Friday, December 22, 2006

Merry Christmas!

My deadlines are met, my presents are wrapped, and I just threw a batch of Cherry Pecan bread into the breadmaker. Carols are playing on the stereo. Ah. Christmas vacation. BLISS!

The photo is a view of my front yard from last spring. Today, my corner of Minnesota is bereft of much snow. We got a smidgen yesterday, but not enough to fully coat everything.

Where-ever you are this Christmas, I pray that you will hear echoes of the angel choir. Gloria in excellis deo!

His, Sharon

P.S. I've added some new links to my blog. Have fun exploring! You may make some new friends.


Tonja said...

Hi Sharon
I am just now discovering your website and your writing...I can't wait to get my hands on a "Becky Miller" book. There's one at our library waiting for me. woohoo! I am a homeschool mom of 3 daughters...and from what I read about Becky Miller, she's me! Well, I guess we'll see once I read the book. I've never really gotten into reading fiction, b/c I just can't stomach historical romance novels (sorry!). there's just no interest there. but, I'm intrigued by your writing...and several others I've discovered through your website.

Because I just don't know who else to ask, if you don't mind, I'll ask you know of any good Christian mystery novels? My Mom wants to start reading Christian literature and loves mysteries. Any suggestions?

Sharon Hinck said...

Hi, Tonja!
It's lovely to meet you here in blogger-world. :-)

Be sure to let me know what you think of BECKY MILLER. :-) I suspect you'll identify with her a LOT.

Yes, there are LOTS of great Christian novels that include mysteries.

My favorite mystery author (with a contemporary chick-lit tone) is Sharon Dunn. Her Ruby Taylor series is awesome. She also has a new series coming out. If your mom likes "scarier" more suspence-type mysteries (forensic, etc.) Brandilyn Collins is the queen. Cyndy Salzman's lady-lit series includes some mystery in each story (her second one is coming out soon.My friend Susan Meissner just released "Widows and Orphans," an excellent legal mystery. James Scott Bell, Terri Blackstock,and many other EXCELLENT Christian authors write in various suspence/adventure/mystery genres.

There is such a wide range of "types" of mysteries - hard-boiled detective, cozy mysteries with quilts and cats, CSI-type forensic procedurals, legal suspense, thrillers. Let me know more specifically the kinds of mysteries she likes, and I can send you more recommendations.

You can also visit
and browse the contemporary fiction section for ideas.

My novel "In the Key of Mom" includes a mystery (single mom of teen daughter is a professional flutist and someone is sabotaging the first violinist and she sets out to save the symphony). That one comes out February, 2008. :-)

Thanks for posting your comment and question! Blessed Christmas!

Cathy West said...

Have a blessed Christmas!

Sharon Hinck said...

Thanks, Cathy!
You, too!
Hugs, sHaron

WayneThomasBatson said...

Merry Christmas, Sharon! Took two days off from writing to spend with my wife and kids. I haven't quite met all my deadlines...yet. But I have until the 31st. ;-)

By the way, please add me to your blogroll of friends--if you would be so kind.


Tonja said...

Thanks so much for the mystery novel author recommendations! I haven't talked to my mom yet about her specific area of interest, but I think this list is a good start for her. I'll let you know if she has a specific area she wants more info on. Thanks again!

And, thanks so much for taking the time to continue the conversation.