A few weeks ago I went from Timbuktu (or should I say, Kalona, Iowa) to Kalamazoo!
I love to visit my sister anyway, not to mention, staying in her beautiful home and hanging out in her awesome shop. When I woke up on Sunday morning and looked out the window this what I saw.
If you are ever in the Kalamazoo area, you really should stop by Shiloh Farm ARTiques. Her store is a mini-museum and she always has copies of my books for sale too!
I realize that she is not Amish, and she doesn't own horses... but I love her anyway.
What a place!
This is a fireplace in my sisters home, she built it herself. Incredible huh?
I had fun with her grandchildren, seriously... they started it! They were throwing leaves on me, so, turnabout is fair play, right?
Yes, I'm that balding guy, and my sister is standing next to me in a picture below. We both read dozens of books about Native Americans, without knowing the other was doing the same thing. Now we pass books back and forth. It so happens that she was one of the first to read my novel, Under the Heavens, and the first to read book II of the Amish Horses Series, that will be coming out soon. Watch for the title, Catbird Singing. She looks for errors and things that may be confusing in my books, her only problem is that she's a little too nice!
My sis, Twila, waves good-bye as I head off from Kalamazoo toward home.