Author of Amish Fiction and Non-Fiction

Hello and welcome to my book pages. Visit the fiction page for my novels and the non-fiction page for my Amish – simple living books. Are you asking yourself what a girl from California is doing writing about the Amish? Good question! Let me fill in a few background details for you …

My relatives on my mother’s side are Old Order German Baptist Brethren, also known as Dunkards. That’s where my interest in Anabaptist traditions began. My grandfather was born into a family of 11 children, started his career as a teacher in a one-room school house in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and ended it as one of the very first publishers of Christianity Today. We called him “Deardad” even though he was a very stern fellow. Still, Deardad’s life inspired me to write. I remember one time, in college, I was in the library and found old CT magazines with my grandfather’s name on the masthead. It gave me goosebumps…to see how the written word endured.

Well there you have it … I welcome any other questions or comments you might have! Please visit the Contact Page and send me a note.

Happy Browsing.

Something new! If you would like a signed bookplate or bookmarks, send me your address and I’ll pop them in the mail for you.

Are you in a book club? E-mail me for discussion questions and ideas to jazz up your event. I would be happy to send along some fun things to make it an Amish-themed evening: an Amish cookbook, a quilted potholder, my bookmarks and/or postcards…that sort of thing. If interested, I’d be happy to chime in via speaker phone. And if you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area and can give me enough lead time, I might even try to come…schedule permitting.