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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Publisher Updates

The publisher of my Sword of Lyric series, (expanded editions), Marcher Lord Press, was recently sold and renamed. The new publisher, Enclave Publishing, has just announced their fall 2014 releases.

They are offering readers a chance to "crowd fund" the print run of the books, and get discounts on the books... in effect, a great discount and special deals for pre-ordering. You can chose e-books or paperback.

Feel free to spread the word, and check out all these great new stories by top Christian fantasy and science fiction authors.

And watch for more info from me about the 2015 release of a fourth Sword of Lyric book.
Yes, I finally finished the last chapter and am working hard at polishing and refining. I'm so excited for readers to find out what adventures Linette and Kieran are having in Hazor, and whether Mark and Susan ever get to see Jake again. :-)


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Several years ago, I was tossing around ideas for a novel about a woman longing to be "more" than she believed she was. I remembered a short story by James Thurber: "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." Perhaps we studied it in high school, or even earlier. (Thank you to all my wonderful English teachers over the years!)

The very brief story clearly made an impact, because after so many years, I still remembered the image of a hen-pecked husband escaping into adventurous daydreams.  That concept inspired The Secret Life of Becky Miller, my first published novel.

Becky loses herself in grandiose daydreams, but finds herself in the trials of her real life. She grapples with spiritual questions, laughs and cries with her quirky friends, and pours her heart into her family.

I was delighted to hear that a new movie inspired by "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" has been released. I haven't seen it yet (I'm a "wait for Redbox" sort), but have heard good things.

Hearing about the movie's release also reminded me that I'd been procrastinating about getting my Becky Miller novels available as e-books.

I'll be officially launching the e-book versions soon, but you can get a sneak peek of the first book now.

Order The Secret Life of Becky Miller on Kindle here.

Order The Secret Life of Becky Miller on Nook here.

I love that Becky dreams big. But I also love that she finds her real life--loved by God, and able to share that love with others--is a grander adventure than any that her imagination can create.

Sharon Hinck

Saturday, September 28, 2013

A Chance for a Free Copy of Restorer

Nadine Brandes is doing a "rafflecopter" drawing at her blog, for
The Restorer-Expanded Edition, and some other great Christian speculative fiction titles.

Check it out here!

Sharon Hinck

Monday, September 16, 2013

A Friend's New Book

Some of the greatest joys I've had as a writer have been the precious friendships with other writers. Christopher Hopper is a friend I got to know on both an east coast and a west coast book tour several years ago.

It's my delight to share that he has a new book out. Check it out here!

Here's his description of The Sky Riders:

An Inventors World Novel by Christopher Hopper

On the floating cities above the cloud-floor, the only rule is don’t fall.

Enter the avionic steampunk world of master storyteller Christopher Hopper as he takes readers on a fast-paced, death-defying adventure in the skies.

Junar is a seventeen-year-old boy following in the footsteps of his Ace Pilot father, Leif, as a flyer in the Kili-Boranna Guild, better known as The Sky Riders. As if life couldn’t get any better, Junar’s First Year apprenticeship riding the massive birds of the sky, the majestic felrell, takes a fortuitous leap forward when his father is promoted to the most prestigious position in all of Aria-Prime-Timber Pilot.

Upon moving to the capital city of Christiana with his family, Junar meets fellow apprentices Liv, a strong-headed and alluring confidant, and Erik, whose favorite pastime is making life miserable for Junar.

Junar’s world takes an unexpected turn, however, when his father has a startling change of heart about his promotion. Embarrassed by his father’s weakness and his mother’s past, Junar endeavors to excel in his apprenticeship, and distances himself from his family by making his own name in the Guild. He sets his sights on competing in the Champions Race-a cross-world gauntlet whose winner is listed among the greatest felrell pilots in history.

But behind the scenes, political factions and government conspiracies collide with Junar’s new plans. The young pilot suffers a horrific blow at the hands of the Zy-Adair-the notorious Sky Pirates. And soon, his perfect world is spiraling out of control.

From his unsuspecting alliance with the Inventors-dubious tinkerers and social outcasts-to his unlikely associations with the Brologi-the Chancellory Police-Junar must find a way to plead his case before the Chancellor of Aria-Prime and piece together a puzzle that threatens his entire world’s way of life.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Minnesota Influence

A fellow writer and Minnesotan, Stacy Monson, has a fun and informative blog called Land of 10,000 Words. Today she posted a chat between us about some of the Minnesota inspirations in my books, about the writing life, and assorted other topics. Please stop by and feel free to ask questions or join the chat!

Sharon Hinck

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Seven Things My Granddaughter Taught Me

Last weekend, we spent some blissful days visiting my son, daughter-in-love, and our sweet granddaughter who is five months old.  Even at such a young age, she demonstrates a lot of wisdom.

Here are a few things I learned from her, some of which I plan to apply to my own life:

1. People are funny. Each time you notice that, squeal with delight.

2. Your smile can be gorgeous even if you have no teeth.

3. When you feel tired, rub your eyes a few times and let someone rock you.

4. When life gets boring on your back, roll over and look at it from your tummy.

5. If you do a Pilates V-sit and grab your toes, you can pull both socks off simultaneously.

6. Sometimes the best toys are just out of reach, but keep trying anyway.

7. Everyone adores you, and that’s just the way it should be.


Wednesday, January 09, 2013

A Little Prayer

 Dear Lord,

Surprise us throughout the day with new glimpses of You…

Even in the midst of the "not rightness" of life on this sin-sick planet,
let us laugh, and sing, and dance for the joy of being loved by You.


Sharon Hinck