Natalie Maki

Author Spotlight with Natalie Maki

Suzanne Author Spotlight, Books, Dreams Coming True, Faith, Family, Non Fiction, Writing

Scroll down for a chance to win a copy of Natalie Maki’s book, Flourish. Winner will be announced in the next Author Spotlight feature. Congratulations to last week’s winner of On Love’s Gentle Shore, Lisa B Redecop! Please e-mail your mailing address to my assistant Christen (christenkrumm@gmail.com). Despite our desire to flourish, many women, myself included, often hesitate to go …

Wednesday’s Wonderings: The Problem with Mirrors

Suzanne Amish, Amish Wisdom, Faith, Family, hospitality, house update, Kitchen remodel, Simple Living, That's Life, Uncategorized, wisdom

Over the last eight months, we’ve been renovating the bathrooms in our house. If you’ve ever done any remodels, you know it’s not a one-person job—lots of coordination is required to keep progress moving forward. Contractor, plumber, electrician, tile guy, counter guy, mirror guy … and of course, the inspectors. The last bathroom was the master bath, and we had …

Wednesday’s Wonderings: True Hospitality

Suzanne Faith, Family, hospitality, Simple Living, That's Life, wisdom

I love to chase down root words—their history, their origin. More often than not, it widens or shifts my entire perspective on a topic. Want an example? Think of the word “host.” To me, being a host always conjures up anxiety. Hurrying to get ready before guests arrive, always a little behind schedule, more than a little concerned that everything …

Friday Photo Caption Contest

Suzanne Amish, Amish Proverbs, Amish Wisdom, Faith, Family, Revell Books, Simple Living

Winner of last week’s photo caption contest was Eric: “Tea and leeches, anyone?” Eric, email me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a signed book. And to everyone else…you did great! So clever. Hard to pick a winner! Here’s this week’s photo–it’s taken inside an Amish schoolhouse. I had spent the morning observing a teacher and her class. …

“The Newcomer’s” Release Day!

Suzanne Amish, Books, Faith, Family, Fiction, Historical fiction, Penn Dutch, Revell Books, Writing

What a week! I sent in a manuscript yesterday, have The Newcomer releasing today, and am expecting revisions for another book in tomorrow’s mail! Busy week…but a great week. Consider yourself invited to join in the fun to celebrate “The Newcomer’s” release! This story follows the path (love and hardship, sorrow and laughter) of hardy souls who went before us. …

A Certain Signal

Suzanne Books, Faith, Family, Writing

This thoughtful and relevant guest post is written by my friend, Faith T. McDonald. She’s just started a blog, A Certain Signal, and is oh-so-close to receiving her first contract for a book about her family’s experience with a son who has suffered from debilitating anxiety and depression. Suffered…and come out of the tunnel to the other side.  In the aftermath …

Author Spotlight: Bonnie Calhoun

Suzanne Author Spotlight, Books, Faith, Fiction, Revell Books, Uncategorized, Writing

  [Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Bonnie’s newest book, “Storm.” Winner will be announced in the next Author Spotlight feature. Congratulations to Tandy for winning Sandra Orchard’s book, “Another Day, Another Dali.” Please email suzanne {at} suzannewoodsfisher {dot} com to claim your prize.] Welcome, Bonnie! Your new book has been out about a week …

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt…Day 2!

Suzanne Books, Faith, Family, Fiction, Revell Books, Simple Living, Writing

If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all 31 stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 3 grand prizes! Take your time, have fun, enter side-contests along the way (including mine!). The more, the merrier! Don’t forget…start the hunt at Stop #1 at Lisa …