Besides writing bestselling books, she has won multiple awards. Check out some of them:
2015 Holt Medallion Award Nominee (novel: A Dream of Home)
2014 Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award Nominee (novel: A Mother’s Secret)
2014 Holt Medallion Award (novel: A Hopeful Heart)
2012 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Finalist in Young Adult Category (novel: Roadside Assistance)
2012 Winter Rose Contest for Published Authors 2nd Place (novel: Roadside Assistance)
2012 Gold Quill Contest Finalist (novel: Roadside Assistance)
2012 Laurel Wreath Contest 3rd Place (novel: Roadside Assistance)
2011 National Readers’ Choice Awards Young Adult Category (novel: Roadside Assistance)
2011 Selah Award for Fiction (novel: A Promsie of Hope)
Amy is well known for her Amish fiction. Here are a handful from different series that she wrote:
Ok, I think I bragged on her enough. Let’s see if she can bring anything to the table where it really counts!
It’s my blog.
Here we go!
1. What’s the worst outfit you wore as a teenager? Pics????
Amy – You can’t hear me, but I’m sitting here chuckling to myself. I suppose it was when I went through my Madonna stage and I had her jacket from the movie “Desperately Seeking Susan.” I wore the jacket along with lace gloves and big, sparkly sunglasses. I thought I was so cool. Ha ha! And, no, no pics!
Charity – OMGOSH!! I wish I could have seen that!!! Hahaha. I love it. I remember thinking I was the coolest thing with these shorts that had suspenders. I would drop the suspenders, OBVIOUSLY, and then wear a shirt that was signed by all these guys from the different Busch Gardens shows. I stalked them all summer long and always wore the same outfit so all their signatures were on it. Oh. My. Gosh. Embarrassing.
— I think the Madonna outfit might have won that round…
Charity 0 / Amy 1
2. When did you know you were going to marry your husband? What did you do that sealed the deal for you?
Amy – Trust and mutual respect sealed the deal for me after being hurt more than once. It only took a couple of months before I realized Joe was the real deal; he was thoughtful, trustworthy, and my soulmate. Yeah, I know—completely corny, but it’s true.
Charity – Not corny. I was a single mom, so I had no time for losers. Haha. I went out with him one night because he moved here and didn’t know anyone. I was just being friendly (for reelz!!) (even thought he was a fine slab of meat!). Anyway, we went to downtown Norfolk and talked for 4 straight hours about everything God had done in our lives (we had just recently gotten saved). I had never met a man so passionately in love with Jesus just like I was. I came home and told my sister I was going to marry him. I did.
The B&W was when we were still babies!!! That was taken about 11 years ago. The second one was taken last year ❤
Charity 1 / Amy 2
3. Have you ever been on a unicycle?
Amy – Uh, no!
Charity – Girl. You would not even want to see that go down.
— haha! Tie
Charity 2 / Amy 3
4. When you lived in VA, which of the historic triangle destinations was your favorite? Williamsburg, Jamestown or Yorktown? Why?
Amy – Do the Outer Banks count? I’m not a big history buff, but I went to the Outer Banks frequently. Please don’t unfriend me now.
Charity – Haha. Um, NO! Those are not in the historic triangle!! But, I do love the Outer Banks. We go to Duck every year for our family vacation. Love, love, love the boardwalk there. The ocean and the sound are about 4 blocks from each other, so it’s the smallest, little, cute town!
I love Yorktown because I spent so much of my childhood there in the Fife and Drum Corp. woot woot!
— I so get that one!
Charity 3 / Amy 3
5. If you could be on any reality show, which one would you choose?
Amy – “Dancing with the Stars,” and I want to dance with Derek Hough. Swoon!
Charity – EW! Ha. Any guy that can move like that…something isn’t right!! I don’t know. I am a major Survivor fan. I would love that, if I was healthier!! So fun. I would say all of Jeff Probst’s phrases along with him and he would be super annoyed.
“If any of you gave the hidden immunity idol and want to play it, now would be the time to do so. I’ll read the votes”
Charity 4 / Amy 4
6. Best concert you have been to?
Amy – That’s a tossup between Weird Al Yankovic and Brad Paisley. They both put on the most fun and entertaining family-friendly shows I’ve ever seen.
Charity – OMGosh. You are my hero if you went to a Weird Al concert. Did he do White and Nerdy??
Charity 4 / Amy 5
7. Where would your dream home be? Pics?
Amy – I suppose my dream home would be on the Outer Banks.
Charity – Greece. White and beautiful.
— Another tie!
Charity 5 / Amy 6
8. How do you strive to bring God the most glory in your life?
Amy – I strive to glorify God through my Christian fiction novels. I pray frequently while I’m writing, and I include scripture verses that truly speak to me in an effort to touch the hearts of my readers.
Charity – Love it!
— God wins!
Charity 5 / Amy 6
9. What’s your biggest phobia?
Amy – I have two—wasps and spiders! You’ll hear me scream and run like an idiot when I spot one!
Charity – Dentists make me want to die. Hands down. And then snakes.
— You get this because the readers have seen my answer a bajillion times!
Charity 5 / Amy 7
10. Worst thing you have ever eaten?
Amy – I’m not a steak eater, so steak doesn’t appeal to me. I also don’t care for scallops or oysters.
Charity – Hmm weird. My answer isn’t too cool because I think it would be liver and beets. Barf.
— I am taking it!
Charity 6 / Amy 7
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