Fall Harvest

Friends have been posting pictures of visits to pumpkin patches and apple orchards all month. They’re canning applesauce, apple butter, and pie fillings. When I think of fall crops, I don’t think of tomatoes, but we are have quite a harvest of Sweet 100 tomatoes this year. Earlier this summer, we needed to move our …

A FREE Novella for Newsletter Subscribers

I truly appreciate the support you have given me whether you recently discovered my books or you have been with me since the beginning when publishing a book was merely a dream. To show my gratitude, I am offering a free digital download of The Veil of Violet, an Amish Horse Progress Days Novella exclusively to …

Buggy Talk with Tracy Fredrychowski

I recently had the pleasure of talking with Author Tracy Fredrychowski as a guest on her popular Buggy Talk Podcast. We talked about writing, The Pocket Quilt Series, and the story I wrote that was selected for Chicken Soup for the Soul: Navigating Eldercare & Dementia. In case you missed the conversation we recorded for …

Pockets of Purpose Blog Tour + Giveaway

Welcome to the Pockets of Promise Blog Tour + Giveaway, hosted by yours truly! ABOUT THE BOOK Title                       Pockets of Purpose Series Title       The Pocket Quilt Series (#2) Author                  Laurie Stroup Smith Publisher             Vinspire Publishing Release Date     June 30, 2021 Genre                   Amish Surgical complications leave an Amish auctioneer searching for his passions and purpose. Two years …

Going Once, Going Twice…Sold!

In Pockets of Purpose, Book #2 in The Pocket Quilt Series, an Amish auctioneer has surgery to remove a cyst from his vocal cords. Complications from the procedure interfere with his healing, leaving him searching for his passions and purpose. Continue reading to learn more about the inspiration behind the story. Mt. Hope Auction I’ve attended …

Preorder Pockets of Purpose Today!

Praise for Pockets of Purpose “Laurie Stroup Smith is definitely a new Amish fiction author to watch. Pockets of Purpose is a charming slice of Amish life.” Jennifer Beckstrand, USA Today bestselling author of The Amish Quiltmaker’s Unexpected Baby “A sweet story of overcoming hardships, trusting God’s will, and finding true love.” USA Today bestselling author Rachel J. …