In a few weeks, Helping Hands Press will begin publishing a new series that I’m writing called Amish Circle Letters. As many of you may know (or not), the Amish do not have access to computers and certainly do not use social media. My readers often ask me how the Amish stay in touch with each other since they don’t use computers. Can you imagine??? The concept of being technology-free seems so foreign to us since, with the click of a button, we can send short little updates about our lives to all of our Internet-connected friends.
Well, the answer is simple: Circle Letters. One person starts the letter and mails it with a list of names/addresses to the first person on the list. That person reads the letter, adds her own (yes, it’s typically written by the females), and sends the package to the next person on the list who repeats the process. When the package returns to the original sender, there are many letters with updates about the lives of friends, family, and the community. The process gets repeated
Amish Circle Letters will be published in volumes with each volume costing only 99 cents. I am very excited to be working with Helping Hands Press, whom most of you are familiar with from having read Karen Anna Vogel’s books (http://www.amazon.com/Karen-Anna-Vogel/e/B005LTBBJY ). If you haven’t read her series and novels, I encourage you to do so! She’s a wonderful author of Amish fiction…truly gifted and very knowledgeable about the Amish culture.
I’ll keep you posted on the progress but, in the meantime, happy reading!