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Helping former Amish assimilate in the "forbidden" English world teaches me volumes about their struggles and the insular life they left.

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     Award-winning author and speaker Brenda Nixon has written or contributed to 33 titles, including her award-winning The Birth to Five Book and eight books in the NY Times Best-Selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series. 

As a "mom to the ex-Amish" Brenda blogs and posts pictures of her unique experiences with those who've left Amish. She has two "sons" from the Swartzentruber Amish - Mosie and Monroe -  and her daughter married Harvey, who grew up/left the Swartzentruber Amish.

A popular and engaging speaker, Brenda is often invited to bring her suitcase of Amish clothing and share fascinating facts about this American subculture.

Married for 36 years, Brenda lives, writes, and travels to speak from Ohio - home to the largest number of Amish settlements nationwide.


"Mom of the Week," September 2009, Lifetime Entertainment.

Host, "The Parent's Plate" internet radio show, Toginet Media.

Featured in Writer's Digest "Writing Success" for Parenting Power in the Early Years.

Recipient of the Good Parenting Seal for The Birth to Five Book.

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Contact Information
P.O. Box 1302 
Mount Vernon OH 43050   USA
Contact Author: Brenda Nixon
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Beyond Buggies and Bonnets: True Amish Stories
Reality with respect. Discover truths about the Swartzentruber Amish and those who left - how they struggle to adapt and survive without parental support, and an eighth grade education.



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