Uhrichsville, OH: Imagine how much space 7 million books would occupy. Thats the visual that comes to mindperhaps a mega churchful of booksat the announcement by Barbour Publishing that author Wanda E. Brunstetter has surpassed the 7 million mark in book sales.
What makes Brunstetters latest accomplishment even more significant is that it was a little more than a year ago that she celebrated the 6 million mark. One million more books sold in about a yearno wonder the Yakima, Wash., authors novels have appeared on such bestseller lists as the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, CBA, ECPA and CBD.
Brunstetter has won the Retailers Choice Award, and many of her books have been Picks of the Week at CBD. Her 2013 sales have been boosted by her six-book Discovery Saga, as well as her second full-length novel about an Amish quilting class in Indiana, Augusts The Tattered Quilt.With connections to the Amish community through her family heritage, Brunstetter enjoys writing her award-winning Amish bestsellers, because they portray a simpler, more peaceful life and convey the strong family values she holds dear.
Brunstetter and her husband enjoy visiting Amish settlements throughout the country. They recently returned from Bird-in-Hand, Penn., where the author met readers at signings celebrating performances of Half-Stitched the Musical.The play is based on Brunstetters 2012 novel, The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club, a prequel to The Tattered Quilt.