Judy Miller

Oktoberfest 2015

The first weekend in October will soon arrive and that means the arrival of Oktoberfest in Amana, Iowa. If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit the Amana Colonies, there’s time to plan a visit and enjoy the Oktoberfest activities. As many of you know, I’ve written six books and a novella, all set in

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Exciting News!

Hey Friends, I wanted to give you a heads-up that Bethany House Publishers is hosting a Facebook Party on November 4th (5pm PST/6pm MST/7pm CST/8pm EST) to celebrate the release of The Brickmaker’s Bride. Just click on this link and you’ll be directed to my Facebook page where you can register to win a Kindle

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Scavenger Hunt Stop #12

WINNERS IN THE SCAVENGER HUNT ARE AS FOLLOWS: KINDLE FIRE HDX  Erin Connor  33 BOOKS BY THE AUTHORS  Heather Hart and Lynne Tidel WINNERS IN MY PERSONAL DRAWING: Megan Williamson, Laura Hix and Marianne Barkman Welcome to the Autumn 2014 Scavenger Hunt. You have arrived at Stop #12. Follow the clues for a Chance to

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A Touch of Amana

First I want to thank all of you who participated in and signed up for my blog during the Spring Scavenger Hunt. I generally only blog one time a week—sometimes less. My blog is a little nondescript, although I tend to blog mostly about history and the places where I set my books. I like

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A Backward Glance

I recently had an e-mail from a gentleman who had recently read my Postcards from Pullman series. He asked if there was a fourth book in the series as he wanted to know if George Pullman had ever acknowledged the error of his ways before he died. I e-mailed back to tell him there wasn’t

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The Tin Man

No, I’m not talking about the tin man in the Wizard of Oz. I’m talking about Bill Metz, tinsmith in Middle Amana. One of the things I’ve most enjoyed as I’ve researched and written books set in the Amana Colonies has been the opportunity to visit with lifelong residents whose ancestors were some of the

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Spring Scavenger Hunt Coming Soon

Who doesn’t like free stuff! I know I do, but since I’m participating in this contest and can’t enter, I want all of you to have a chance. I wanted to give you a heads-up so you can mark your calendars for the big weekend–noon April 4th (Mountain Time) and ending April 6th at midnight (Mountain

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Kalona–a little beyond Amana

When I travel to the Amana Colonies, I seldom have time to visit elsewhere, but on one of my trips, I made a visit to Kalona, a community settled by the Amish and located about thirty-five miles south of the Amana Colonies. With an Amish settlement so close to the Amana Colonies, it’s little wonder

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SCAVENGER HUNT STOP #19

WINNERS OF MY BONUS PRIZES in the Fall Scavenger Hunt: The mittens went to Cathy Faist and a copy of A Simple Change went to Linda Campos. Winners in the main Scavenger Hunt: Mini IPAD: Julie Brown Johns; 25 books, Cyndi Lichlyter Wilson; 25 books-Angie Carroll. FOLLOW THE CLUES TO WIN AN iPAD MINI, FREE

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New Homes for the Sheep

It’s December 15 and I want to announce winners of the cuddly, stuffed sheep. I’m delighted that those who became shepherds passed along the book and provided others with an opportunity to read A Hidden Truth. When we began this venture, I said I would draw a name from the five flocks that moved their

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