(YAKIMA, WA)— Wanda E. Brunstetter, one of Amish fiction’s earliest and most popular authors, is celebrating a new milestone in her distinguished career. Counting early sales of her April novel from Barbour Books, The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club, Brunstetter now has sold more than 6 million copies of her books.
With more than 60 books published, Brunstetter has earned slots on such prestigious bestseller lists as the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, CBA, ECPA and CBD. Her work has been covered by national publications, including Time magazine and USA Today. The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club reached #24 on the New York Times list and has been adapted to the stage, with Half-Stitched: The Musical to premier in Shipshewana, Indiana, August 24. Her next novel, The Struggle, goes on sale July 17.
To accurately portray the Amish way of life, the author researches her stories extensively. She travels throughout the year, visiting Amish friends. She said she’s grateful that her books are well read and trusted by the Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs. Whenever she visits Amish communities, Brunstetter said she’s drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties, which, she said, is in stark contrast to the chaos and stressful lifestyle of most families today.
Brunstetter lives in Washington State with her husband, Richard, a minister and photographer.
For more information about the author, check out her Wanda E. Brunstetter Facebook fan page and her website, www.WandaBrunstetter.com.