Beverly Lewis writes stories about Amish life, including "The Shunning," "The Confession," "The Reckoning," "The Secret Keeper" and "The Photograph." She also writes children's fiction, most notably in her "Cul-de-Sac Kids" and "Girls Only (Go!)" series. Titles include "Reach for the Stars," "The Piggy Party," "The Creepy Sleepover," "Better Than Best" and "Tarantula Toes." She has published over 90 books, as of 2015.
"The Shunning" explores the repercussions for a devoted Amish girl when a family secret comes to light. Its sequel, "The Confession," follows the young woman's story as she searches for her birth mother. "The Reckoning" allows the character to find peace, reconciling her Amish past with her current life. Both "The Shunning" and "The Confession" are available as acclaimed television movies. Barbara Lewis published the books in 1997 and 1998, breaking into adult fiction after finding success as a children's author.
Lewis writes her "Cul-de-Sac Kids" series for 7- through 10-year-old children, presenting family values in the guise of funny stories. "Piggy Party" looks at the chaos occurring when a group of kids brings their pets together to see which can predict spring on Groundhog Day. "The Creepy Sleepover" shows unusual ways to overcome fears. "Tarantula Toes" teaches why fooling friends does not pay off.
Lewis gears the "Girls Only (Go!)" series toward 8- to 13-year-old girls, showing youngsters facing life challenges while pursuing Olympic-style sports. "Reach for the Stars" pits family duty against the chance to compete in downhill skiing. "Better Than Best" reveals the dilemma when a gymnast's ambition interferes with her responsibility to her team.