Press Kit

Author Photos:

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Long Bio:

Suzanne Woods Fisher lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has one husband, four children, one son-in-law, a two-year old grandson who makes everybody laugh, another little grandbaby on the way (due on Christmas eve!) and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Suzanne graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, and was a free-lancer writer for magazines while her children were growing up. A former contributing editor to Christian Parenting Today, Suzanne’s work has appeared in many magazines, including Today’s Christian Woman, Worldwide Challenge, and Marriage Partnership.

Her first novel, Copper Star, a World War II love story, was published by a small press (Vintage Inspirations) and received three literary awards. It opened the door to a literary agent, Joyce Hart. The agent knew of Suzanne’s connection to the Plain People—her grandfather was raised Plain—and introduced her to an editor at Revell, a division of Baker Books.

Amish Peace: Simple Wisdom for a Complicated World was Suzanne’s first book release with Revell. It’s a non-fiction book of true stories about the Old Order Amish and was a finalist for the 2010 ECPA Book of the Year Award. There are two spin-offs from Amish Peace: one is Amish Proverbs: Words of Wisdom from the Simple Life  and Amish Values for Your Family: What We Can Learn from the Simple Life. Amish Proverbs was also a finalist for the ECPA Book of the Year Award and will be re-released in an expanded edition.

All three books in the ‘Lancaster County Secret’ series (The Choice, The Waiting, and The Search) hit the bestseller lists for ECPA and CBA. The Waiting was a finalist for a 2011 Christy Award. The Choice was a finalist for the 2011 Carol Award and The Search won the 2012 Long Contemporary Carol Award. A Lancaster County Christmas, a novella set in Stoney Ridge, PA released in September 2011 and stayed on the CBA and ECPA fiction bestseller lists for four months. The Keeper and The Haven, book 1 and 2 in the ‘Stoney Ridge Seasons’ series, hit the ECPA bestseller lists. Want to hear more? A children’s series, ‘The Adventures of Lily Lapp,’ co-written with Mary Ann Kinsinger of the wildly popular A Joyful Chaos blog, releases with the first book, Life with Lily, on October 1st. Still more? Suzanne is writing a 3-book historical fiction series about the early Quakers of Nantucket, called “Petticoat Row.”

Meet Suzanne:

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Interviews & Articles:

View a complete list of Suzanne’s articles on The Christian Post.

Amish Reading List“, Publisher’s Weekly, November 2012
“The Keeper” Review, World Magazine, September 2012
Slow But Never Late”, January 2012
Christmas Fiction Makes an ImpactChristian Retailing, November 28, 2011
A Christmas of Kindness” Lifeway Blog, December 2, 2011
The Novel Process” LifeWay Blog, March 2011
Recipe for an Amish NovelPublisher’s Weekly, February 2011
Amish Romance Novels Soar In PopularityVOX Magazine, Kelsey Whipple, May 2010
Inside the Writer’s, Laura Wrede, April 2010

Press Releases and Awards:



Read the Press Release for The Heart of the Amish

ECPA Best-seller Fiction List: July, June 2016,
Publishers Weekly Bestseller

CBA Top 50 Bestsellers of September
Ranked #2 on CBA Best-seller Romance Fiction List
ECPA Best-seller Fiction List: April 2015, May 2015
CBD Best-seller List- Fiction: February 2015

CBA Best-seller List: February 2014
ECPA Best-seller Fiction List: October 2014, November 2014

2015 Selah Awards Finalist for Women’s Contemporary
CBA Best-seller List: January 2015
ECPA Best-seller Fiction List: August 2014, September 2014
ECPA Best-seller List: August 2014

2015 Selah Awards Finalist for Contemporary Romance
CBA Best-seller List: March 2014
ECPA Best-seller Fiction List: February 2014, March 2014, April 2014

Read the Press Release for The Letters
CBA Best-seller List: July 2013, October 2013, January 2015, February 2015
ECPA Best-seller List: August 2013
USA Today recommended book: August 2013

Read the Press Release for The Lesson
CBA Best-seller List: January, February, March 2013
ECPA Best-seller List: February 2013
Publisher’s Weekly Best-seller List: January 2013

Read the Press Release for The Haven
CBA Best-seller List: October 2012
ECPA Best-seller Fiction List: August 2012, September 2012

Read the Press Release for The Keeper
ECPA Bestseller Fiction List: March 2012
CBA Best-seller List: January 2015, February 2015

Read the Press Release for A Lancaster Country Christmas
ECPA Bestseller Fiction List: December 2011, January 2012, February 2012, February 2013, March 2013
ECPA Bestseller List – Top 50: January 2012
CBA Bestseller, Top 20: November 2011

Read the Press Release for Amish Values for Your Family

Read the Press Release for The Search
2012 Carol Award winner for Best Contemporary Fiction
CBA Bestseller List-Fiction: March 2011
ECPA Fiction Bestseller List: February 2011, March 2011

Download the Press Release for The Waiting
2011 Christy Award finalist: May 2011
CBA Bestseller List-Top 50: December 2010
CBA Bestseller List-Fiction: December 2010
ECPA Fiction Top Ten: January 2010
ECPA Fiction Bestseller List: November 2010

Download the Press Release for The Choice
2011 ACFW Carol Award Finalist, July 2011
CBA Bestseller List-Fiction: March 2010
ECPA Fiction Bestseller List: February 2010, March 2010

Download the Press Release for Amish Proverbs
Finalist in the ECPA Christian Book of the Year Award 2011

Download the Press Release for Amish Peace
Six Baker Publishing Group Titles Named Finalists for 2010 Christian Book Awards
ECPA Book Award Finalists 2010
CBA Christian Living Bestseller List: July 2011


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Book One in the new Amish Beginnings

Inn at Eagle Hill Series

Lily Series

Stoney Ridge Seasons Series

Lancaster County Series


The Heart of the Amish
Earlier Works:

Book List by ISBN:

The Search: ISBN 0800733878
The Waiting: ISBN 080073386X
The Choice: ISBN 0800733851
Amish Peace: ISBN 080073338X
Anna’s Crossing: ISBN: 0800723198
The Heart of the Amish: ISBN: 0800722035
Christmas at Rose Hill Farm: ISBN 0800721934
A Surprise for Lily: ISBN 0800721357
A Big Year for Lily: ISBN 0800721349
A New Home for Lily: ISBN 0800721330
Life with Lily: ISBN 0800721322
Amish Proverbs, expanded edition: ISBN 0800720962
The Revealing: ISBN: 0800720954
The Calling: ISBN 0800720946
The Letters: ISBN 0800720938
Amish Values for Your Family: ISBN 9780800719968
A Lancaster County Christmas: ISBN 9780800719951
A Lancaster County Christmas: ISBN: 0800719951
The Lesson: ISBN: 0800719891
The Haven: ISBN 0800719883
The Keeper: ISBN 0800719875
Amish Proverbs: ISBN: 0800719530
Amish Peace AudioBook: ISBN 1598596497
Grit for the Oyster: ISBN 0981559220
For the Love of Dogs: ISBN 0981559298
Copper Fire: ISBN 0981559204
Copper Star: ISBN 0979332745