Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Amish

I just wanted to write a quick note about The Amish Mafia show airing tomorrow tonight. It’s no secret that the Amish lifestyle is a major part of my new YA novel. When I began writing Rumspringa a little over a year ago, the Amish hair cutting hate crimes were first reported in the news. I ended up using that as a major plot line. In the course of my research, I've discovered a wonderful online site about the Amish hereErik talks about Amish Mafia Brain Drain (which his title, by the way, is so apropo it cracks me up) and I thought I’d share for those of you who are interested.  Also, check out Bill Coleman's website for some spell binding photos of the Amish way of life. I am particularly drawn to the pictures of quilts as my grandmother and great aunt were fond of quilting and it brings back wonderful memories.


Monday, December 3, 2012

A BIG Thank You!

A BIG thank you to a local elementary school for inviting me to give an author presentation! I got to talk shop with seventy people for an hour and had a blast! They were so attentive and asked great questions, it was such a pleasure!

Reading excerpt from Between

Discussing Writing Tricks

In other good news, I’ve partnered with Barbed-Wire Books @ 504 Main St. Longmont. This brick and mortar bookstore will be selling paperback copies of Between! Another BIG thank you to owner Kathe Heinecken and if you haven’t dropped in yet you definitely should go check it out – one of the best indie bookstores around. Here are the photos to prove it.

Now don’t you just want to go curl up with a good book? Me, too.

Also, as a special promotion for the author talk and recent paperback release of Between, the Kindle eBook version is free this week only. It’s already climbed to #1 this morning on the Top 100 Free Children’s New Releases in Friendship which is great, great exposure!

So a BIG thank you to everyone!