Amy Clipston has been fascinated with the Amish for as long as she can remember. As a child she visited Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with her father, a German immigrant, who told her that the Amish spoke the same dialect of German as their relatives. Those visits to Amish Country really made an impression on Amy the child, because Amy the adult has crafted a successful career as an author of Amish fiction.
With more than 20 Amish titles to her name, including her popular Kauffman Bakery Series, Clipston has become somewhat of a cultural expert—and she often works with an Amish friend to ensure accuracy in her manuscripts. Her stories marry her love of romance writing with her interest in Amish culture.
A native of New Jersey, Amy has been writing for as long as she can remember. Clipston often jokes that her fiction writing “career” began in elementary school as she wrote and shared silly stories with a close friend. However, throughout school, she only considered writing as a hobby and never dreamt of being an author.
One day while surfing the Internet for a professional editor’s group, Amy accidentally found a local fiction writing group, Chesapeake Romance Writers. After attending their meeting, Amy soon realized that she wanted to be an author, and it soon became a dream to see her name on the cover of her very own novel.
Join us at 6:30pm on November 22nd for another LIVE, Charlotte Community Radio, Tea Time show as we sip Moroccan Mint Green Tea and find out more about Amy’s story. If we’re lucky, she may read an excerpt from her upcoming book, “The Cherished Quilt” scheduled for release on November 29th.
Tea Time, hosted by Tenya Colemon, airs every other Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm via CharlotteCommunityRadio.org, CLTCRadi.org or use the Mixlr app where you can chat with our hosts and guests alike.