Linda Byler grew up Amish and is an active member of the Amish church today. She is the author of several bestselling fiction series and Christmas novels, all set in the Amish world. Well-known within the Amish community as a columnist for a weekly Amish newspaper, she lives near Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Laura Anne Lapp is the author of Amish Butters, Salsas & Spreads, Amish Canning & Preserving, and An Amish Garden. A member of the Amish church, she lives with her husband and three young sons in a tucked-away valley in central Pennsylvania. Before her marriage, she was a teacher in an Amish school for eight years.