Suzanne Woods Fisher’s Writing Favorites

May 28th, 2015

SampleFrom writing tools to quotes to snacks, Suzanne Woods Fisher shares about some of her writing favorites! Suzanne is celebrating her new release, The Heart of the Amish, with a HUGE giveaway (including an Apple Watch, Kindle, and Nook)! Hurry — giveaway ends in a few days. Click here to learn more and enter.

What are your ideal writing conditions?

A rainy day, quiet house, dog by my feet, coffee by my computer. Sheer bliss!

What book have you reread the most?

What’s So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey

If you could have lunch with any literary character, who would it be and why?

My first thought was Scarlett O’Hara, but then I thought she’d probably just talk about herself. So my next choice would be Dr. Dumbledore from Harry Potter. I want to talk to him about marketing those howler owls that deliver mothers “messages” to their children. Those would be awesome.

Favorite first line of a book:

“There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.” —C. S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952)

Do you have a go-to writing snack?

Iced tea.

What is your favorite writing tool?

Apple iMac. So user-friendly! And incredible customer service . . . of which I make full use.

If you were trapped in a book, what fictional place would you like to explore?


What would the title of your biography be?

She Did WHAT?

Favorite quote:

“To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition.” —Samuel Johnson

Favorite writing quote:

“Writing a novel is like building a chicken coop in a high wind. You grab any board you can and nail it down fast.” —William Faulkner

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Suzanne Woods Fisher

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Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Inn at Eagle Hill series, Lancaster County Secrets series, and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including “Amish Peace.” She is also the coauthor of an Amish children’s series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner and a Christy Award finalist. She is a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. For more information, please visit and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your mobile device! Download the Free App!

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