Archive for November, 2012

Though Mountains Fall

For those of you eagerly awaiting the last installment of The Daughters of Caleb Bender trilogy, the time has finally come.  Though Mountains Fall, the end of the story about the Amish colony in Mexico in the 1920s, is about to be released.  We’re kicking it off in Ohio Amish country with a week-long tour, starting Saturday, December 1st at the Gospel Bookstore in Berlin.  I can’t wait to get back up there and see everybody— my aunts Bill-Mary and Enos-Mary, Jake-Susie, Uncle Eli and Aunt Katie, and about a million Amish cousins.   Most mornings I have breakfast at Boyd & Wurthman’s with Eli Hostetler (aka “Small”, who runs the bookstore in Berlin), and John Schmid, a local singer-songwriter who, to my knowledge, is the only man ever to write songs in Deitsh.  Having grown up around my family and worked with them most of his life, John knows more about my kinfolks than I do.  Good people all, and I look forward to seeing them again.

I’m really quite proud of how the series turned out, this being…