Archive for October, 2014

Amish Life #1

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

In preparation for writing the next book in my Amish Mysteries, I’ve been spending some time in Lancaster County. I love having the opportunity to ride around the countryside, snap pictures, and learn new facts. Some of the things I’ve learned will find their way into the main plots of my books. Some, will help authenticate the backdrop for my characters.

If you’re on Facebook, you probably know I share pictures and tidbits from time to time with my readers. But, in the event that you’re not, here is a picture/tidbit I thought you might enjoy.  030

I took this picture of an Amish-owned business that repairs farm equipment. If you look to the right of the main building, you’ll see a small brown outbuilding with a window. That’s the “phone” booth. It’s kept outside the business so as not to distract, but it’s there when a business reason arises. Inside the booth is a small desk and chair, along with the phone.

 Also…do you see the “scooter bike?” It’s a widely used mode of transportation for many Amish. Interestingly enough, actual “bikes” are not allowed. The thinking behind that is it might allow them to go too far from home and they like to keep everyone close.

I’ll be back with a new picture/tidbit next week!


Upcoming Events

(more being added all the time)

Windsor Locks, CT
Wednesday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.
Windsor Locks Public Library
28 Main Street

Scottsdale, AZ
Saturday, March 18, 2 p.m.
The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 N Goldwater Blvd #101

Tucson, AZ
Sunday, March 19, 1 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Booksellers

Scarsdale, NY
Wednesday, March 29, 1 p.m.
Scarsdale Women's Club
(private event)

Colchester, CT
Tuesday, June 20, 6:30 p.m.
Cragin Memorial Library
8 Linwood Ave.
Colchester CT 06415

Lockport, NY
Sunday, October 8.
Murder Mystery Train
**Ticketed event--limited seats left! $66 includes 6 hour train ride, interactive mystery, stop at vineyard, dinner on lake.
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Toronto, Canada
Oct. 12-15
Bouchercon Mystery Conference

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