Posts Tagged ‘Lancaster County’

Amish # 5 Has A Title!

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Next year’s installment in my Amish Mysteries (aka Amish # 5), finally has a title.

 A CHURN FOR THE WORSE will release on March 1, 2016.

As for what the book is about, here’s the back cover copy for your enjoyment…

The national bestselling author of Suspendered Sentence returns to  Heavenly, Pennsylvania, where shop owner Claire Weatherby and Detective Jakob Fisher must put on their thinking kapps to solve a string of robberies and a murder in the Amish community…

When an Amish farmer is found dead in his barn, his family accepts his death as God’s will. But Detective Jakob Fisher knows the farmer didn’t hit himself in the head with the shovel lying beside his body. And when it comes to light that a stranger appeared at the farmer’s home and now money is missing from their milk can, Fisher suspects robbery as the motive—especially when another Amish family is victimized.

Getting to the truth proves difficult, however, since Fisher has two strikes against him in the eyes of the Amish—his chosen career, and the Amish roots he left behind. Desperate to stop a murderous thief, Fisher turns to Heavenly Treasures shop owner Claire Weatherly for help. The trust she’s earned from the Amish community enables her to go where the detective cannot—straight into the path of a killer…


Pre-order links for A CHURN FOR THE WORSE are starting to pop up with vendors, so check your favorite place to shop for books and see if you can pre-order now. For now, here’s pre-order information for Amazon.


When Research Turns Into Life Tips

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

In preparation for the writing phase of each new book in my Amish Mysteries series, I take a trip down to Lancaster County, PA for research. Each time I go, I come away with greater knowledge of the Amish. This last trip, however, had me leaving with new ideas for my life.

I tell how and why over at Amish Wisdom in this post.



A Nod From The Amish

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
033One of my personal highlights from my most recent research trip to Lancaster County, PA,  came at an Amish-owned shop located on their farm. I was wandering around, looking at the dolls and baskets and other homemade items, when I came across this…


Sure, I’ve seen my books in independent bookstores and big chains like Barnes & Noble before, and it’s always exciting. But to see it in an actual Amish owned shop?!?!?!?


Thankfully the tour guide was as excited as I was and took this picture for me. 

I’ll be back soon with more pictures…


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

Scottsdale, AZ
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The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
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Tucson, AZ
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Scarsdale, NY
Wednesday, March 29, 1 p.m.
Scarsdale Women's Club
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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
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Toronto, Canada
Oct. 12-15
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