Author Wanda Brunstetter (right) and her daughter-in-law and co-author Jean Brunstetter will visit two different libraries on Monday, September 25, as part of the Tuscarawas County Public Library System's Visiting Author Series. (Submitted photo)

New Philadelphia, Ohio - Fans will have an opportunity to meet author Wanda Brunstetter when she and her daughter-in-law and co-author, Jean Brunstetter, visit two local libraries later this month as part of the Tuscarawas County Public Library System's Visiting Author Series. 

Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their hearts in the Amish life. She is the author of nearly 90 books that have collectively sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. Co-author Jean Brunstetter became fascinated with the Amish and their way of life when she first went to Pennsylvania to visit her father-in-law's family.

The duo is slated to appear at two local libraries on Monday, September 25. Their first stop will be at the Sugarcreek Branch for a presentation that begins at 11 a.m. A second program is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Main Library in New Philadelphia.

Library Director Michelle McMorrow Ramsell says the event will be an incredible opportunity for local inspirational fiction fans to meet both of the popular authors.

"Wanda is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, and her work has been covered by national publications, including Time Magazine, USA Today, Newsweek, Good Housekeeping, and Country Woman," she says.

Extension and Technical Services Manager Andrea Legg is charged Services with planning the annual Visiting Author Series. She says the library system is excited to welcome the Brunstetters and hopes to bring in more great authors from the same genre as the series continues.

"We really think our customers are going to enjoy getting to hear from and meet both Wanda and Jean. We hosted three inspirational fiction authors earlier in the year and the program was very popular. People in this area seem to really love this genre."

Popular titles by both Wanda and Jean will be available for sale and signing at the conclusion of each program. Both programs are free to attend but registration is required. To register, visit the library's online registration calendar at, or call the Main Library at 330-364-4474 ext. 101, or the Sugarcreek Branch at 330-852-2813.

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