Tuesday, August 20, 2019

How a Writer's Brain Works

I have an Amish manuscript nearly ready for publishing (it's close!), and a Coming-of-Age manuscript waiting for edits and rewrites, but all I can think about is THIS series! The writer's quirky brain strikes again. Always looking at the next new project. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Finishing Line Celebrated!

A fun tradition my husband does for me once I finish a manuscript is to print out the novel. I place the manuscript in a notebook and create a cover for the story. 

It's wonderful to see the story in print! Here's the latest novel I just finished. I'm looking forward to seeing Falling Off the Belief published!


Monday, May 13, 2019

Mission to Amish People is giving away a copy of my book, The Miting! If you'd like to join in, hop on over to the site by clicking HERE.  A winner will be selected on Friday, May 24. Thanks for entering!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

With winter sending a blast of polar air through Ohio this year, it's easy to see why Amish and Mennonite folk take to the roads and head to Florida!

Pinecraft, near Sarasota, is the place to be if you're a member of a Plain group. This article from the Herald-Tribune gives a glimpse into this quaint southern village.

I'm tempted to join the Amish folk and escape, at least a part, of bitter winter's cold this year. A whirl around the block on a bike would be a refreshing change!

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Here is a photo gallery from the Herald Tribune of the annual Pinecraft Christmas Parade celebration. Many Amish and Mennonite become snow birds to Pinecraft--in the Sarasota, Florida area.

Some of my own Amish in-laws make the trip to Florida for a few weeks in the winter each year. It's a place where some of the rules relax a bit, and sun refreshes the soul.

The highlight of many days is gathering to wait for the buses that drive the groups of Amish and Mennonite to Florida. Greeting family and friends as they arrive is a a lot of fun! Likewise, gathering to wave off those who have to return to the frozen north is also important.

The parade is a wonderful time of celebration for those who spend Christmas in Pinecraft.