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Naomi KingWelcome to my new website, devoted to my new Amish stories! In my Naomi King series, Home at Cedar Creek, you’ll mosey along the country roads of Cedar Creek, Missouri where seamstress Abby Lambright and her family will share their lives and their love. You can shop at the Cedar Creek Mercantile, visit James Graber at Graber Custom Carriages and pick up a pot of geraniums at Treva’s Greenhouse as you gaze out over the rolling pastureland dotted with sheep. Cedar Creek is my fictional town in northwest Missouri, in the vicinity of Queen City and near the Iowa border, where many Plain folks make their home in reality.

In my new Seasons of the Heart series, you’ll savor the down-home meals served up in Miriam Lantz’s Sweet Seasons Bakery Café—and you can find many of her recipes here on my site, as well as in each book! Willow Ridge, Missouri will feel just like home as you meet Miriam’s daughters, gaze out over their garden plots, sit on their front porch swing, listen to the buzz of Leah’s bees in the orchard, and stroll along the banks of the Missouri River. Willow Ridge is in north central Missouri—alive with love in our imaginations!

Check out my recipes and my blog! Sign up for my newsletter! I’m on on Facebook as Charlotte Hubbard (Friend me!) and as Naomi C. King (Like me!) so you can follow what’s new as I write these Amish stories. Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope we’ll get to be good friends.

Simple Gifts

Covers, Covered
Saturday, July 12th, 2014

An Amish Christmas Quilt

The cover of a book is supposed to lure potential readers to take your book from the store shelf—or click it, online—and read more about what’s inside. The typical path is: you like the cover, you read the back cover copy, you open the book to read inside a bit, and—hopefully—you proceed to the checkout. Cover art does these things mostly by revealing the genre of the story, telling the reader what awaits her inside, and conveying the setting and the general mood of the story.

 

For instance, you can see at a glance that this is an Amish …

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No More Mr. Nice Guy!
Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Breath of SpringI’m getting ready to speak to the local chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers, on the topic of how to write and sell a series. As I was skimming the Series Overview I wrote as part of my original proposal for the Seasons of the Heart series, back in 2010, these lines leaped off the page about one of my major characters:

 

Their bishop, Hiram Knepp, focuses them on God’s will for their lives in Willow Ridge and in the outside world they separate themselves from. As he offers thanks for the meals served up in the Sweet Seasons Cafe,

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