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Vannetta in Bandera, Texas

Vannetta in Bandera, Texas

Thanks for stopping by my official webpage. Summer’s here, and I know there’s a lot of things to do when the days are long and the sun is nice and bright and hot. I appreciate your taking the time to click over and see me. Browse around a bit, leave a comment if you’d like, and if you have a question, drop me a line via the Connect/Contact button at the top!

We’re still celebrating the release of my new Amish mystery series. Book one, What the Bishop Saw, has had fabulous reviews and we’re over-the-moon excited about the reader response to this series. Other exciting things happening in the next month include:

  • Raging Storm will be on sale in ebook format for 99 cents from 5/30 thru 6/30 with all retailers.
  • The Goodreads giveaway of What the Bishop Saw will continue through May 31st.
  • Leave a comment on my blog, and I’ll choose a winner for a $10 Amazon gift card.
  • My new Rafflecopter giveaway is live and includes potholders made from a sweet Amish family in Colorado, the setting of What the Bishop Saw. Details below.
  • My Shipshewana Amish mystery series is now on sale for $2.99 for all 3 books. I’m not sure how long this lasts, so check prices before you click.
  • Light of Dawn releases on June 27th. You can pre-order now!

You also can purchase a copy of What the Bishop Saw at your local bookstore or on-line:

Amazon *** B&N *** CBD

To access a list of all my books, in order, use the Books/Booklist button above. Also check out my blog, From the Back Porch, below. I’m sharing Amish Fun Facts once a month.

The release of a new book just doesn’t get old for me. This is book #19, and we are not slowing down. So stay tuned! More good books are on the way.


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From the Back Porch

Fiction Full of WHAT?

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vc logoMost writers have a tag line. It’s something we put on our website, our business cards, our social media pages…anywhere we can fit it. It’s something that is supposed to describe not just our writing, but our mission as a writer.

My tag line is “Fiction Full of Grace.” Today I thought I’d share what I mean by that.

When I first started writing I was writing romantic suspense. Then my agent asked me to write an Amish romance. Then Harper Collins Christian Publishing asked me to write an Amish mystery. Then Harvest House asked me “if you could write anything, what would it be,” and I submitted The Remnant series which is dystopian.

I’ve also written some contemporary romances, a young adult book, and a western. Those haven’t been published yet, but I plan to publish them independently to supplement what I will be writing for Harlequin/Love Inspired (Amish romances which will begin releasing next year).

What do all of those different genres have in common? What is the one thread running through my stories? I thought about that a long time. I struggled over it and prayed about it and even attended workshops with titles like “What’s Your Brand?”

In the end, the answer–for me, was simple. I write Fiction Full of Grace. I write stories that remind us God is ever present, ever caring, and we don’t need to be afraid or worried or anxious. Our heavenly Father loves us more than we can imagine, and we can rest in that knowledge. God’s grace is my brand, my tagline, and it’s the reason that I write.

Now it’s your turn. Tell me what your favorite KIND of story to read is. Everyone who leaves a comment will be entered to receive a $10 Amazon certificate. Last week’s winner was Kate K.



Announcements for this week:

  • Light of Dawn has released early. Amazon is already mailing print copies, and the ebook will release on 6-27.
  • My inspirational romantic suspense books are now available on KU, so if you’re a subscriber, please check out Hidden and Protected in the Kindle store.
  • We now have over 60 reviews for What the Bishop Saw on Amazon. Thank you!
  • My new rafflecopter giveaway includes a set of potholders made by one of the Amish women in the Monte Vista community. Details of the giveaway are on my main page.
  • Want to win a copy of Light of Dawn? My publisher is giving away 10 copies on Goodreads.
  • Raging Storm is also on sale for 99 cents in ebook format, and Amazon is offering it for 79 cents.

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