Vannetta Chapman has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace in Albion, Pennsylvania. Vannetta is a multi-award winning member of Romance Writers of America and holds a B.A. and M.A. in English. She currently teaches in the Texas hill country, where she lives with her husband. A Simple Amish Christmas is her debut novel.
When did you decide to be a writer?
How long did you write before you sold your first book?
Everyone’s journey to publication is different. Now that you’ve walked that road, what tips can you give to authors still hoping for that first contract?
Was there something about the experience of getting published that was a surprise to you?
Are you a disciplined writer or do you just write when you feel like it?
What kind of activities to you like to do that help you relax and step away from your deadlines for a bit?
What is your favorite novel (not written by you) and what made it special?
How do you think reading the work of others helps you as a writer?
Tell us a little about your latest release:
Where did you get your inspiration for A Simple Amish Christmas?
Which character is most like you?
Who is your favorite character and why?
Did you know how A Simple Amish Christmas would turn out? Were you surprised by any of the plot twists or characters?
What is the main thing you hope readers remember from this story?
What kinds of things have you done to market this book? Have you found anything that works particularly well?
Tell us what new projects you’re working on.
Do you have any parting words of advice?