Wanda Brunstetter, award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their hearts in the Amish life, and her daughter-in-law coauthor, Jean Brunstetter, will visit two locations of the Tuscarawas County Public Library System on September 25th.
The first stop for the duo will be at the Sugarcreek Branch (120 South Broadway) at 11AM. They will then hold an additional program that evening at 6 PM at the Main Library (121 Fair Ave NW, New Phila). This program is part of the library system’s annual Visiting Author Series.
“This is an incredible opportunity for local inspirational fiction fans to get to meet both of these popular authors,” stated county library director Michelle McMorrow Ramsell. “Wanda is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, and her work has been covered by national publications, including Time Magazine, USA Today, Newsweek, Good Housekeeping, and Country Woman.”
Wanda is the author of nearly 90 books with more than 10 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today, CBA, ECPA, and CBD.
Jean Brunstetter became fascinated with the Amish when she first went to Pennsylvania to visit her father-in-law’s family. Since that time, Jean has become friends with several Amish families and enjoys writing about their way of life.
“We really think our customers are going to enjoy getting to hear from and meet both Wanda and Jean,” said library Extension and Technical Services Manager Andrea Legg. “We hosted three inspirational fiction authors earlier in the year and the program was very popular. People in this area seem to really love this genre.”
Legg is charged with planning the annual Visiting Author Series. She plans to continue this long-running series next year as well, and is excited about the potential to bring in more great authors like the Brunstetters.
Popular titles by both Wanda and Jean will be available for sale and signing at the conclusion of each program. Registration is required for these free programs. For registration, visit the library’s online registration calendar or call the Main Library 330-364-4474 ext. 101, or the Sugarcreek Branch 330-852-2813.