The Amish fiction genre remains hot, despite the inroads of novels like Fifty Shades of Grey. We’ve talked a lot about such novels over the years, with favorites like Wanda Brunstetter and Beverly Lewis leading the pack. As some of you know, I’ll be coming out with an Amish-themed full-length fiction book of my own soon (stay tuned). That book is called Abraham’s Redemption and I think it’s sort of difficult to categorize. Abraham’s Redemption is hardly Fifty Shades of Grey, but it’s probably not as squeaky clean as a Wanda Brunstetter novel (although some of her plots are a little jarring, so maybe I’m ok:). Also, I am a guy:) and many of the bestselling Amish fiction books are penned by women, so I’m not sure if my gender will come into play. Anyway, the topic is on my mind today because the Christian Science Monitor has a piece in their paper today about the continuing popularity of such novels. Click here to read it. And who’s your favorite Amish-themed fiction author?
I did take a stab at Amish-themed fiction in my novella, Rebecca at the Beach, which was released last year.That was fun to write, but it was a very short book. Writing a full-length fiction novel like Abraham’s Redemption was a lot of work, a lot of moving parts in such a long story!