Meet Sarah Price!

Meet Sarah Price!

Sarah PriceHi everyone and since I have already been posting on the blog, I presume you already know me. πŸ˜€

However, just to get the ball rolling, let me re-introduce myself.

My fascination with the Amish began in 1978 (which blows my claim that I am perpetually 29 years old). My Mennonite grandparents took me on a great adventure to Intercourse, Pennsylvania. We drove along the backroads, visited one of the living Amish farms, watched a movie at The People’s Place in Intercourse, and toured the Weaver Schoolhouse. When I saw my first horse and buggy, I was hooked.

Most of the places that we visited on that day are no longer there. Times change. But one thing has not changed: my love of the Amish religion and culture.

For years, I bought every book I could about the Amish which, back then, were not very many and were hard to come by. Yes, this was before the Internet and this was also before Harrison Ford’s movie, The Witness, which introduced the Amish to mainstream America.

In 1988, I was a young college girl, studying anthropology at Drew University in Madison, NJ. During a break, I drove to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, determined to meet some Amish people and stay on their farm. Everyone I talked to laughed at me and told me that this was an impossible. First of all, they told me. Amish people didn’t like Englischers and, secondly, they certainly didn’t want Englische women hanging around their farms.

I proved them wrong.

For almost forty years now, I have been living among the Amish. Sometimes I would rent apartments on their farms, other times I rented rooms in their homes. I have been invited to their weddings, church services, barbecues, birthday parties, picnics, quilting bees, canning frolics, and even funerals. I even courted a young Amish man (although I didn’t realize it at the time). As my one Amish friend always says to me, “I don’t know why we like you so much, but we just do!”

Fields of CornMy first book about the Amish, Fields of Corn, was written in 1990 and was turned down by the Good Books division of Good Enterprises. The rejection letter, signed by one of the Goods (I don’t remember if it was Merle or Phyllis) informed me that (and I quote) “No one will ever want to read a romance about the Amish.” Ironically, these were the people who owned the People’s Place in Intercourse, PA before going bankrupt in 2013.

After almost twenty years, Amazon began offering self-publishing and, at the encouragement of my husband, I self-published Fields of Corn in 2009. As they say, the rest is history.

Today, I am the very proud (and busy) author of over forty novels, many of them having been on best-seller lists as well as members of the elite Amazon Top 100 Club. Almost all of my original works have been bought by publishing houses. While I am venturing into new genres (such as Women’s fiction with The Faded Photo released in April 2017 and Heavenly Blues releasing October 3, 2017), the Amish genre remains near and dear to my heart.

My goal as an author of this unique genre is to provide well-written stories that are both authentic and accurate in their portrayal of the Amish to my followers and friends. And with that, I am pleased to welcome you to the Amish Fiction Authors’ blog.

Hugs and Blessings,

Sarah Price

12 Replies to “Meet Sarah Price!”

  1. I think those of us that have a passion for the Amish lifestyle have had it for most of our lives. Mine started more than forty years ago when the sounds of buggies driving past my bedroom window would wake me each morning. Their peaceful existence has always been a draw and I have always found that in your books. Many I have read multiple times and enjoy them the second and third time as much as I do the first. Keep bringing us wonderful stories, Sarah!

      1. You can be sure if it is Amish and written by you I have it and have read then several times. I love to visit the people again now and then . <3

  2. Looks like you know my favorite author and friend very well. I love all her books but I think” Coffee” is my favorite. Sarah shares her servants heart for others and inspires her readers to do the same πŸ’•

  3. Sarah, I have been a fan, reader and as you state we are your friends. I really appreciate the accuracy and truth in your books. It amazes em when I read an amish book and think to myself, no way can that happen in real life. I have recently found out my grandmother who was placed in an orphanage at a very young age, had mennonite grandparents. My cousin and I are looking into getting more family history and information. I look forward to seeing who the true amish authors you recommend are. I have a few I would love to know if they are good before I buy any of their books. I always look forward to your new releases and especially Belle! I’m about halfway thru the Wedding at Shire hall. You are such a talented and gifted writer, an amazing people to be so giving of your time with readers thru this blog and your morning coffee chats. Thank you! Hugs, Sim

  4. Your new books show your amazing growth as a writer. But trust me, your readers fell in love with you in Amish country….hugs! Awesome lady, delightful author.

  5. I have read many of your books as I, too, have a fascination with the simplicity of Amish life. I own many Amish fiction books-glad there are so many great authors out there writing Amish fiction.
    I am from Iowa but have Pennsylvania roots and have been to some of these little Amish communities-Intercourse included. My mom has Pennsylvania Dutch roots, so grew up eating delicious foods too. We have both Mennonite and Amish within my county.
    Keep the Amish fiction books coming authors!!!!

  6. Hi, Sarah!

    I have to laugh at the ‘No one will ever want to read Amish romances’ quote. πŸ˜‰ It just goes to prove that no one (but God) knows for sure what the future holds. I’m glad you stuck to your guns and kept writing. I love reading Amish fiction as much as I love writing it.

    I shared this blog on the ‘Keeping Up With The Amish’ Facebook page, so hopefully we’ll have more readers joining us soon! By the way, will you be attending the ‘Girlfriends Getaway’ in Ohio Amish Country next June?

    Blessings,
    Jenn
    http://www.jebspredemann.com

  7. I have read many of your books. I like Barb look forward to Morning Coffee everyday. Keep up the great writing. Love your books.

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