From an Amish childhood to a life of her choosing, Saloma Miller Furlong has lived two lives in one. Now she writes about what she has learned along the way.

Welcome to the website and blog of author Saloma Miller Furlong!

Through the writing of her books and blog, Saloma offers a unique look inside an Amish community, while also telling a universal story of leaving home and overcoming adversity. To learn more, visit her blog, About Amish, or purchase her books.

The home where Saloma grew up
The happiest day of Saloma's life

Saloma has written the story of her youth in two books:

Why I Left the Amish: A Memoir


Bonnet Strings: An Amish Woman’s Ties to Two Worlds


American Experience featured Saloma’s story in two documentaries, “The Amish” and “The Amish: Shunned.”

Latest Blog Posts From About Amish

Amish Styles

I have gone through photos recently to decide which ones should be included in my new book, Liberating Lomie. Photos can tell stories if one knows what to look for. I have one...

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Book Cover for Liberating Lomie

I am so pleased to unveil the cover for my new book, Liberating Lomie: Memoir of an Amish Childhood. Much gratitude goes to Pam Johnson of TechPro Publications for her patience and craft...

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Introducing Memory Pages Press

My, how good it is to be back! It has taken weeks to solve the problem of finding a reliable way to notify you, dear readers, when I publish a new blog post....

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New Website is Live!

This has been a long time coming, but my website has finally gone live. I have learned so much in the past month about hosts, WordPress websites, themes, plugins, templates, block editors, theme...

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Photo credits: Amish landscape by Bruce Stambaugh  portrait of child photo, Ohio School Pictures; portrait of adult photo, Kerstin Martin; photo of Saloma’s childhood home, David Furlong; photo of wedding, Maurice Salada.

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