Friday, May 5, 2017

An Interview with Amy Clipston ~ May 2017

Hi, Amy! Thank you for sharing at Lane Hill House today while we enJ*O*Y this interview with you.

What's one of your favorite memories/stories of your boys with your books? Has anything special you recall been used in one of your books?

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For the past four years I’ve spoken to the 6th grade at my boys’ middle school. I don’t think I embarrassed them too badly when they were members of the audience. One of my sons doesn’t tell many people that I write books, but my other son proudly shares it with friends and teachers. He frequently comes home from school and tells me that the girls in his classes are reading my books. I’m thankful he’s not embarrassed by me or my books.

I really haven’t used any experiences with my boys in my books; however, I named characters Zachary and Matthew in my Kauffman Amish Bakery series.

What was your most favorite book to read to your boys when they were little?

Zac absolutely loved Big Joe’s Trailer Truck by Joe Mathieu! He knew it by heart! It’s the cutest book, and I read it to Matt also. We kept it and will pass it on if they have children. 

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This looks like a friend-making story! They are happy to see Big Joe. How fun to see where he goes during the day in his Big Trailer Truck!

Out of all of your novels, who is your favorite mother?

Mattie Fisher from my Amish Heirloom series is my favorite! She’s modeled after my mother with her patient, loving heart. My mom and I sit together and have a cup of tea every night, just like Mattie and her daughters do.


Do you have a tradition on Mother's Day (something your husband or kids do for you every year)? 
My husband and boys give me gifts and cards, and there is always at least one card from the cats. Then they take my mom and me out to lunch or dinner. It’s fun!

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Do you have any special traditions you used to do with your mom when you were a little girl on Mother's Day?

I remember making my mother gifts at school, and no matter how terrible my artwork was, she still loved it.

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  1. My favorite Mother's Day memory was when I made a treasure box in Brownies for my mom. She still has that And I am now 41.

    1. Hi Sabrina, I still have the treasure box my daughter made out of popsicle sticks with a marble glued to the top to lift the lid. So precious. Thank you for stopping by! Kathleen