2013 Releases

What’s Ahead in 2013

I think I mentioned that I was excited about 2013. With so much support from you all, and the backing of 3 wonderful publishers, I think this is going to be an awesome year.

Butters, office staff

Butters, office staff

So what IS ahead? I’m glad you asked.

This year I have 3 books to write and turn in.

  1. In March I’ll turn in the first book in my Amish Artisan series. These are cozy mysteries (like my Shipshewana series) and will be set in Middlebury Indiana.
  2. I also am THRILLED to tell you that I will be writing a novella for a collection of 4 short Amish stories. My co-writers are Beth Wiseman, Tricia Goyer, and Kathleen Fuller. The collection is tentatively titled An Amish Garden. My part is due in May.
  3. I’ll spend the rest of the year working on my second book for the Amish Artisan series.

Here’s the fun part. I also have 3 books releasing in 2013. Yeah! Books for you to read.

  1. A Home for Lydia is the 2nd book in my Pebble Creek series, and will be in stores by 2-1-13.

    leo, book watcher

    leo, book watcher

  2. A Wedding for Julia is the 3rd book in the same Pebble Creek series. I believe it will be in stores 7-1-13.
  3. And lastly, The Christmas Quilt (sequel to A Simple Amish Christmas) will release in October. If you enjoyed reading about Annie and Samuel, you’re going to love this book.

That’s my year! At least the part I know about. We never really know what God has planned. I want to thank you all for being such an important part of my writing journey.




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29 thoughts on “2013 Releases

  1. Sandy Rutkowski January 5, 2013 at 5:14 am

    That is exciting Vannetta! I can’t wait to read them all.

  2. Hadassah January 5, 2013 at 6:11 am

    So ready to read your new releases!! (Do you know if they will be on Kindle??) Looking at the page about a Home for Lydia I saw the YouTube advert… love it!! Have a safe and joyfully productive New year!

  3. bgblais52 January 5, 2013 at 6:58 am

    Hi Vannetta. I hope you are doing well today. 🙂

    Wow! Three books to hit the stores in 1 year! Awesome!

    Will you have any contests or Give-Aways like you did last year???

    Take care, and have a very, blessed day. Barbara

    p.s. Butters looks very cute, and efficient. Do you think she’d like to move to Virginia???

  4. Jody Rigle January 5, 2013 at 7:05 am

    Going to be an exciting year of reading for me!!! Can’t wait! Thank you an God bless!

  5. Michelle Dawn January 5, 2013 at 7:08 am

    I am excited for all your books! Here’s to a great year……

  6. Melissa L. January 5, 2013 at 7:23 am

    I cannot wait for your new books. I definately have a few to pick up this year. As I always say, we can plan but God may have other plans for us. Prayers for a great year. Melissa L.

  7. Jean Smith January 5, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Looking forward to all of your new books. I hope some of them are in e-book form as a got a kindle for Christmas.

  8. Donna Harmon January 5, 2013 at 7:55 am

    I can’t wait for the release of these new books!!! Wishing you a very blessed year!

  9. Loree Huebner January 5, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Sounds like a great year, Vannetta!

  10. gkkel January 5, 2013 at 8:59 am

    I don’t know why but I cannot comment to this …it says my Facebook login has expired? Help…

    Geri Kelley


  11. Marianne January 5, 2013 at 9:59 am

    i’m looking forward to the releases, Vannetta. Are these all with the same publisher? Happy New Year

  12. Susan Fryman January 5, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Sounds like a wonderful year for you and for me as a reader. Praying for your continued inspiration. Blessings, Susan Fryman

  13. Judy Burgi January 5, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Three books this year of yours to read! WooHoo!

    Sounds like you will have a busy 2013 with your Amish Artisan series and then a book with co-writers Beth Wiseman, Tricia Goyer, and Kathleen Fuller. It’s gonna be a very good year for fans of yours!! Can’t wait!


  14. Nancee January 5, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Oh, Vannetta, you make me so happy!!! More Indiana Amish mysteries! AND, 3 more books from you? Woot woot!!! Just keep on writing, and if Zondervan gives you any flack I’ll be on their doorstep! Aaaannd….. if you happen to be in Grand Rapids again in the future, let me know. I’ll give you my phone number! Congratulations on an exciting new year!!!

  15. Ronda Ferry January 5, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Wow you got a lot going on. Cant wait to read your books. Keep up the good job. God bless you through all you do.

  16. Kathleen Greffin Popp January 5, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Oh, Vannetta, how exciting three new books, plus An Amish Garden with four other Authors. I’m excited that your doing more Amish mysteries in Indianna. Iloved your Shipshewana ones. Any chance you’ll get back to WI.?? It was absolutely wonderful to get to meet you hope to see you again in 2013. Your such a hoot! May God bless you with many more writings of Amish books! ❤

  17. Juanita Cook January 5, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Wow. Lots of new books to read this year. Can’t wait to get them. Wishing you a very successful 20143.♥

  18. Ann Ellison January 5, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Eagerly awaiting the new books. Wishing you God’s blessings in 2013.

    Ann Ellison

  19. vannettachapman January 5, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Thank you all for your comments. You are AWESOME. Yes, all books will be out in ebook form. Lydia will appear on the kindle and nook button soon. And yes, I will have give-aways, though I may switch to giving away STUFF more than books. Related stuff, of course. 🙂

  20. vannettachapman January 5, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Oh, and no … they’re not from the same publisher. The Pebble Creek series is with Harvest House, the cozy mysteries are with Zondervan (as is the novella), and The Christmas Quilt is from Abingdon.

  21. gkkel January 5, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    I am so ready to read some new books very excited you have been very busy !! Are you still coming to Oklahoma for research in Chouteau?

    Geri Kelley


  22. Donita Corman January 5, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Looking forward to all of these books..Reading Material Witness now and loving every minute of it.. hate to see it end..

  23. pag36 January 5, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Wow! they sound great looking forward to them. God bless Patti in VA pag1936@yahoo.com

  24. Dianna Reidenbach Bupp January 6, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Can’t wait for your new books!!! I just read “Simple Amish Christmas” and LOVED it!!!!!

  25. vannettachapman January 6, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    I AM still coming to Oklahoma to research … though it may be in the fall. 🙂 VERY excited about that series, which wasn’t even included in the list above. The first book is due to my publisher in 2014. 🙂

  26. Carlene Sanderson January 6, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Your doing a wonderful job and I can’t wait for all your new releases !! It sounds like you have a very busy year scheduled , but God will help you through the very hectic times !! God Bless You !!

  27. Jerrilyn(Jerri) January 8, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Looking forward to your new books! Love then!

  28. Pam Doore January 16, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    I can’t wait to read The Christmas Quilt!

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