My new book, MARRY A MENNONITE BOY AND MAKE PIE will be coming to you via Workplay Publishing this fall.
What is it about?
Once upon a time, in a mid-west college town, there were 4 girl-women that rented a ramshackle apartment for the summer. They did lots of silly, crazy, and a few potentially-dangerous things as they tried to figure out, like people feeling around a dark room with their hands, how to begin to be adults. They broke rules because they could. They asked questions they were supposed to already know the answers to. The girl-women were Mennonites, or the daughters of Mennonites, or a new generation of Mennonites in full sail toward the edge of what they were told was a flat planet.
This book is written snapshots from that summer, placed together to tell a story. The story is a memoir and it is fiction. Everything is true, some things are false, nothing is impossible.
If you ever had to map your own terrain, if you ever were 20 years old or went to college, if you ever realized that the rules you memorized from the rulebook don’t apply to the game you’re playing, if you ever wondered if you were going mad, you may find snapshots of yourself here. Many of us make the journey. I took pictures.
Marry a Mennonite Boy and Make Pie continues the story begun in my first book, When the Roll is Called a Pyonder, but it is not a direct sequel. It is set 11 years later when that spunky little 9-year-old is just as spunky but not as little. Some of When the Roll is Called a Pyonder‘s audience will also enjoy MARRY A MENNONITE BOY AND MAKE PIE. Some of that audience will be offended. I will do my best to promote this second book in places where it will find appreciation and not create offense. I hope you will join me! Get ready to learn more about it in the coming months as I do my best to give it the promotion it deserves.