Buggy Talk with Tracy Fredrychowski

Author Tracy Fredrychowski recently invited me to be a guest on her popular “Buggy Talk” Podcast. We talked about writing, fiction, and The Pocket Quilt Series, and I read the first chapter of my most recent release Pockets of Peace, the third and final book in the series. In case you missed the conversations we …

Amish Snowbird Getaway Giveaway

Suzanne Woods Fisher, Shelley Shepard Gray, Kathleen Fuller, Amy Clipston, Leslie Gould, and I recently gathered in Pinecraft, near Sarasota, for the Amish Snowbird Getaway. Readers traveled from all across the country to join us, and we talked about reading, writing, and the Amish. At both the library event and the luncheon, there was a constant buzz of …

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

Episode 23 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 …

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 …