What other new projects do you have on the horizon?
I’ll be alternating between the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series, with one book from each series releasing every six months. I will also being doing another collection of novellas with authors Kathleen Fuller and Kelly Long titled An Amish Wedding. The collections are fun because we have crossover characters!
Who was the person who influenced you the most with your writing?
My mother. I can remember coming home from school, and my mother would have her head buried in a book, though not every day (I better add that in case she reads this!). I wrote my first story to my grandparents when I was five or six years old. I wanted to write stories that made people feel good. My Mom is my biggest fan and continues to influence me on a daily basis.
What message would you like your readers to take from Seek Me with All Your Heart?
That the only way to true peace is through a one-on-one relationship with God. The Amish don’t have a monopoly on that kind of peace, and you don’t have to live in Lancaster County or Colorado to have it. It is available to all of us if you Seek Him With All Your Heart. I think this book is a good example of that belief.
What is your greatest achievement?
Surviving the teenage years with both my sons. Truly.
What is your goal or mission as a writer?
To write the stories that God puts in my head, books that give the reader a non-preachy understanding about the peacefulness that comes from a real relationship with God.
What do you do to get away from it all?
That never happens. Kidding! I like to get away with my husband, just the two of us. It doesn’t really matter where, as long as we’re together.
Is there anything you’d like to add?
Just that I am blessed beyond my wildest dreams with a wonderful husband, family, and friends. And I always wanted to publish ONE book, to somehow make a difference. I’m currently contracted for fourteen. I thank God every single day for the enormous blessings He has bestowed on me. I feel very undeserving, but profoundly grateful.
Do you have discussion questions for Seek Me with All Your Heart?
Yes, all of my books have discussion questions in the back.