Amish fiction innovator Lewis to visit Ashland

Beverly Lewis has published over 80 books.
Beverly Lewis has published over 80 books. | Contributed photo
New York Times bestselling author Beverly Lewis will visit Ashland University on April 6 at 7 p.m. in the John C. Myers Convocation Center.

Lewis is the creator of the Amish fiction genre, which came into existence with her 1997 release of "The Shunning." Growing up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania -- the heart of Amish country -- Lewis was given an intimate perspective into the lives of the people there. 

Lewis has written for most of her life, beginning at 9 years old when she began writing short stories and poems. In her adult career, Lewis has published over 80 books that have been translated into 11 languages. In addition to writing, Lewis also enjoys reading and playing piano.

During her tour, Lewis will visit 22 venues in Ohio, where she will greet fans and sign their copies of her new book, "The Atonement," that will be available March 29.

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