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About vannettachapman

Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania. Her novel, Falling to Pieces, was a 2012 ACFW Carol Award finalist. A Promise for Miriam earned a spot on the June 2012 Christian Retailing Top Ten Fiction list. Chapman was a teacher for 15 years and currently writes full time. She lives in the Texas hill country with her husband. For more information, visit her at

What Are You Carrying Around

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IMG_0544It’s In the Bag

What better way to get to know each other than to dump out the contents of our handbag. (If you’re a man reading this blog–think of your wallet and your pockets and the front seat of your vehicle.)

I carry a small purse because I have a shoulder issue. Big bags cause my arm to hurt. So I’ve learned to pair down what I need. I’m going to dump it out in front of me right now and let you know what’s in there.

  • Wallet
  • ACT mints
  • Small fingernail file
  • Lip gloss
  • Lip stick
  • Gum
  • Pill box
  • 2 pens
  • Large fingernail file
  • More lip gloss (why do I have 2 in this little purse?)
  • Pen
  • Ticket stub
  • Hair clip
  • Keys

That’s it. Sometimes I try to fit my Kindle Paperwhite in there, but mostly I carry that around in my hand. And if I take my sunglasses, I have to leave that case on the front seat, or carry a larger bag!

Now how about you? What’s in your bag? I draw one winner from each post’s comment section. If your name is drawn, I’ll send you a paperback book of my choice from my supply closet. If it’s one you already have, you can donate the unsigned copy to your local library or a friend. Our last winner was Patricia B.




Announcements for this week:

  • When the Bishop Needs an Alibi is now available everywhere books are sold. Thank you for all the reviews!
  • My book Hidden and Protected are now enrolled in the KU store. If you’re a member of KU, they’re free. If you’re not a member of KU, they’re still only $2.99 each.
  • My new Rafflecopter giveaway has started and includes a set of my Amish books, a quilting kit, and other fun stuff!
  • I’m working on 2 new indie books that will release in the fall. Stay tuned for more details about Coyote’s Revenge and Roswell’s Secret in the coming weeks.


Bishop Henry is BACK

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When the Bishop Needs an Alibi 12-12-16New Release–When the Bishop Needs an Alibi

I’m thrilled to announce the release of book 2 in my Amish Bishop series. When the Bishop Needs an Alibi is now available in stores everywhere.

Hopefully you’ve read What the Bishop Saw and met Henry Lapp. Henry is the best of all the pastors I’ve known. He’s wise and kind and friendly. He cares about his flock. He loves doing Continue reading

My Guilty Pleasure

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Things I Love to Do

IMG_0102I think the title of this blog is funny, because I don’t really feel guilty about the things that I enjoy. I’ve come to believe that “self care” is really important. It helps us to keep a positive clear outlook on life. It helps us to be the kind of people we should be–generous, kind, optimistic. It helps us to see God’s hand gently guiding our lives. Taking care of Continue reading