Lindsay and I have known each other for several years. We met at The Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference in California in James Scott Bell's mentoring class. I was writing my first Amish novel and she was pitching her fantasy piece, The Story Peddler. Even though we were on opposite ends of the writing spectrum, we found something in common in that class and became good friends. I recently hired Lindsay to do the substantive editing for my newest book, The Amish Heiress. She did an incredible job and the book is doing really well on Amazon—it's been on the best seller lists for six weeks and I give a lot of the credit for that to Lindsay.
Vannetta and I connected because we both write Amish Fiction for Harvest House Publishers. I was drawn into her writing when I had the privilege of writing an endorsement for her cozy Amish Mystery, Murder, Simply Brewed. I was delighted to find another Amish author who strayed outside the boundaries of your normal light-hearted Amish romance and was willing to delve into the realms of suspense, mystery and even murder in her books. (By the way, we are giving away a signed copy of Anna's Healing, so be sure and leave a comment and your email address in the comment box below.)