Donna J. Stoltzfus grew up in New York City, but often visited Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where she had extended family of both Mennonite and Amish heritage. Stoltzfus earned a bachelor? degree from Goshen College and a master? degree from New York University. She has worked for more than ten years at Ten Thousand Villages, a fair-trade retail organization, which led her to author the picture book,?In The Trunk of Grandma? Car, which tells the story of the founder of Ten Thousand Villages. She and her husband have raised their three children in Lancaster County.

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