Plenty going on for fans of Amish fiction!

Happy Monday Morning!

I hope you all slept well, since this will be a busy week! Anybody who will be in central Ohio this weekend (Saturday Nov. 5th) I’ll be signing books at the Buckeye Book Fair, the largest literary fund-raiser in Ohio, from 10-4:00. It’ll be at the Fisher Auditorium, on the OSU Extension Campus, just south of Wooster, Ohio. Please go to www.buckeyebookfair.com for details and directions. I would love to meet fans of Amish fiction and readers in general! I’ll be signing copies of A Marriage for Meghan, book two of the Wayne County series. Profits benefit literacy efforts in Ohio.

Speaking of fans of Amish fiction, if you’re on Facebook please drop by Beth Wiseman’s Facebook party tomorrow to celebrate the release of her latest, The Wonder of Your Love, book two of her Land of Canann series. And here’s the best: if you post a comment, you can win one of Beth’s paintings. check out this link for a peek at her artwork:

http://blog.bethwiseman.net/2011/10/27/beth-wiseman-facebook-party.aspx

Beth is a award-winning writer and talented artist and a dear friend of mine, so please head to her Facebook party tomorrow, Nov. 1st.

And for anyone who’ll love to meet Shelley Shepard Gray, Vannetta Chapman, and Amy Clipson–and who wouldn’t if you’re a fan of Amish fiction–click on this link to meet up with one of these three super writers on the Amish County tour. They’ll soon be stopping to meet readers, sign books, light Christmas trees, and give talks in Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Don’t miss your chance to meet three lovely friends at once. Here’s the link: http://zndr.vn/AmishCountryTour). Also, they have a nifty YouTube video about their tour, so take a peek at that too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umSEbGUqkgI

Remember, books make lovely Christmas gifts, and it’s not too early to start thinking about that! Oh, did I mention I finally finished fall cleaning over the weekend?? Now if I can only keep my dog, cat, and hubby out of the house for a while. smile…

Blessings on you and yours! Mary

 

Buckeye Book Fair is coming

Anyone who will be in the Wooster area on Saturday, Nov. 6th please drop in at the Buckeye Book Fair. This is an all-day that runs from 10:00 am until 4:00 that will feature 100 Ohio writers and illustrators. They’ll be readings and children’s activities, besides signed books at a discount. This is the largest literary event in Ohio and it raises money for schools, libraries, and adult literacy programs. The $2.00 admission charge goes to that purpose. I hope if you have a chance, you’ll drop by the Buckeye Book Fair and say “hello.” I’ll be signing at table #22. Lunch will be available for purchase from the Lamplighters Auxiliary.
The event will be held in the Fisher Auditorium on the OARDC/OSU Campus in Wooster.
directions: take the Madison Ave./SR 302 exit off of US Route 30. Head south (left turn) at the traffic light. Entrance is one mile ahead on the left at the OSU time/temperature sign, OR MapQuest the street addess: 1680 Madison Ave. Wooster, Ohio
Blessings.

Buckeye Book Fair in Ohio

Last weekend was the Buckeye Book Fair in Wooster, Ohio–the largest annual book event in Ohio and one of the largest literacy fund-raisers in the country. I can’t tell you how much fun I had meeting with readers and signing books. When they opened the doors to the auditorium promptly at 9:00 am. and hundreds of people surged in to browse and buy signed copies from their favorite authors, I was filled with awe! This wasn’t the latest Harry Potter movie, or free lattes at Starbucks…these were books people were hurrying to get their hands on. I must say, as a writer, my heart pounded all that morning and is still a little off beat today two days later.  This was the first time I’d been invited to the event to sign A Widow’s Hope, and I certainly hope I’ll be invited back next year.

Afterwards, we had dinner with my long-time friend, Casey Daniels, and her husband. Casey had 9 books to sell, including her Pepper Martin mysteries, and we were both pleased with the sales at the fair. And to finish the day off perfectly, we drove to my favorite B&B, Simple Pleasures,  in Winesburg to spend the night. The innkeeper had invited their Amish neighbors to dinner and chit-chat. And their daughters held an pie-tasting for me with three different kinds of Chocolate Mousse Cream pie. The “winning” recipe along with 3 other pies will appear in The Way to a Man’s Heart, the third in the Miller Family series, coming in July, 2010. Remember, the second in the series, Never Far From Home, will be released late next month. My husband and I slept like babies, and awoke to rolling farmfields kissed by frost and the sound of roosters! I threw some apples to the deer and of course, fed Sam-the-horse apples as well. I cannot imagine a better way to spend the weekend, or a better place to spend it in than Ohio’s Amish Country!

Ohio’s Buckeye Book Fair

Any fans of Amish fiction who will be in central Ohio on Saturday November 7th, I will be signing books at the 22nd annual Buckeye Book Fair in Wooster, Ohio.  This is an invitation only affair for Ohio authors, so I am honored that I’ve been invited. The event is from 9:30 until 4:00 pm at Fisher Auditorium of Ohio Agricultural Research Center in Wooster. Proceeds benefit Ohio literacy programs and libraries. If at all possible, plan to attend. details and directions can be found at www.BuckeyeBookFair.com