mindy starns clark

Mindy Starns Clark is the bestselling author of numerous books, both fiction and nonfiction, including perennial favorite The House That Cleans Itself and the Christy Award-winning The Amish Midwife. Mindy, husband John, and two daughters live near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. As the daughter of an avid organic gardener, Mindy would rather look at beautiful flowers than do all the work that makes them that way, as the weeds in her "leftover tulip garden" attest. She explains: "Every Christmas, I like to send a gift to everyone at my publishing house. The year my novel, The Trouble with Tulip, came out, I sent gifts of tulip bulbs. I didn't know what to do with the leftover bulbs, but a strangely warm winter day came along, so I stuck them in the ground around our front lamp post. I forgot all about them, but that spring they popped up, blooming beautifully—and have continued to bless us each year since!" Visit Mindy's website at www.mindystarnsclark.com.

Daughter Emily works on creating a pond in the back yard. 

Mindy apparently puts her house-that-cleans-itself tips into practice
in her well-organized office in her Pennsylvania home.


Straypony said...

How cozy. Makes me want to rock in the rocker and visit with my best friend while drinking a Cherry Pepsi.

Cathy Messecar said...

First met Mindy through her House That Cleans Itself book. Love her ideas in there and the real help since I've implemented her ideas.

And I think we have identical rockers on our front porches. Rock on, Mindy.

Robin Prater said...

Absolutly love your books. They are amazing reads,and you just want to keep reading.thank you for sharing your gift with all of us,and sharing a piece of the wonderful gift that the Lord gave you.Your tulips are beautiful.They have to be my favorite.Blessings to you and your family..

Wendy said...

I am just finishing up the 5th book with Tom and Callie. I hope Callie works things out so she stays with Tom! I love your books and I love the rocker on the front porch. I have one of those too.

raspberrygirl said...

My Grandma is reading your book that is pictured, right now. :) Your tulips are very pretty. We have tulips and enjoy them when they come out every year.

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Mindy said...

Thanks for all of your sweet comments! You guys simply made my day. I've been away on business for a while and missed seeing my tulips this year. Recently got home after a month away, and though the tulips are done, at least the azaleas are still going strong.

So glad you like my rocking chairs..and my books! Blessings, Mindy

Rich and Carolyn Dewey said...

Deb! What a lovely blog! Love, love, love it! I'll enjoy following you and these wonderful authors in your gardens.

I love gardeing too. In California I could garden year-round, but alas, not so here in KS.

Looking forward to another great book!

Deborah Raney said...

So glad you're enjoying the blog, Carolyn. I lament not being able to garden year-round, too, but I think we winter people appreciate our gardens more! :)

Thanks for stopping by, and do come back soon!