Tana Reiff, Author-Photographer

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Signs of Lancaster County:
A Photographic Tour of Lancaster County
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1 Select framed or unframed prints in various media + cards, throw pillows, shower curtains and all kinds of stuff at . You'll find a great selection of Tana's work arranged in online galleries.

2 Canvas Gallery Wraps are available directly from Tana. Find something you like on Fine Art America or Instagram, or these catalogs:
All canvas wraps directly from Tana come with signed Certificate of Authenticity.

3 Thinking about new wall art for your home, office, or commercial space? Please contact Tana to request a personalized consultation.
Sunrise Fog and Light Series

New Hopes and Dreams book tells story of Syrian refugees in America

My latest book, recently released by Pro Lingua Associates, treats a hot topic: Muslims in America. The book, called Amala’s Hope, is the eleventh in the Hopes and Dreams series. It is historical fiction at an easy reading level, aimed at learners of the English language language as well as anyone of any age at a basic reading level (approx. grade 2), including adult literacy learners. The story is based on real contemporary events, told through composite characters based on Syrian refugees and people assisting them that I interviewed or read about. It is an objective account of a true-to-life family’s experiences escaping the civil war in Syria and resettling in a small Texas city. Their reactions to a mosque burning, Hurricane Harvey, adjusting to a co-ed school, and the gracious support from resettlement volunteers, is heartbreaking, heartwarming, and hopeful.

Working on Amala's Hope has been a rich experience for me. For more information on the new book and the ten others in the series, please visit www.prolinguaassociates.

Photographs on Exhibit at Two Galleries

My photographs are currently being shown at CityFolk Gallery in Lancaster, PA through March and at Bellefonte Art Museum through May 27.
1: Framed images at CityFolk Gallery: "Two Windows," "Cow in Fog at Sunrise," "Schoolhouse at Dusk" - part of the "Image" exhibit
2: Tana at the Print Gallery at Bellefonte Art Museum
3: All Tana's matted prints on one side of the gallery
4: Four Wildflowers Magnified canvas gallery wraps and more matted prints in the Print Gallery
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Discover Lancaster Photography Contest

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"Buggy on the Crest" by Tana Reiff won the second place prize in the 2017 Discover Lancaster Photography contest. A cropped version of the photograph was featured in their 2018 visitor's guide. Here is the uncropped image. It is available for purchase through the Shop. Signed canvas gallery wraps with signed certificate of authenticity are available directly from Tana.

Signs of Lancaster County: A Photographic Tour of Amish Country

Signs of Lancaster County book
Signs of Lancaster County: A Photographic Tour of Amish Country by Tana Reiff is published by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

This journey through Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, captures a glimpse of Amish Country through 240 color photographs of unique signs in their natural settings. The signs and graphics of official markers, one-room schoolhouses, roadside stands, cottage industries, local trades, and many more tell the story of this special place. Zero in on the signage of one farm or one road, as well as the seasonal delights of summer and fall. See the many ways the area supports horses and the transportation and agriculture that rely on them. Join the photographer on a scenic adventure through back roads, expansive farmland, and quaint villages, with informative and entertaining anecdotes along the way. You’ll discover new details every time you page through this extraordinary picture book. It’s a tour of Amish country like none other. For armchair tourists, sign buffs, and photography fans alike.
Size: 11″ x 8.5″ | 240+ color images | 112 pp
ISBN13: 9780764348730 | Binding: soft cover

And here's a short book trailer on YouTube. 
Purchase personalized, signed copies of Signs of Lancaster County using the shopping features at the top of this page.

“This delightful book offers a creative and unparalleled view of Amish culture, business, and folk art. You won't be able to set it aside until the last page.” Donald B. Kraybill. Author, The Riddle of Amish Culture

“The signs are a true treasure and living relic of life here in Lancaster. This book is a fabulous visual introduction and tempts us to drive beyond the main thoroughfares and back into real Amish country … obviously created with great respect and love for Lancaster.” Mary Haverstick, Filmmaker and founder of RespectAmish.org

“A beautiful and insightful visual exploration of Lancaster County. The signs throughout our countryside say a great deal literally, but even more about the cultural aspects that lie behind them. Tana has brought those backstories to the fore through a wonderful blend of vibrant images and graceful writing.” Kathleen K. Frankford, President, Discover Lancaster

Tana Reiff is the author of more than 80 books of fiction and folktale retellings at easy reading levels, and hundreds of feature articles. Following a career in adult literacy and multimedia communications for adult education, she began exploring Lancaster County, where she has lived for over 40 years, with camera in hand. Along the way, she learned a great deal about the people and culture just around the bend.

inders is easy, engaging reading for adult literacy 

Pathfinders is a series of nine chapter books at 
below 2.0 reading level, published by Grass Roots Press of Edmonton, Alberta. These are brand-new 
editions of titles from the long-popular LifeTimes and WorkTales series, now out of print. More information at grassrootsbooks.net. While you're there, check out GRP's other products -- the best resources specifically designed for adult literacy.

Getting comfortable with writing

Writing Me! A first writing course for adults is a great way for adults of all ages to ease into the writing process.

Good writing is having something to say and saying it well. We write best about what we know best, so what better to write about than oneself? In this engaging course, we get our feet wet through 14 simple writing activities, along with free journaling and self- and peer evaluation, all the while learning about sound writing practices.

(Discount code for $1 off: WFWDWTAS)
(10 or more copies, contact me to get discount code for $2 off each copy.)

If you would like to talk to me about Writing Me! before you purchase, please feel free to email me at tana@tanareiff.com. I can respond by email, or give me your phone number and a good time to call and I will be happy to call you.

About the cover photo: The cover photo by Tana Reiff is at Lake Lacawac in the Pocono mountains, the southernmost glacial lake in the hemisphere that has been preserved in pristine condition totally free from development or encroachment. Lake Lacawac was declared a National Natural Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1966.