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Happy news! I just signed the contract to write three more Amish women’s fiction novels set in Lancaster County, PA, featuring a dokterfraa, or female herbal healer. The research curve in writing Amish books is pretty steep, and writing about a herbalist for the Healing Grace series makes it even steeper. But guess what—when you’re…

Are thank-you notes making a comeback? The reason I wonder is that after at least two decades of gratitude silence—even following weddings—I’ve received two thank-you notes in the span of a month. I love thank-you notes. They’re like a gift that comes in the mail, unannounced and unexpected, that just brightens your day. No matter…

During the holidays, all bets (and resolutions and gram counts) are off. Weight has no meaning, and yoga pants are my friends. We can all eat holiday goodies with impunity, right? This year the women in our neighborhood came up with a great idea: a cookie exchange party. Instead of spending days and days making…