I’ve given up on New Year’s resolutions because I never keep them for more than a week. But my business and writing goals are a different basket of eggs–because when you make books your living, you can’t just give up when the going gets tough. Readers are waiting. The car payment is waiting. And plus,…

My writer friend Elise posted the other day about playing with her grandson—making up a script, changing it on the fly, having fun living the story without actually knowing where it was going from one minute to the next. It made me think about how we used to play when I was a kid. “Let’s play…

During Thanksgiving week, my husband and I drove to Colorado to research the Amish communities there before I begin work on the eighth book in my Whinburg Township Amish series, The Highest Mountain. Let me tell you about the second part of our journey to learn about this wonderful community set in some of the…

During Thanksgiving week, my husband and I drove to Colorado to research the Amish communities there before I begin work on the eighth book in my Whinburg Township Amish series, The Highest Mountain. What an experience! Between the magnificence of the landscape and the warmth and humor of the Amish folks themselves, I came away…