The Amish Reject Modern Technology: True or False?

True or False: The Amish Reject Modern Technology? False. The Amish are very selective about the devices and innovations that members are allowed to possess, but they do not reject all modern technology outright. When a new technology becomes available … Continue reading

Colorful Grilled Veggies Recipe

Colorful Grilled Veggies Recipe: Ingredients: 10 cherry tomatoes, halved 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced 1 medium green pepper, sliced 1 medium sweet red pepper, sliced 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1 tablespoon oil 1 teaspoon lemon … Continue reading

The Amish Are a Cult: True or False?

False. The Amish are Christians and do not fit the modern, generally accepted criteria for what constitutes a cult. They may be confused as one because they follow a very restrictive set of rules and face excommunication (shunning) for certain … Continue reading

A town is not always a town in stories

I faced an interesting dilemma while researching Love Comes to Paradise in Missouri. I marked Clark, MO, on my map and headed there with eager anticipation. However, when I arrived this “town” had all but packed up and left, or … Continue reading

Apple Creek, Ohio – The Real Town in “A Quilt For Jenna.”

Apple Creek is a real place.  It is a village set in the heart of Wayne County, Ohio, eleven miles from Dalton and ten miles from Wooster.   There are real streets, and real people in Apple Creek.  There are Hershbergers … Continue reading


I’m on with Suzanne Woods Fisher today, April 4th, at 5 PM Eastern. Suzanne & I & two other guests will be discussing the Amish and war, a theme that comes up in many of my Amish stories. In addition, … Continue reading


20 years after the events in Wings of Morning, Jude & Lyyndaya Whetstone, strong-willed daughter Becky in tow, return to their Amish community in Pennsylvania & are welcomed with open arms. But life takes some strange twists & the family … Continue reading