it is going to be sme interesting conversation. Love you book too Suzanne.
    dea lyons baltimore….
    you can find me on facebook you all are on my friends list

  5. Anonymous says:

    Would love to win a copy of your book.

  6. Mimi_7 says:

    I really enjoy reading Amish Fiction.. thank you for such wonderful books…

  7. Missy says:

    I would love to win a copy! Thank you!

  8. Maribeth says:

    Suzanne, I love reading your blog entries, but my favorite has to be the one on getting your husband to take out the trash. Erma Bombeck has long been one of my "heroes", and that entry sounded so much like her writing style and humor. I've re-read that entry a couple of times and shared it with friends. Priceless and, sadly, so common! (LOL!)
    Maribeth Fullerton

  9. Anonymous says:

    Would love to win a book…
    quiltygrandma52 at yahoo dot com

  10. christy says:

    would love to win a book
    quiltygrandma52 at yahoo dot com

  11. Kristie says:

    I would love to win a copy of any of those books. I LOVE Amish fiction! It's my favorite. It is immensely popular at my library as well (I'm an Adult Services Librarian). There are always LONG waiting lists.


  12. christy says:

    would love to win a book

    quiltygrandma52 at yahoo dot com

  13. Virginia says:

    yes I would love a new book, anything Amish is fascinating

  14. Nancy says:

    Oh Suzanne i have loved your shows. I have only heard the last two and i am in love with them already. So excited for Thursdays!!! Love to win another book.
    Blessings, Nancy

  15. Christy says:

    would love to win a book… Last try… I'm blog stupid… 🙁

  16. diana says:

    I never win anything,but it doesn't stop me from trying.

  17. Diana Montgomery says:

    I love reading books on the Amish. I have read them for many years. I am hoping to win one. Reading these books makes me feel good and raises my spirit. There is still good in the world.

  18. Marie Ferland says:

    I would be honoured to win a copy of your book!

  19. Finamoon says:

    I love your books and would love to win a copy!

    websurfergirl19 AT hotmail DOT com

  20. Anonymous says:

    Oh I just love them all! Thanks so much for all the great books ladies! Dawn

  21. Anonymous says:

    Would love to win a copy. I always enjoy reading about the Amish.

    Emma Bedford

  22. Sherry Hefner says:

    Hi Suzanne! Thanks for the opportunity to win "Amish Gathering." Sounds like a great book!

  23. Anonymous says:

    Am I interested in winning a copy of this book?—I sure am!!You are another one of the authors who could write the phone book and I would read it!!

  24. Molly(Buukluvr81) says:

    I love your blog, Suzanne! You always are a delight and your posts brighten my days! Thanks for sharing!

    Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

  25. Nancy Six says:

    Would love to win a copy of the book…

  26. Anonymous says:

    Would love to add another book about the Amish to my collection…

  27. Sheryl Harvey says:

    Would love to win a copy of your book. I'm always looking for Amish books to read!

  28. JoEllen McNeil says:

    A collection of some of the best Amish stories I would recommend to anyone. Looking forward to listening to the interviews

  29. Sandra says:

    I have read all these ladies except for Kelly Long. I have the original book and would love to have this edition also.


  30. Kym McNabney says:

    I'd love to win a copy! 🙂



  31. kykitty says:

    really enjoy reading with you and all of my favorites. Anxious for radio show tomorrow

  32. Sharon says:

    Forgot me email!!!

  33. Anonymous says:

    I am a new reader and I have loved everything that I have read!! I would love another one of your books to add to my Amish collection. May God continue to bless you!!!


  34. Suzanna says:

    Suzanne, I simply love listening to ur shows, which is newer to me so I'm still catching up, lol. I've laughed, cried, smiled, and been inspired. Enjoying reading your blogs. So glad I found this! These 4 wonderful authors you are interviewing are amongst my favorites. I would love the opportunity to win one of their masterpieces!!

  35. Anonymous says:

    I'd be honored to receive a copy!!!
    ~~~marilyn in the Dominican Republic!

  36. littlebitty53 says:

    I am always looking for new Authors of Amish stories to read, so glad to hear of all of these. I will have to get their books.


  37. M says:

    I love all of these Amish books/authors. I would love a new book!

  38. Shalley says:

    I would love to win a copy. I am a new reader and have loved all your stuff. I pray that God continues to bless you!!

  39. Lenijay says:

    I'm looking forward to listening to Amish Wisdom, I love your interviews with the other authors. Would love to win a book!

  40. Colleen's Blog Long Island NY says:

    I can't wait to hear this.

  41. Karla says:

    Oh I would love to win a book written by any of these authors. They are all favorites!!

  42. Karla says:

    Oh, forgot to leave my email for my comment, I just left.

  43. Tabitha says:

    Oh I LOVE Amish books. It would so exciting to win these. I think you would hear my scream across the USA, LOL! Thank you all for your wonderful writing!

  44. Anonymous says:

    I would love to win any of the three books. I live close to Kalona, A which a large community of Amish. I love reading about the Amish and appreciate their life style. or

  45. kris4tea says:

    Would love to have the book. I've
    only had rummage sale books lately…not enough money. I enjoy them too, but want to read yours!

  46. Lucy W. says:

    I love your blog and radio show!

  47. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much for soing us all these great authors. I enjoy your blog so much. would like to win a book.

  48. Nanof4 says:

    You are all my favorite authors..too hard to choose just one 🙂
    I would love to win a copy of your book..I have a whole library of all of your bookss along with all these other authors…I share them around with family and friends..god bless 🙂

  49. Anonymous says:

    I love all of your books. I would love to win a copy.

  50. Edna says:

    I love the Amish books, I would love to win this one


  51. melissa says:

    would be awesome to win! your great Suzanne!

  52. Anonymous says:

    Would so love to woin copies of any of the books. Retired on disability from a position of Book Buyer for a chain of Christian Stores….so love the Amish Genre. It is like my heart is at home as I read.


  53. Anonymous says:

    it would sure be great to win a free book – I have been buying them for years at my local Winco -the closest thing to a bookstore in my area!! Stephanie Warthen sajah2000 @

  54. Shalley says:

    would love to win a copy!!