What are the challenges of writing about crime and murder as a Christian author?

I don’t find it a challenge at all. In traditional mysteries, such as the ones I write, there is a strong sense of right and wrong, justice, redemption, and forgiveness. Those themes speak to me as a Christian author.

How does your faith impact how you approach storytelling?

As a Christian author, there are certain genres and themes that I personally won’t write. If other Christian authors choose to write them, I do not question what they are called to write. However, I know very clearly that my calling as a writer is to bring humor, comfort, and a happily ever after to my reader. We live in a hurting world, and my goal is to make people escape it for a few hours at a time.

What do you consider the best things readers can do to support their favorite authors?

There are so many things that readers can do for their favorite authors, but I will give my top three: tell their friends and family about the books they love, review and post book reviews online, and follow their favorite authors on social media. I can be found on several platforms, but I’m most active on Facebook and Instagram.

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Matchmaking Can Be Murder

Amish Matchmaker Mysteries
Amanda Flower

Amish widow Millie Fisher will have to piece together a patchwork of clues to find a killer…

When widowed Millie Fisher moves back to her childhood home of Harvest, Ohio, she notices one thing right away—the young Amish are bungling their courtships and marrying the wrong people! A quiltmaker by trade, Millie has nevertheless stitched together a few lives in her time, with truly romantic results. Her first mission? Her own niece, widowed gardener Edith Hochstetler, recently engaged to rude, greedy Zeke Miller. Anyone can see he’s not right for such a gentle young woman—except Edith herself.

Pleased when she convinces the bride-to-be to leave her betrothed before the wedding, Millie is later panicked to find Zeke in Edith’s greenhouse—as dead as a tulip in the middle of winter. To keep her niece out of prison—and to protect her own reputation—Millie will have to piece together a patchwork of clues to find a killer, before she becomes the next name on his list…

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