A Chat with Amy Clipston (interview by Kristi)


An Amish Harvest (click on title for my review)  features a new novella by my favorite author, Amy Clipston. Amy was kind enough to take time out of her busy schedule to answer a few (ok, five) questions for me.  I hope you enjoy our Q&A as much as I did and a big thank you and hug to Amy for chatting with me!


Kristi: What is your favorite season of the year and why?

Amy: Autumn!  I love the change in the weather.  I love “jean jacket weather”–when it’s just cool enough for a light jacket.  And my favorite holiday is Halloween.  I love decorating the house and seeing the kids in their costumes.


Kristi:  If you could write a book with any author (living or dead) who would it be and why did you choose them?  What kind of book would you want to write?

Amy:  I would love to write a young adult novel with S.E. Hinton.  She was my favorite author when I was a child.  I read The Outsiders at least fourteen times, and my copy of the book nearly fell apart.  Her books always touched my heart, and I still remember being completely engrossed in Ponyboy Curtis’s emotions while reading that story.


Kristi:  If you could have one of your books made into a movie which one would you pick and who would star in it as the lead characters?  Would you make a cameo appearance?

Amy:  I would love to see a movie made of The Cherished Quilt, book three, which releases Nov 29, 2016.  Some books are easier to write than others, and this book pretty much wrote itself.  The words flowed from my fingertips as soon as I figured out who the hero would be.  Christopher came to life in my mind when I happened upon a photo of an actor (Griffin Freeman) who became my mental model for him. Christopher has a tortured past when he comes to Bird-in-Hand, and he finds solace in his specialist friendship with Emily Fisher, the youngest of the Fisher sisters.

I would love to see Griffin Freeman play Christopher and Dove Cameron as Emily Fisher. That would be amazing!  I’d love to be an extra.  Maybe I could sit in the barn during a church service.



Kristi:  Do you think you could live Amish?

Amy:  No, I couldn’t be Amish.  I’d miss my laptop, music, and movies too much.  I’m much too dependent on modern conveniences.


Kristi:  What is your favorite thing to do when visiting Amish country?

Amy:  I love to shop in Amish Country!  My favorite place to shop is the Bird-in-Hand Bake Shop.


Thank you again to Amy Clipston for taking time out of her busy schedule to chat with me.  Don’t forget to pick up your copy of An Amish Harvest at your favorite book retailer!  And don’t forget to mark your calendar’s for Nov 29, the release date for The Cherished Quilt.


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