I have an Amish book coming out next summer … and it’s a pretty yummy book.
Just a few hours ago I received an editorial note from my editor Kathleen at Harvest House. And you can guess what I’ll be working on for the next two weeks … edits.
I had a few favorite parts in this letter from her:
1. “I’m not asking for any huge changes.” <–this is something every author wants to read. Can I get and AMEN?!
2. “It’s a joy to read. You’ve got a flesh-and-blood heroine and the yummiest hero I think I’ve ever seen in Amish fiction. And glory, all that good eating…” <–I might have to get that quote framed for all the hard writing days.
The edits are for a book I’m co-editing with Sherry Gore, author of Simply Delicious Amish Cooking and her new release, Me, Myself, and Pie. The novel is part of a Pinecraft Pie Shop series. Our first book is titled Made with Love.
Our novel series is set in Pinecraft, Florida … an Amish community where 3,000 Anabaptists travel to every winter to escape the cold. As a duty, my family and I “sacrificed,” and we went to Pinecraft in January. Here are some behind-the-scenes looks at our book research.
The story of our trip is in the captions!
Sherry Gore and I are excited that our book Made with Love will be out next summer! You know we’re a good writing match as co-authors when our names are almost exactly the same except I have an extra letter!
Edits should be done soon. Prayers for that are appreciated. And when we get a cover you’ll be the first to know!
If you want to know more about Pinecraft you can check out Katie Troyer’s blog. Katie grew up Amish, and she lives in Pinecraft. Katie is 3′ 4″ tall. Here she is talking to some friends in Pinecraft in this photo.
So have you ever thought about visiting Pinecraft?
If you do there will be PIE…
And in this community there will be new friends to greet you when you arrive!
So how about you? Would you like to visit Pinecraft?
Or … what other Amish communities would you like to visit? What would you like to see?
Leave a comment, and I’ll choose one of you to receive a copy of my Christmas novella: A Christmas Gift for Rose.