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

A Tribute to My Father

Yesterday I kept thinking about my father because it was his birthday. He was born in 1918, so he would have turned 99 yesterday. For those who have read my books, you know that his pilgrimage on this earth was often filled with strife and struggles. And yet his passage from this world to the next was a peaceful one. …

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Announcing the Winners…

Thank you all who commented on my blog last week with the offer of a three-book giveaway of Bonnet Strings: An Amish Woman’s Ties to Two Worlds. I put all your names in a bowl and had David choose three names randomly. They are: Stacy Lizzie Hershberger Tanya Delahoz Congratulations to all three of you! I’ll be emailing you to …

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Mile Mark and Free Giveaway of “Bonnet Strings”

Three Book Giveaway of Bonnet Strings: An Amish Woman’s Ties to Two Worlds See below for the details Before the instant world of the internet, it was harder for authors to know who was reading their books, or how the readers liked what they were reading. If print newspapers wrote reviews, it was a good sign. Receiving letters or fan …

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Mem: Life Lessons I Learned from My Amish Mother, Part 2

Three years later, in February of 2014, I published my second book, Bonnet Strings: An Amish Woman’s Ties to Two Worlds. That summer I realized that even though I have written two books that recalled memories of my Amish childhood and I did not shy away from writing about the abuse I endured at the hands of my father, my …

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Interview on American Studies Blog

A new interview was published today on the American Studies Blog. It’s called “Art Meets Life: An Interview with Ex-Amish Author Saloma Miller Furlong. Sabrina Völz, from Leuphana University in Lüneberg, Germany, is the author of this blog. She asked me for an interview a few months back. I look forward to meeting her at the Amish Conference in Elizabethtown, …

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The Rewards of Being an Author

I did not realize until this past year, that the impetus for writing my first book, Why I Left the Amish, was essentially to find acknowledgement of the struggles of my childhood. Both my parents died without acknowledging the difficulties all seven of their children endured. My siblings and I have dealt differently with the struggles we went through. While …

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