News about Amy Schisler

Whispering Vines wins a 2017 LYRA Award

lyra_award_sealThe Annual LYRA Awards are designed to find and promote the best in independent fiction.

Whispering Vines wins a 2016 Illumination Award

2016 Illumination Awards Results

Shining a Light on Exemplary Christian Books

We are proud to announce the winners of the Third Annual Illumination Book Awards. The awards are designed to honor and bring increased recognition to the year’s best new titles written and published with a Christian worldview.

This year’s 78 Illumination Award medals went to books from 27 U.S. states, Canada, and New Zealand. The diversity of Christian publishing was also demonstrated by the fact that winners came not only from long-established publishers, but also from small presses and self-published authors.

Picture Me wins an 2015 Illumination Award

2015 Illumination Book Awards Results

Shining a Light on Exemplary Christian Books

We are proud to announce the winners of the Second Annual Illumination Book Awards. The awards are designed to honor and bring increased recognition to the year’s best new titles written and published with a Christian worldview.

Wine and Art in Italy

DSC04828Before I was a writer, I was a librarian, and before that, I was a researcher. Every history major is trained to be a researcher, and that was fine with me. Doing research has always been a favorite pastime of mine. That’s why I’m so excited about my next book, Whispering Vines. It compelled me to do a lot of research, and what fun that was!

Not only did I read a lot about World War Two and Italy, but I visited some incredible wineries and tasted many different Italian wines. I learned about the War in Italy, Italian culture, art and sculpture, grape harvesting, wine production, and wine tasting. It was truly a labor of love.

While in Italy, I learned about artist and sculpture, Robbia, and knew instantly that his work would play a key role in my book. Robbia isn’t given the attention he deserves in the world of art, and I am happy to be able to introduce him to my readers. Find out more about Robbia and the making of fine Italian wine in my new novel, Whispering Vines, to be released in 2016. I’ll let you know when you can pre-order it. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, keep reading!
Yours,
Amy Schisler

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