Cindy Woodsmall Reaches Publishing Milestone:
1 Million Copies Sold
Woodsmall to Be Featured on National Geographic Channel
Colorado Springs, Colo.
– WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group is pleased to announce that popular Amish fiction author Cindy Woodsmall has reached one million copies sold. This milestone includes Woodsmall’s six novels, three novellas, and the non-fiction title Plain Wisdom she co-authored with her Old Order Amish friend, Miriam Flaud.
A New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, Woodsmall’s first novel, When the Heart Cries, was published in 2006. The book was a 2007 ECPA Christian Book of the Year Award finalist and Books-a-Million FaithPoint Book Club January 2007 selection. Since then, Woodsmall’s personal connections with the Amish community have been featured on ABC Nightline and on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. She will be featured in an upcoming episode of “Amish Out of Order” on National Geographic Channel, scheduled to air May 8.
“It was hard to imagine that anyone would connect with my characters and stories the way I did. A million copies sold is exciting and an honor!” says Woodsmall. “But to me the most important part of writing is doing my best to create a story for one reader. I think of one reader in particular who wrote to me, sharing that as a woman who’d grown up Amish, she’d never understood why her Amish grandparents treated her and her mother the way they did. She said she understood them after reading my book, and could forgive them. She was the one reader, as was each of the million readers.”
“I’m thrilled that Cindy Woodsmall’s stories have struck such a chord with readers,” says WaterBrook Multnomah President and Publisher Stephen W. Cobb.”Cindy’s deep friendships with the Amish community have resulted in an authentic portrayal of Amish life that goes beyond the Amish/Englischer boundary to deeper issues we all can relate to, no matter our faith background. As we continue to publish Cindy’s unique brand of emotionally-compelling Amish fiction, we look forward to many more milestones.”
Woodsmall will be launching a new series, “Amish Vines and Orchards” with the September 2012 release of A Season for Tending, followed by another Christmas novella, Christmas in Apple Ridge in November, and future releases in the “Amish Vines and Orchards” series scheduled for April and September of 2013.