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 drafting 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.)
Welcome to “My Talented Friends”, Vannetta. I think the thing that intrigues me about your writing is that you don’t stay within the usual narrow confines of “Amish Fiction.” I discovered that when you asked me to endorse “Murder Simply Brewed. Here’s a review from that book that I think points out all your best qualities as a writer.
“This is one of the best mystery books that I have read. Once again author Vannetta Chapman holds us spellbound. What a great read! I have read every book by this author. Each one gets better and better.”
Being a suspense writer myself, I love that about your work. So let’s talk about it. First of all how did you choose Amish Fiction as your main genre? I suppose Amish fiction chose me.
Actually it was my agent’s idea, which I rejected. But she kept after me, and I decided in the end that I’d signed with her because I trusted her to lead me through the maze of publishing. Sixteen books later, I suppose you could say she was right.