Magical Memoir Moments

Celebrating Readers! An Invitation to Help Plan a Book Birthday Party

Can books have birthdays? Of course! In just a few days, Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World celebrates her first birthday.  I’d love to have your help to think about an appropriate way to thank readers, celebrate story, and find an excuse to indulge in cake and punch. Or more sugar cookies. Today…

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Serendipity: Introducing Mary Lou Weaver Houser, Another Lancaster County Mennonite Woman With Her Own Story

The last three weeks have been a whirlwind. I’ve often felt like a bride, or perhaps a wedding planner, but with about a dozen weddings to organize instead of just one! I’ve been to five states and talked to more than 700 people, signing more than 330 books along the way. Thrilling! The best part…

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The Day Before Launch: Going Home to Lititz During Harvest.

Who says you can’t go home again? Reporter Sarah Chain certainly disagrees. The official launch will be held tomorrow night at Lititz Mennonite Church, 165 Front Street, Lititz, Pennsylvania. 7 p.m. If you live close by, please join us! We’ll have a party, and we’ll relive a little Lancaster Conference Mennonite Church history in the…

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If I Should Die Before I Wake: Why I Wrote A Mennonite Memoir

When I think of dying, I think of Henry David Thoreau who famously said that he went to the woods to avoid dying without living. He had a pessimistic assessment of how many other people managed to avoid that fate: The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. I’ve known my share of quiet…

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