Let’s celebrate!

Let’s celebrate!

My new novel Starting from Scratch is receiving rave reviews! What makes Starting from Scratch unique from my other Amish novels? In spite of years of research into the Amish lifestyle and culture, up until now I’ve felt a bit uneasy writing about them. I’ve written...
Creating from Scratch

Creating from Scratch

While I eagerly await the release of my next novel, Starting from Scratch, I’ve pondered the title. As several of you mentioned on my last blog post, many things start from scratch other than cooking. Although a good home-made meal is hard to beat. Last year,...
Starting from Scratch?

Starting from Scratch?

Hunger invades me as I recall my mother in her kitchen preparing a huge vat of chicken stock in her pressure cooker. Left-over chicken bones, vegetables, even onion skins, were tossed into the concoction to produce the fabulous stock she often froze for future use....