Writing Projects


Pockets of Promise

Book #1 in The Pocket Quilt Series

Release Date: April 30, 2020

Vinspire Publishing

Available for preorder from Amazon and Barnes and Noble

A young woman–torn between two worlds and two men–travels to Pinecraft, where she receives wisdom and guidance from secret letters tucked inside a special quilt.

Mariah Mast’s best friend Josiah Weaver has concentrated his efforts on providing for their future together, but on her eighteenth birthday, Mariah finds herself edging away from Josiah and her faith. An encounter with police, a misunderstanding of intentions, and hurt feelings compound her confusion. Her grandmother sends her to stay with an aunt in Pinecraft and gives her a pocket quilt with handwritten messages tucked inside.

Thrilled to have her help at the bed and breakfast, Aunt Birdie introduces Mariah to a group of new friends, including Luke Yoder, a young Amish man who works for his father’s construction company. Spending time with him opens up a new world for Mariah. Her grandmother’s words of wisdom offer guidance as she makes a decision that will have lasting consequences for those she loves. Will she find fulfillment in Florida? Or does her heart belong in Holmes County?

Current Work In Progress: 

Pockets of Purpose

Book #2 in The Pocket Quilt Series

Release Date: TBD

Vinspire Publishing

Surgical complications leave an Amish auctioneer searching for his passions and purpose.

Other Works:

Operation Reins for Warriors

The Wounded Warrior Series Book #2

Manuscript Status: Proposal Sent

An Air Force veteran participating in an equine therapy program and a recreational pilot with a painful secret find freedom from the past and a future together.

She returned from her service in the Air Force with wounds unseen. Yearning for freedom from isolation and control, she attends Operation Reins for Warriors, an equine therapy program for veterans. There she meets a pilot who discovers she is the one person who can fill the void in his heart. While the horses help her heal and find freedom from the past, he must convince her to trust him with her future.

Operation Tidal Wave

The Wounded Warrior Series Book #1

Manuscript Status: Proposal Sent

*2019 ACFW Genesis Semi-Finalist

Her success as a surfer proved difficult for him to handle, but an accident ended her path to greatness. Now he’s returned home – a war vet. Both bearing scars, these former high school sweethearts must overcome old wounds to find freedom, peace, and love.

Beside Still Waters

Manuscript Status: Proposal Sent

Will a young Amish woman compromise her integrity and her family for the love of a man? 

After learning her mother has terminal brain cancer, twenty-two-year-old Jewel Fisher finds a way to help support their family and cover the cost of her mother’s experimental treatments. When the deacon’s son Keith volunteers to help on the Fishers’ farm, Jewel is forced to hide the truth from the man who has captured her heart. How can she earn Keith’s love without compromising her family? How can they have a future when a lie stands between them?

The Veil of Violet –

An Amish Horse Progress Days Novella

Manuscript Status: Complete

*2018 ACFW Genesis Semi-Finalist

Overwhelmed with grief from the sudden loss of her young daughter, Miriam Lapp battles through each day. Her husband Aaron fears her struggles interfere with her sense of right and wrong, and he involves the bishop. Feeling betrayed, Miriam retreats farther from her husband. Desperate to reconnect with his wife, Aaron encourages her to attend Horse Progress Days with him. While visiting the annual Amish showcase event, temptation overwhelms her, and she makes a terrible mistake. Miriam is forced to face the consequences of her actions behind bars where her heart begins to heal as she finds a renewed sense of purpose. But will her husband and their neighbor Esther Stoltzfus ever forgive her for the choices she made?

 Horse Progress Days Book #1

Manuscript Status: Complete

Will love always protect, trust, hope, and persevere?

Set against the backdrop of Horse Progress Days – the Amish summer showcase event in which draft animal power is shown to be possible, practical, and profitable – this is a story of forgiveness and redemption for two women in the midst of betrayal and deceit.

Camp Galatians

Manuscript Status: Complete

Beth Shapiro has no desire to spend a week with the Hiram County Christian seventh grade class on their annual fall camping trip.  And if Erick Moulder was assigned to her trail group, this would be a very long week.

Erick Moulder can’t wait to tackle the Camp Galatians low ropes course and explore the woods with his friends.  He hopes Beth Shapiro has been assigned to his Trail Group.  After his mother’s recent passing, Erick has yearned to find hope in something.

At the end of the week, the campers participate in the Spirit Challenge.  This unique opportunity tests their courage, their friendships, and their relationships with God in ways they never could have imagined.