Today I’m excited to welcome author Vannetta Chapman as my Meet-and-Greet guest! This lady writes some great Amish fiction. But before we get to her latest book, let’s get to know the author.
Vannetta Chapman holds a BA and MA degree in English and has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving over two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. Her first Amish novel with Abingdon Press, A Simple Amish Christmas, quickly became a Christian Books Distributor bestseller. Her first Shipshewana Amish Mystery, Falling to Pieces (Zondervan), released in September of 2011–the first in a three book series. She has also signed a contract for a three book Amish romance series with Harvest House. A Promise for Miriam: Pebble Creek Series will release in June of 2012.
Welcome, Vannetta! Wow, You are one busy lady! Let’s jump straight to the fun so you can get back to writing all those books! 🙂
Opener Question: What seven words best describe you? A bit obsessive, odd, friendly, loving, sincere.
1) Anchorage, Alaska or Key West, Florida? ALASKA. It’s on my list of places to visit–SOON!
2) Chocolate cake or carrot cake? CHOCOLATE. I’m a fanatic, and I don’t eat orange anyway (don’t ask).
3) On the move or home sweet home? Both. Please let me choose both. I love traveling, inherited the travel gene from my dad … but there’s no place like your OWN place after you’ve been away.
4) Dogs or cats? WHY are your questions so hard? I have 3 cats, but I have DOGS in my stories. I love them both.
5) Run or walk? WALK. I’m a jogger in my head, but in truth, I walk and hike.
6) Shop ’til you drop or Shop only if necessary? I’m not much of a shopper. I LIKE to go every now and then, but not really that often. Plus I live in a town of 6,000 so it’s an EVENT when I “go to town” and shop.
7) The Diary of Anne Frank or Princess Diaries? Since I taught for 15 years, and taught the first, I’ll have to choose it. But I do like both classic and contemporary stories.
I loved your answers, Vannetta! (Sorry to make it so hard, by the way. :)) Your aversion to orange foods has me curious, and I totally get what you mean about the jogging thing. The only way I like running is if I’m chasing after something.
Thanks for being my guest!
Falling to Pieces
In the Amish community of Shipshewana, two women—one Amish, one English—reluctantly join forces for a short-term business venture. Neither is looking for friendship, but when the town’s newspaper editor is murdered, and an unexpected prime suspect is identified, the women form an unlikely alliance to solve the mystery.
Blog Readers: Let’s talk…What motivates you to run? Any color aversions when it comes to food?