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.



  1. Thanks Cari for the mention! I have a regular "brain drain" feature on Amish America where I unload assorted thoughts, Amish links and photos, but today I realized it might have a double meaning given this week's lead topic of the "Amish mafia" :)

  2. Yes, it certainly did! I had no idea "brain drain" was a regular feature but it made me lol as I suspect everyone is currently raising their eyebrows a little over the new "reality" show. Thanks for commenting and I love your website and "Amish America" tidbits. Your work is greatly appreciated! All best...