Friday, November 24, 2017

It's almost ready! This market will help support the apartment building which will house former Amish who need a place to stay and to stay and work in the fragile days right after they make a decision to leave their Amish communities.

 Here's information from the Facebook page:

"Beyond Measure Market is located in Savannah OH, and part of Mission to Amish People, a ministry that reaches out to Amish and former Amish people.

The bulk food store is being built to help pay for New Beginnings apartment housing, also going up on the same property. To learn more about the Mission to Amish People, Beyond Measure Market and New Beginnings Homestead, go to"

It's been a long time coming, and I'm excited to know the wait is nearly over!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Publishing Contract for "The Whole World and All"

I'm happy to announce I've signed a publishing contract with Breath of Fresh Air Press for my boomer/coming-of age novel The Whole World and All.

I'm very excited about this manuscript being published! The novel is set in the mid-1960's amidst the turmoil and change of that decade, and this change affects the main character, Annie Thomas, too. She's moved into a new city, a new school, and neighborhood. New teacher, classmates, and friends. New everything! Is she ready?

This novel is funny and frank, as Annie steers a course through early adolescence and the awakening of her mind and spirit to the world around her. Suddenly, she discovers there are scarier things in this life than monsters and frightening fairy tales. The Viet Nam war sears a place in Annie's heart and troubles her thoughts, even as she sleeps. Moving into a suburb for the first time brings its own challenges, and a bully who threatens with more than jeers sets her mind on finding a way to subdue his nasty nature.

I'll update as the publishing process progresses, so watch this space!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

FREE Recipe to say Merry Christmas!

A favorite recipe of mine is Kasekuchen (German Cheesecake.) In Germany, it is often served at breakfast with strawberries and coffee. Enjoy the recipe, and Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Speaking Event: Catholic Women's Club of Richland County

I'm looking forward to speaking about Mission to Amish People Ministries with Rene Budd on October 12. We'll be with the Catholic Women's Club of Richland County, Ohio. I'll be sharing about MAP as a volunteer and telling a little about my book, The Miting, which is a novel based on the experiences of many former Amish I know. All royalties the book earns is sent to MAP Ministry.

Rene will be sharing about MAP's new venture of building housing and about the plan to open a bulk food market to aid the former Amish in jobs as they transition to the English world. She'll also share about the ministries MAP provides.

Speaking events are opportunities to learn, as well as share, and we are glad to be experiencing that opportunity with the Catholic Women's Club of Richland County.

Friday, December 11, 2015


We're nearing the end of 2015, and in keeping with the tradition of beginning again as a new year approaches, I've renovated my blog. It's needed a fresh face for a while, but I've put off getting down to the nitty-gritty to make the changes. However, accidentally deleting my old design pushed me to start over. I guess goof-ups like that can be the impetus for change. I still have some tweaking to do, but for now, I like the new look!

Speaking of changes, there will be some for me as an author in the new year. Some changes are not yet gelled, but watch this space for news concerning book 2 of the Amish series, as well as news concerning a new manuscript which may be making its way into book form in 2016 also.

Onward toward 2016!

Blessings to you,


Friday, March 20, 2015

It's the perfect Spring side dish: Amish Potato Salad. Find the Yoder family recipe on AmishWisdom

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Cuffe Sisters Interview

Hop on over to the Cuffe Sister's place and join us for a chat about The Miting, our family Christmas traditions, and my dream office space!

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Miting will be available on Amazon Kindle and Barnes Noble Nook for $0.99 from December 8 to January 5!

Amazon: The Miting for Kindle

Barnes and Noble: The Miting for Nook