Katie Troyer

Katie Troyer

An article about Katie Troyer appeared in the The Herald Tribune called "Turning a Camera Lens on Amish Life in Sarasota" today.  The author of this article captured Katie well. I especially like the comment about the pixie dust. Katie lends a perspective that no one else has. She is an observant adult, at the eye-level of a young child. …

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Amish Church Singing

I am often asked at book talks what aspects of Amish life I miss. One of the first things I say is "the community." I describe how the Amish come together in times of need, women getting together for quiltings, people getting together for a "frolic," for weddings; for funerals; and of course for church services. When I was young and had …

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Coming to a Venue Near You…

A week after the film "The Amish: Shunned" premiered on American Experience, and also a week after Bonnet Strings was released, my new agent, Heidi Ihrig, and I are busily scheduling for the cross-country book tour that David and I would like to make to promote Bonnet Strings and its prequel Why I Left the Amish. There is so much of this country …

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