Authors of Amish Fiction

Shipshewana, Indiana Part II by Patricia Davids

Hello everyone! I’m back to share more about my recent travels to Shipshewana, Indiana and Niagara, New York with my daughter and grandson.

To recap day one in Shipshewana; I met Sarah Price and Jennifer Beckstrand for a book signing hosted by J. Farvers Christian Book Store celebrating the launch of our collaborative work, The Amish Christmas Letters. It was a joy to meet both ladies in person for the first time. We were honored by the reader’s who came to the book signing. It was truly amazing to meet all who came and you have my heartfelt thanks for your support.

Our second day in Shipshewana started a little rocky after an emergency change of hotels at 12:00 am and getting caught in a zero-visibility downpour during the drive to the new hotel. Driving at night in unfamiliar territory can be nerve-wracking in itself. Add in a deluge of a thunderstorm and the worry of flash-flooding made the drive down-right harrowing. Thankfully the Lord was watching over us and we made it in one piece.

The rain cleared up for our drive to Hoosier Banquets where I met up with fellow Amish authors Sarah Price, Jennifer Beckstrand, Jennifer Spredemann, and Laura Bradford for a tea party with a large group of our readers. We enjoyed a wonderful luncheon hosted by Sarah and a gracious Amish family, the Millers. Mr. and Mrs. Miller and their children were very humble and kind. They were open to answering questions about their lifestyle. Their beautiful home was nestled in a picturesque countryside.

We also had a give-away and Q&A session after dinner. I enjoyed hearing about my fellow authors and visiting with so many of our readers. It was a blessed experience and a great end to our trip to Shipshewana. I’m looking forward to visiting there again. I’ll share more of my experiences on this trip with my daughter and grandson next time.

USA Today Bestselling author Patricia Davids grew up on a Kansas farm with four brothers. After college she began a wonderful career as a nurse. In 1973 Pat wrote a letter to a lonely sailor. Little did she know her talent with words would bring her love, marriage and motherhood.

An avid reader, Pat longed to write a book, but put her dream on hold as she raised a family and worked in an NICU. It wasn’t until 1996 that she began writing seriously. Today, Pat enjoys crafting emotionally satisfying romances where love and faith bring two people together forever.

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