ABOUT AUTHOR: Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Lancaster County Secrets series, The Keeper, and The Haven, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. 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 Christy Award finalist and a Carol Award finalist, the host of the internet radio show Amish Wisdom, and 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.

ABOUT BOOK: Naomi King, soft spoken, loyal, and easily overlooked, has a gift. She sees what others can't see. Intuition, she calls it. Others in Stoney Ridge don't know what to make of it and dismiss her hunches and inklings altogether.

When a young woman arrives at the Inn at Eagle Hill with a shocking secret about Tobe Schrock, Naomi fears the worst. She can't ignore the feeling that something sinister is at work-- something more than a threat to the tenuous love begun between her and Tobe.

As signs mount, they begin to point to Jake Hertzler, the elusive mastermind behind Schrock Investments' downfall. Soon, events spiral hopelessly out of control and Naomi must decide whether to listen to her head or her heart.

Suzanne Woods Fisher
The Revealing (Revell Books)—released July 1, 2014

You had told me your husband was SERIOUS about his Ice Cream making. I didn't know how much so until I went to your blog and saw the pictures of him making Ice Cream. Did he always have a passion for Ice Cream? If so when did he start making Ice Cream? When did he start sharing his creations with the family?

Steve has always loved ice cream—he started making it a few years ago on a whim and loved it. He’s even been to Ice Cream School at Penn State. He started with vanilla—he made it 56 times before he was satisfied. 56 times! Apparently, a good vanilla is very difficult to make because it’s so pure. Chocolate, coffee, other flavors like those can mask an impure base. I think there’s a metaphor in that.   
I saw on your blog that he makes many different flavors. Which ones are your families’ favorites? Which ones are his?
Salted caramel is one of our family favorites. Meyer lemon is another. Balsamic strawberry, almond cherry chocolate chips.  Steve’s favorite is blackberry crumble.   
You also mentioned in your blog that he made 40 pints of Ice Cream and there were 12 different flavors? What were the 12 different flavors? How long did it take him to make? What did everyone think of his creations?

Hmmm…let’s see if I can remember all 12! It took weeks for him to make all of them.
Vanilla, chocolate, Chocolate orange, balsamic strawberry, mint chocolate chip, vanilla chocolate chip, almond cherry chocolate chip, Meyer lemon, blackberry crumble… 
What has been the most creative thing your husband has done with his Ice Cream creations?

Steve’s company asked him to contribute four pints of his ice cream for a charity auction…and they brought in …drumroll please…$900!  

Is your husband thinking of opening an Ice Cream shop in the near future now that he's retired? If so, what kind of shop? If not, what does he plan to do with his extra time?
I don’t know if he will have an ice cream shop. Possibly…but I think it’s mostly staying in the hobby range. An expensive one!

As for Steve’s retirement—he’s got a lot going on…a lot of things he’s waited to do until he had more time. Plus there’s my lengthy to-do list, and then…some exciting events! Our oldest son and daughter-in-law are about to have their first baby. And our youngest son just got engaged.     
With your husband having a passion for Ice Cream has this topic ended up in any of your books? Anyone of your characters have a passion for making Ice Cream? Eating it?

 Ooooh…great idea! Will have to see if I can work it into a novel. Thank you!
Nora: I've talked to other authors's passions and they have ended up in their books. I was just wondering. I'd love to know when you work it in and read about it Suzanne!
I loved how you and your family dressed up to serve the Ice Cream your husband made at his Retirement party on June 30th. How did you come up with the idea? Did you surprise your husband by doing this or did he already know?

My husband choose not to have a big party for his retirement—but he did want to provide ice cream for his team. That’s so like him! He’s a very giving person. The company came up with the custom embroidered aprons. We loved it! And they loved the ice cream. Over 60 people came through for a scoop, then circled back for another scoop. Then another.
Nora: Thanks for all the fun pictures. It looks like everyone has fun!
Has your husband shared his Ice Cream with co-workers before? If so when? Were they surprised that he was so serious about his Ice Cream making? 

He has…and they've loved it! He’s even done some special orders for people.  
Nora: That's fun!

You said that it’s going to take a few weeks for you all to adjust to being together 24/7. Has your husband had any ideas for things that should happen in one of your books? If so, what and in which ones?
No! No, no, no, no. Steve is a very literal guy, so the fiction writing gig isn't up his alley. But he is a great resource for bouncing ideas past. He was a big help with the investment scheme in ‘Inn at Eagle Hill’ series. His career has been in finance and accounting, so he helped make sure the investment pieces of the story made sense. 
Nora: LOL!

Thanks for stopping by and helping us get to know you and your books better Suzenne.  I’m THRILLED about the Giveaway opportunity that is going on right now at The Book Club Network  (5) copies of The Revealing. It’s easy to enter the drawing. Go to Become a member if you aren't already (It’s FREE and EASY). Scroll down the front page until you get to the cover. Click on the link above the book cover The RevealingIt will take you to the place to enter. ANSWER one of the questions listed to be entered into the contest. It’s easy!

SEE you at TBCN!!

Nora :o)
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  1. This post is so entertaining. I appreciate your candidness. I love homemade icecream... well, any kind of ice cream to be honest. Thanks for this today. I enjoyed reading it.

    1. I was fascinated about Suzanne's husband ice cream making. I appreciate her sending all the pictures. Wish I could have been there to taste the ice cream! Thanks for stopping by Brenda. You still have time to enter the drawing at The Book Club Network

  2. Brenda--Thanks for your comment!