Monday, November 26, 2007

Becky Miller in Indonesia

Today a package arrived with books that looked vaguely familiar. It took me a minute to figure out what they were: the Indonesian-language edition of The Secret Life of Becky Miller.

The cover is remarkably similar. Instead of brown hair, Becky has black hair with a white streak (hmmm, a forecast of gray hair ahead?) a gray skirt instead of khaki capris, and purple high-heeled boots instead of white tennis shoes. The child clinging to the cape has orange hair instead of blonde. The title "Kisah Rahasia Sang Supermom" sounds intriguing. The overall look is more angular than the English-language version.

I giggled like a three-year old. God is so full of surprises. Who would have imagined my middle-American mom-lit could travel in my stead far across the globe? I certainly never dreamed of this when I was writing the story. I pray the book will bring laughter, hope, and truth to everyone who finds it.

Also in the Becky Miller vein, did anyone else watch Extreme Makeover Home Edition last night? It was the 100th episode, and the home they built was here in Minnesota. I mention it because my hubby and I love the show. If you, or someone you love, enjoys Extreme Makeover, consider getting them Renovating Becky Miller for Christmas. It's a novel that plunks Becky Miller into an Extreme Makeover situation, complete with deadlines, disasters, and the heartwarming power of people coming together with love.

Blessings and gratitude!
Sharon Hinck

The Secret Life of Becky Miller (Bethany House, June, 2006)
Renovating Becky Miller (Bethany House, February, 2007)
The Restorer (NavPress, May 2007)
The Restorer's Son (NavPress, September 2007)


Cindy Thomson said...

An Indonesian mother with a red haired child? Whatever, I hope it touches readers over there! Congrats, Sharon!

WayneThomasBatson said...

If ever there's a place to hear the message of Becky Miller, Indonesia is it. Two of my good friends were missionaries to the Minang people there. It was a very antiChristian place. God is stronger than all of that your book is going there.

Amy Wallace said...

Many, many congrats, my friend! What an awesome God kiss in the midst of everyday life.

Keep giggling!

Clefspeare said...

That is super cool, Sharon! I'll bet you're stoked!

Justin B. said...

Awesome! What's next The Restorer in Japanese, with anime illustrations of some pivotal parts of the story, and of course an anime style cover. One can only dream. I'll get my friend to draw some illustrations of the book in anime style, she drew some great Arena (Karen Hancock) ones over a year ago!

****My mom saids hi! and she is hoping for a sequel to Renovating Becky Miller*****

Kat said...


Cathy West said...

That's funny! What a cool thing for you! Hey, I wanted to let you know I got an agent! I don't think I have your right email address anymore.

Pais Charos said...

That's awesome Sharon! Very, very cool!!

Renovating Becky Miller was amazing...I loved it :) Very Extreme Makeover-ish :P

Valerie Comer said...

I'll have to get my niece to watch out for it; she's a missionary there. Very cool!

Cheryl Klarich said...

I love it! God has such a wonderful and creative-and sometimes kitschy sense of humor!
Blessings :)

Andrea said...

I just finished both of the Becky Miller books. I was wondering if you are working on a third yet? If not, you really should! I have never been much of a reader, but you make it such and enjoyable and easy read...which is necessary for this mom of 3 little boys! :-) Thanks so much for all you do!