Judith Miller is a prolific writer of Christian historic fiction, mostly writing for Bethany House. Many of her novels have appeared on the CBA best seller list. Recently I interviewed Judith Miller about her choice of setting her new series in the Amana Colonies and what she loves about the Amana Colonies.
Why did you choose to write about Amana?
I am really drawn to setting. I liked the idea of community, and Amana being its own world that has its own history. I was really fascinated by the communal history. I also like that the community is so open, and is willing to share its history.
How did you learn about Amana?
I have a friend that is a quilter who comes to Amana for the quilt shops. She asked me if I had ever been and when I said that I hadn’t, but always wanted to, she suggested that I visit. That I might find stories there.
What do you like best about visiting modern Amana?
The bakery! We visit both of the bakeries when we are there. We also like visiting for the festivals. I really enjoyed the history play at the
when we visited for Prelude to Christmas. We always take home rhubarb wine. I have taken many bottles of Amana rhubarb wine to author functions. Amana Heritage Museum
Thanks for talking with me today Judith! Do we have any more Amana books to look forward to?
I hope to write three more books about Amana. I want to write about all seven villages, but they (Bethany House) like to publish the books in threes so, two villages will be put together in one book. I might even do a prequel.
In honor of Judith’s new release I am giving away one copy of A Bond Never Broken. All you have to do is comment on this post. Make sure that you have a link to your contact information or leave your email. The give away ends on
Friday February 18 2011 at Central time. Good luck! (This give away is in no way connected with Judith Miller or Bethany House. It’s from me to you.)
This giveaway has ended. Thank you to all that entered. Our winner is...Betty! Congratulations!