Project Description

The Popular YA Novel  (YA, Contemporary)

“A genuinely fresh take on YA romance, Amish Guys Don’t Call is a smart and compelling read that alternately tugs at your heartstrings and makes you giggle. So much fun.”

– Amber Benson, actress, writer, director, and producer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

“Samantha Stonesong is one of the most appealing, hilarious, whip smart narrators I’ve encountered in ages—her voice vibrates right off the page. Amish Guys Don’t Call is a gift—fresh, funny, moving, unforgettable.

– Gayle Brandeis, author of The Book of Dead Birds 

“An enchanting young adult romance about star-crossed lovers from two different worlds. Honest and touching.

– Felicia Day, actress, author

“Debby Dodds nails it. What begins as a smart coming-of-age romantic comedy unexpectedly veers into horror & heartbreak and the storytelling is as sharp as the humour. This is a story about loneliness and turbulence that rewards the reader with its insight and wit.”

– John Fugelsang, actor, television personality, and comedian

“Debby Dodds is the best kind of funny writer. She’s written a truly compelling story that’s full of heart, while never sacrificing a lively, comedic edge.”

– Beth Lisick, author of Helping Me Help 

Laugh out loud funnyAmish Guys Don’t Call is a witty romantic comedy that entertains from beginning to end. Sam is a complex and relatible protagonist who falls for a boy that is far more than Plain.”

– Kate Scott, author of Counting to D

Amish Guys Don’t Call entices you in with Samantha’s quest for peer acceptance and love then it morphs into a tale of larger cultural and emotional issues. I relished following Samantha along the very rocky dating path as well as into heartbreak and social stigma. This coming of age story will leave you with a broader view of the world all while entertaining you.”
– LeeAnn McLennan, author of the Dormant series

“In Amish Guys Don’t Call, author Debby Dodds gives us a young high school girl we can all root for. In a story filled with surprises, emotional ups and downs, and humour, Dodds deftly paints a portrait of a young girl whose honesty, courage, and intelligence win the day. Highly recommended.”
– Warren C. Easley, author of the Cal Claxton Oregon Mysteries

 

AMISH GUYS DON’T CALL

Samantha is already facing scrutiny and anxiety at the start of her junior year, as she’s finally been accepted into the popular girls’ clique called “The Sherpas.” But when she realizes that her new boyfriend Zach was raised Amish, Sam must tackle a whole new set of challenges! Zach has chosen not to end his Rumspringa, instigating a potential shunning from his family. Not only that, but Sam’s new friends can’t miss this opportunity to tease and torment her.

Sam has never really come to terms with her parents’ divorce, so when her world crashes down on her in the form of cyberbullying and Zach’s apparent return to the Amish community, she reverts to old, illegal habits. Does Sam even want friends like these? And, will her culture-crossed love with Zach find a way?

Written by Debby Dodds, this debut novel launches in 2017.