Friday, September 12, 2008

My Schedule

Greetings dear blog readers!

I won't be posting much during the next month, so I wanted to leave a schedule of where I'll be. IF I did it correctly, my blog will post the live video feed once we start the Fantasy Fiction tour on October 3rd, and you can check in here to view our book signings and speaking events.

In the meantime, here's what I'm up to.

Sept. 13- speak to Southwest Christian Church of the Nazarene women's luncheon
Sept. 16 - 7-8 pm booksigning at Northwestern Bookstore, Edina, MN
Sept. 19 - teach ("Healthy Habits of the Writer - Spiritual/Emotional") at American Christian Fiction Conference, Bloomington, MN
Sept. 20 - teach ("Healthy Habits of the Writer - Professional") at ACFW
Sept. 20 - 1-3 pm multi-author book event at Mall of America & panel discussion on fantasy genre
Sept. 20 - 7:30 pm Book of the Year Awards (three of my titles are finalists)
Sept. 23 - speak at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Hopkins, MN
Oct. 3 - 1-3pm Mennonite Education Institute, Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Oct. 3 - 4-6 Meet the author dinner, BC Canada
Oct. 3 6:30-8:30 - speaking event, BC Canada
Oct. 3 8:30-10 - book signing, BC Canada
Oct. 4 noon - TBN interview, Seattle Washington
Oct. 4 3-5 - Harvest Logos Bookstore, Seattle, WA
Oct. 4 6:30-8:30 - Salt Shaker bookstore, Enumclaw, WA
Oct. 5 - lunch with readers, Portland, OR
Oct. 5 - 6-8 pm Evangel Family Bookstore, Medford, OR
Oct. 6 - 1:30-2:30 Trinity Christian School, Sacramento, CA
Oct. 6 - 6pm-8pm Barnes and Noble, Sacramento, CA
Oct. 7 - 11am-noon - Children's Hospital, Madera, CA
Oct. 7 - 3-4 pm FresnoREAD charity event, Fresno, CA
Oct. 7 - 6-8pm Berean Christian Stores, Fresno, CA
Oct. 8 - 9am -3pm Reedley High School events, Reedley, CA
Oct. 8 - 6-8pm Cultural Arts Night, Reedley, CA
Oct. 9 - 9-11 am St. Genevieve High School, Panorama City, CA
Oct. 9 - 1-2:30 pm Bethany Christian School, Sierra Madre, CA
Oct. 9 - 5-7 pm Valley Book & Bible Bookstore, Van Nuys, CA
Oct. 10 - 8:50am-1pm Village Christian Schools, Sun Valley, CA
Oct. 10 - 2-4pm West Covina Christian School, West Covina, CA
Oct. 10 - 7-9pm Calvary Chapel Church, Huntington Beach, CA
Oct. 11 - 11am-1pm Library Event to be confirmed
Oct. 11 - 2-4 pm Barnes and Noble, San Diego, CA
Oct. 11 - evening event TBA, San Diego, CA
Oct. 20 - Crown College, St. Bonifacius, MN
Nov. 6 - CAN retreat, Bloomington, MN
Nov. 7 - 7pm Northwestern Bookstore Booksigning, Maple Grove, MN
Nov. 8 - 9am - Panel discussion, National Church Library Conference
Nov. 8 - 2:15 - Class on Book Groups for NCLA conference
Nov. 20 - MN Library Association - speaking on "Genres in Christian Fiction"

I hope to see many of you at these various events.

May I humbly ask for some prayer? This schedule would be tough on an Olympian, and I'm still recovering from some serious health issues. I KNOW it looks crazy. All I can say is that when we began planning this west coast book store, God continued to impress on my heart that I should be part of it again. So I know I can trust Him to protect me. But I do value your prayers!

Thank you so much!

Huge blessings to you, in the name of our Lord who is our Shepherd, our Healer, our Sustainer, and our mighty Deliverer!

His, Sharon Hinck

11 comments:

WayneThomasBatson said...

Wow, Sharon, that is a CRAZY schedule! YIPE. I'll be praying for not only your stamina, but your ability to THRIVE on each and every stop.

Sharon Hinck said...

Um, Wayne,
you DO realize that you are also doing most of those events, right?
The bulk of this is the west coast tour. :-)

Yes - please pray.

everlastingscribe said...

Oh you are all nuts, every last one of you.

I am praying right now that the burdens will be split nine ways and the joy be multiplied by that number as well.

After all, that's really how many of you are undertaking this insanity. And, it's the only way that this is going to work, Nine Authors go out, Nine Authors come home.

;)

B. D. Eastman said...

Please read my first two chapters:

http://thequestfortruthbooks.blogspot.com/

eleanor joyce said...

Stay healthy and happy, and keep your eyes on HIM! Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed Stepping into Sunlight. It was excellent. I hosted a giveaway for my copy on my blog here.
http://www.eleanorjoyce.com/2008/09/giving-away-books.html

Cheryl Klarich said...

You've got my prayers!! May He multiply the rest at each rest-stop! Mucho blessings!

Merrie Destefano said...

Sharon,
I will be praying for you and the whole gang--looking forward to seeing you on the 10th!
Blessings,
Merrie

Alexandria.butterfli_1 said...

Wow! I'll be praying for you and hope to see you at the tour!

Rien Takhid said...

Wow. That is a crazy schedule. I hope all of you on the tour will stay healthy and energized!

I really enjoyed your Sword of Lyric series. I was a bit skeptical of the whole sword-weilding-mom thing since I was afraid of a girl-power book. I was pleasantly surprised and have re-read all three several times. God bless!

Merrie Destefano said...

Sharon,
Congratulations on winning the ACFW Speculative Fiction Book of the Year!!!! You rock!!

long distance hugs,
Merrie

Sharon Hinck said...

Thank you everyone for your words of encouragement and most of all for your prayers as we head out on this book tour.