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“Linda Egenes’s detailed yet respectful observations of Amish life are a perfect match for the gentle people she portrays. No one has more faithfully captured the quiet tone of daily life among the Plain People.”

—Scott Savage, editor of Plain magazine

Linda Egenes has published nonfiction and poetry for kids magazines, and served as the young people’s editor of Plain magazine for four years.


My poem “Black Stallion” appeared in the September 2007 edition of Cricket magazine.

Cobblestone“A Day with the Amish” and “The Budget” appeared in the November 1987 issue of Cobble stone magazine. The editor of a new magazine about plain people read it. He wrote and asked if I’d like to the young people’s editor of Plain magazine in 1993.
newnewplainAs young people’s editor of Plain magazine, I visited many Amish homes and families in Iowa and other states. I rode in an Amish buggy, visited an Amish school, cooked with my Amish friends in their kitchen, and learned to quilt. Scott Savage, the editor, liked my articles, and he said, “Why don’t you put them together as a book?” So I did, and that is how Visits with the Amish, my book about the plain people of Iowa, was born.
cover_twvol1-1My short story “Madhu the Antelope” appeared in Timeless Wisdom Stories: Magical and Enchanting Timeless Stories (Vol.1), an audio collection of traditional tales from India.

I’m also completing a YA historical novel set in the Amish community of Kalona, Iowa in 1944.