Well! Wow! Yay! We just had ten signing events in six weeks!
I was nervous and I felt ridiculous, but then YOU all actually came to them! They were reunions and they were meetings and they were sooo much fun! Some of you brought books you’d already purchased for me to sign, some of you brought newspaper articles for me to sign, and some of you even brought gifts and sweet notes! We hugged and talked and laughed and took photographs and from start to finish 143 brand-new books made their way home with you!
How ever can I thank you?
I’ll try with some pictures! Many thanks to those of you who shared them with me!
My new friend, Randi McCallian! Randi’s a lactation consultant and doula here in Colorado Springs!
This woman was my very first customer at our very first event in Colorado Springs!
My dear friend, Cher, and my new friend, Dave, in Pennsylvania!
These ladies were my first two customers in Ohio!
My friend and sister-in-law to my daughter-in-law, Sarah Donahue, in Battle Creek, Michigan!
My friend, Lindsay Bosel, in Battle Creek! Also, Hannah and Elyse!
My friend, Katharine Taylor, in Battle Creek!
A pair of mittens knitted for me by my friend, Marigene Betts!
She said it’s important we keep my hands warm!
Someone sweet brought me this lovely candle!
She also brought a cookie, but we ate it before we thought to take a photograph of it!
My Aunt Kathy in Lansing, Michigan!
Anna Dorr in Lansing! Anna was once one of my apprentices!
My mom, Mary Banfield, and my niece, Amy Ratkos, in Midland, Michigan!
Here’s a picture of the Grand Marais, Minnesota event! It was slated as a talk—yikes—and thirty-two people came!
And a wonderful woman named Amy baked us a loaf of sourdough bread!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
And, if you loved A Midwife in Amish Country and would like to see her sequel, there are a few things you can do to help make that happen!
A. Write a review of the book on Amazon!
Here’s how to do that: 1. Find the book on Amazon. 2. Click on the words, “customer reviews” to the right of the stars. 3. Click on the words, “write a customer review.” 4. Click on the number of stars you want to give the book. 5. Write up your review and click “submit” beneath the box you wrote the review in.
B. Write up a review of the book on Goodreads!
Here’s how to do that: 1. Find the book on Goodreads. 2. Click on the words, “rate this book” beneath the picture of the book. 3. Click on the number of stars you want to give the book. 4. A little box that says, “write a review” will pop up over the stars. Click on the box. 5. Write up your review and click “save” beneath the box you wrote the review in.
C. Like my Facebook page and engage with me there!
D. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter and engage with me there, too!
E. Post about the book on your own Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts—ideally with a photograph!
F. Ask your local library to carry a copy of the book!
G. If you’re near any of the book signings we hope to have in the future, come on out!
Stasi Eldredge, NYT best-selling author of Captivating
Dr. Sara Wickham, author, midwifery lecturer and consultant, www.sarawickham.com
Jolina Petersheim, bestselling author of The Midwife
Leslie Gould, #1 best-selling and Christy-award winning author of over twenty books, including The Amish Midwife
Rahima Baldwin Dancy, author of Special Delivery, childbirth activist, and midwife (retired)
Marie Monville, author of One Light Still Shines
Cindy Lambert, coauthor of One Light Still Shines
Elizabeth Davis, CPM, Co-Director of National Midwifery Institute, Inc., elizabethdavis.com, author of Heart & Hands: A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth and the international bestseller, Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying, and Pleasurable Birth Experience
Serena B. Miller, award-winning author of More Than Happy: The Wisdom of Amish Parenting, serenabmiller.com
Eleanor Bertin, Lifelines and Pall of Silence
Sara Daigle, author of Women of Purpose and Dare to Love Your Husband Well
Beth Learn, founder of Fit2b.com
Kim Woodard Osterholzer, Colorado Springs Homebirth Midwife and Author
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