BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY

Welcome to the Pockets of Promise Blog Tour + Giveaway, hosted by yours truly! ABOUT THE BOOK Title                       Pockets of Promise Series Title       The Pocket Quilt Series (#1) Author                  Laurie Stroup Smith Publisher             Vinspire Publishing Release Date     April 30, 2020 Genre                   Amish A young Amish woman—torn between two worlds and two men—travels to Pinecraft, …

Lights, Camera, Action!

After sharing my big announcement on social media, I was contacted by the folks at Loveland Magazine, an online platform that publishes news about Loveland, Ohio. David Miller and Cassie Mattia invited me to return to my hometown to do an on-camera interview, and I agreed with great excitement! Thank you, Loveland Magazine, for this …

IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE!

I am SUPER excited to announce that I have signed a three-book contract with Vinspire Publishing! I am sure I will have specific details to share with you in the near future, but for now, I would like to thank my agent Julie Gwinn as well as Dawn Carrington with Vinspire Publishing for believing in …

Girlfriend Getaway Giveaway

At the end of the school year, my daughter’s teacher gave me this “vintage” wooden Amish family (dated 1985) and encouraged me to host a giveaway. While in Sugarcreek for the Girlfriend Getaway this weekend, I asked the participating authors to sign the back of each piece. Pictured below from left to right: Amy Clipston, …

#FictionFriday: Shelley Shepard Gray

Congratulations to my friend and mentor Shelley Shepard Gray! On November 7th, her 39th Amish title will be available for purchase. The Gift is the third book in The Amish of Hart County Series. The Schwartz family purchased property from the Vances in Hart County, Kentucky. They are happy to be spending Christmas on their new farm …

My Top 10 Favorites in Ohio Amish Country

Over the past four years, I’ve visited Ohio Amish Country about a dozen times. People often ask me for recommendations as they plan their own trips, so I created a list of my top 10 favorites in Ohio Amish Country. 10. Rebecca’s Bistro      If you’re not in the mood for Amish fare, head …