Suzanne Woods Fisher is a prominent author who writes Amish romances. To some, the word “Amish” and “romance” don’t typically go together. But as it turns out Amish romance is a multi-million dollar industry. 25% of the inspirational fiction market is currently occupied with romantic novels with an Amish/Mennonite setting. If you’ve never explored this genre, you owe it to your self to check out author’s like Suzanne Woods Fisher.
Suzanne Woods Fisher lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has one husband, four children, one son-in-law, a brand new grandbaby, and a couple of dogs. She graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, and was a free-lancer writer for magazines while her children were growing up.
She published her first novel, Copper Star, with a small press. That book won three literary awards and caught the eye of a literary agent, Joyce Hart. Joyce knew that Suzanne had a family connection to the Plain People (Suzanne’s grandfather was raised Plain) and introduced her to an editor at Revell Books.
Amish Peace: Simple Wisdom for a Complicated World was the result of that new publishing relationship. It was a finalist for the 2010 ECPA Christian Book of the Year Award. Amish Proverbs: Words of Wisdom from the Simple Life, spun out of Amish Peace and released in August 2010.
The Choice, the first in the ‘Lancaster County Secrets’ fiction series about the Old Order Amish, is a CBD, CBA and ECPA bestseller, and was the Crossings’ Book Club Main Selection. The Waiting, book #2, a CBD bestseller, just released to rave reviews. And The Search, book #3, will release on January 1, 2011. All three stories are based in Stoney Ridge, a fictitious little town in Pennsylvania, but set in different time periods.
Suzanne has contracts with Revell for six more books about the Amish, both fiction and non-fiction. She is also the host of “Amish Wisdom ” on toginet.com, a weekly radio program featuring guests who are connected to Simple Living.
- The Choice by Suzanne Woods Fisher :Book Review (tracysbooknook.com)