Meet the Author: Sicily Yoder
Sicily Yoder is an Amazon Top 100 Fiction Novelist and Cookbook Author. Although she is not, and has not been Amish or Mennonite, she has attended a Mennonite church at times and has friends at two Mennonite churches.
She is a twin, her twin living in sunny Beaumont, Texas. Sicily is a foster mother to her five nieces and nephews and an entrepreneur. She left a career as a Trauma Registered Nurse to study textiles, home furnishings, and merchandising with an emphasis in Business Marketing. She is a former award-winning sales representative for Land O’ Lakes and Alouette Dairy Corporations. She took French in high school and is planning a trip with her foster daughters for Paris next spring.
As a hobby, she travels and does freelance travel and food writing and wants to one day have her own travel show. She is a devout Christian and believes Jesus is the only person who saves a soul, not following a set of rules. She enjoys cooking, traveling, latch-hooking, and reading her Bible.
Are Sicily’s Books Selling?
Sicily has a huge platform, mostly off line, due to extensive touring since 2004. “I sold books out of the trunk of my car during my merchandising route in six states,” she says. “But a car wreck forced me out of that line of work and into writing full-time because I can take my medicine and work from home.” Although she suffers from some kind of chronic pain every day, she relies in her strong faith in Jesus for healing.
Her Writing Career
Currently, Sicily is working on a young adult series, entitled COWGIRLS FOR JESUS. Her son competes on the rodeo circuit, so she was inspired to create the series. She has over sixty books in print, including her popular short-story serial volumes.
Thank you, Sicily, for sharing some of your life’s adventures with us today!