Vannetta and Anita

This past June, Amil’s Inn Bed and Breakfast was blessed to have author, Vannetta Chapman and her husband as guests.  Vannetta was in the area to complete research on the Amish community.

Vannetta Chapman holds a BA and MA degree in English and has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving over two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace in Albion, Pennsylvania. She published a novel with Abingdon Press called A Simple Amish Christmas in October of 2010. Her first Quilt Shop Murder Mystery, Falling to Pieces (Zondervan), will release in September of 2011.  She currently lives in the Texas hill country.

Here is a synopsis of Falling to Pieces:

In the Amish community of Shipshewana, two women—one Amish, one English—reluctantly join forces for a short-term business venture. Neither is looking for friendship, but when the town’s newspaper editor is murdered, and an unexpected prime suspect is identified, the women form an unlikely alliance to solve the mystery.
In this first book of a three-book series, author Vannetta Chapman brings a fresh twist to the popular Amish fiction genre. She blends the familiar components consumers love in Amish books—faith, community, simplicity, family—with an innovative who-done-it plot that keeps readers guessing right up to the last stitch in the quilt.
When two women—one Amish, one English—each with different motives, join forces to organize a successful on-line quilt auction, neither expects nor wants a friendship. As different as night and day, Deborah and Callie are uneasy partners who simply want to make the best of a temporary situation. But a murder, a surprising prime suspect, a stubborn detective, and the town’s reaction throw the two women together, and they form an unlikely alliance to solve a mystery and catch a killer.

For more information or to schedule an interview, you may contact her publicist, Katie Broaddus. Katie can be emailed at : Katie ( at )

 You may also contact Vannetta directly at VannettaChapman (at)

 Vannetta can also be reached via facebook (Vannetta Chapman, author) as well as on the following sites: