Contest Winners

I’m pleased to announce the five winners of signed copies of Never Far from Home:  Jackie Langlois of Florence, MA;  Heidi Lewis of Olathe, KS;  Irene Holloman of Greensburg, IN;  Sharon Tomes of Sewanee, TN; and Virginia Campbell of Clifton Forge, VA. Books and signed bookmark postcards will be mailed out today. Sorry for the delay. I had an unexpected trip out of town.

Thanks to everyone who entered the contest at Author’s Buzz. Look for another free book contest in July right here at my blogsite for the release of The Way to a Man’s Heart. Congratulations to the winners.

Win a free copy of Never Far from Home

Next week I will be featured on Author Buzz/Dear Reader. Be sure to go to and click on my bookcover. I will be giving away five free signed copies of Never Far from Home at the end of the week. Thanks for coming to my blog and good luck with the contest!

Buckeye Book Fair & Christmas Tour of Inns

Just a reminder that Saturday 11-7 is the Buckeye Book Fair in Wooster Ohio, and yours truly will be signing copies of A Widow’s Hope. All proceeds from the sale of books from over 100 Ohio authors supports literacy programs in Ohio. Admission is free, and the book fair is being held in the Fisher Auditorium on the campus of OSU/OARDC campus from 9:30 to 4:00 pm. for directions, go to

Also, pencil in on your calendars the Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns that will be on December 6. Tickets are $20.00 per adult, $12.00 per child and proceeds benefit the Hospice of Holmes County. Travel through the scenic hills of Holmes County to participating inns, taste their signature holiday cookies, and experience the Amish culture at its finest. for more info, go to

Interesting Amish story in the news

Hello Amish Fiction fans. I just read an interesting story in yesterday’s newspaper, The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

A student nurse was instrumental in saving a baby that was inside a runaway Amish buggy. Apparently, the horse took off from the driveway of a house where two Amish ladies had stopped to visit. The women frantically starting chasing the buggy down the street. The nursing student stopped to pick the two ladies up, and they were successful in reining in the runaway house & buggy. The baby and horse were unhurt, thanks be to God.

Another interesting part of this story is the horse stopped at a stop sign, waited for passing traffic, looked both ways and then turned right.  According to the Sheriff’s Dept. the horse probably had gotten confused, so he simply headed for home! And they say horses are dumb animals!