Linda Byler grew up Amish and is an active member of the Amish church today. She writes all her books by hand in a notebook, since Amish culture prohibits the use of electronics. She is the author of five bestselling fiction series, all set in the Amish world: Hester Takes Charge, Lancaster Burning, Sadie's Montana, Lizzie Searches for Love, and The Dakota Series. In addition, Byler has written four Christmas romances: The Little Amish Matchmaker, The Christmas Visitor, Mary's Christmas Good-Bye, and Becky Meets Her Match. Linda is also well known within the Amish community as a columnist for a weekly Amish newspaper.