13 responses to Northkill: Giveaway and Author Q & A
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    Comment on Northkill winners (March 10th, 2014 at 16:12)

    Northkill winners

    Just drew our 2 contest winners. See the updated contest section at the top of the post.

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      Comment on Love true stories (March 22nd, 2017 at 15:16)

      Love true stories

      Hate to see all the syrupy stories about the Amish. Am anxious to read these historical books. I spend time with Ohio Amish every year and admire them immensely.

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    Dixie Kline Richardson
    Comment on Barbara's descendant's dreams (March 18th, 2014 at 09:00)

    Barbara's descendant's dreams

    My husband and I are descendants of Barbara Stutzman. Upon reading the Northkill story years ago, I was reminded of a recurrnig dream I had when my children were small. I was frantic in trying to hide them from Indian attack, fearful of the loft, and terrified of the cellar. Now it could have come from the movies, “Unconquered,” etc…but I often wonder if there really is genetic memory.

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      Comment on Northkill: Giveaway and Author Q & A (March 18th, 2014 at 10:17)

      That’s a fascinating story, Dixie, and an intriguing question. There’s much about the human mind and genetics that we don’t understand, that’s for sure. Thank you for sharing your experience. You’ve given us something to ponder. Blessings, Joan

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    Amy GB
    Comment on Just finished reading the book! (June 13th, 2014 at 08:23)

    Just finished reading the book!

    Finally got to read my copy of Northkill. WOW! It was a wonderful read and I had great difficulty putting it down. My husband also “breezed” right through it. We’re planning to take a drive to the area where this occured. Living in the Lehigh Valley of PA it won’t be a difficult trip ;0)

    Cannot wait for the second book!!!

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      Bob Hostetler
      Comment on A Big Thank You (June 16th, 2014 at 09:56)

      A Big Thank You

      Amy, thank you for reading Northkill, and for commenting so kindly. The area where the massacre took place is marked with a historical marker. The property is privately owned, but the residents have been known to grant access to people who call ahead for an appointment (the management at the Roadside America have had the contact info in the past).

      Thanks again for reading and recommending Northkill.

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    Comment on Thank you! (June 13th, 2014 at 14:57)

    Thank you!

    Hi, Amy!

    Thank you so much for your feedback. Bob and I are delighted that you enjoyed Northkill! It does an author’s heart good to learn that their story blessed readers. We’re both tied up on other projects right now but plan start work on book 2 soon and hope to have it out in 2016.


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    Comment on Waiting..... (June 16th, 2014 at 08:04)


    Oh no! I’m not very patient with waiting…… I’ll be praying that you finish your other projects well ahead of schedule and have the time to continue with Northkill :0)

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      Comment on Northkill: Giveaway and Author Q & A (June 16th, 2014 at 16:56)

      Amy, we definitely appreciate those prayers! We’re eager to jump back into the Northkill series, so keep on praying!

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Northkill: Giveaway and Author Q & A (June 16th, 2014 at 10:21)

    I purchased and read Northkill a couple of months ago. I must admit that the horrific massacre scene brought me to tears…not a common occurrence for me! But the fact that the story IS based on an actual massacre really made it hit home for me. I have a much deeper appreciation for ALL early settlers to our country, and what they ultimately lived through…the price they paid for freedom.

    I am patiently waiting for the second volume. Good luck with all your literary endeavors!

    Alice Mary

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      Comment on Northkill: Giveaway and Author Q & A (June 16th, 2014 at 17:00)

      Alice, this story has also given Bob and me a deeper appreciation of the early settlers’ travails. It’s truly humbling to think of all they endured–even when they didn’t have Indian attacks to deal with. I’m not sure I’d have been able to survive it all. Those were hardy souls.

      Thank you so much for your kind comments!

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    Comment on Northkill: Giveaway and Author Q & A (July 25th, 2014 at 16:17)

    I live in Berks County and I love Berks history. Today I tried to find Ft. Northkill and I couldn’t find it. I went to Fort Road and parked by a sign which reads ” The site of Ft. Northkill is located 500 feet NW of here”. I have read that the fort stood on a rise that has views in all directions and all that remains today is the cellar hole. I have visited web sites that have the site marked on a road higher on the mountain but the road seems to be private. Have you visited the site of Ft. Northkill?
    I ordered your book and I can’t wait to read it. Thanks!

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      Comment on Fort Northkill (July 28th, 2014 at 10:21)

      Fort Northkill

      Hi, Adam! Thank you so much for your feedback! Unfortunately I haven’t been to the site of Fort Northkill. It’s been a while since I visited the Shartlesville area, and when I was there I didn’t have any information on where the fort was located. Last summer when we went to the Hochstetler Gathering, we stopped at the site of Fort Loudoun at Fort Loudon, PA, which was very similar to Fort Northkill and has been reconstructed. Seeing it gave me a good feel for what Northkill must have looked like. Since then I was able to trace the actual site of Fort Northkill, and I’d love to visit it someday, though if the road leading to it is, in fact, private, obviously that may not be possible. I hope Bob and my interpretation of the story blesses you!

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