Thursday, July 05, 2007

Traveling Light

Anytime God calls me to a new mini-adventure, I know it will be an opportunity to get to know Him better. I'm about to leave for a writer's retreat, followed by the International Christian Retail Show in Atlanta, followed by an east-coast book tour.

I'm packing some words of encouragement to offer readers, book store staff, and other writers that I spend time with. The good thing is, love, encouragement, and blessings don't weigh a thing. I can even carry them on past airport checkpoints. :-)

I hope to post some updates from the road. I know my travel companions will, so be sure to check their blogs, as well as the official Fantasy Fiction Tour site.
Christopher Hopper and his wife Jennifer, Bryan Davis and his daughter, Amanda, and Wayne Batson graciously included me on this adventure. You'll want to check their blogs frequently.

Here are some of the "open to the public" events where you can find us. PLEASE come say "hey" if you live anywhere near!

7/11 - Wednesday
6pm – 8pm Borders 2501 West End Ave. Nashville, TN.

7/12 - Thursday
12:00-2:00pm Cedar Springs Christian Store, 504 North Peter’s Rd., Knoxville, TN.
6:00pm Barnes & Noble, 83 South Tunnel Rd.,Asheville, NC

7/13 - Friday
12:00 - 2:00pm, Barnes & Noble, 4720 Sharon Rd., Charlotte, NC.
6pm Borders, 404 – 101 East Six Forks Rd., Raleigh, NC.

7/14 - Saturday
12:00 - 2:00pm Barnes & Noble, 5501 West Broad St., Richmond, VA.
6:00 - 8:00pm His Way Christian Bookstore, 8450 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, Maryland

7/15 - Sunday
9:15 am National Presb. Church, 4104 Nebraska Avenue N.W.,Washington D.C.
3:00 - 5:00pm Barnes & Noble, 3651 Jefferson Davis Highway, Alexandria, VA.
6:30 - 8:30pm Barnes & Noble, 4300 Montgomery Road,Ellicott City, Maryland

7/16 - Monday
1-2pm Christopher Matthew's, 5 Bel Air South Parkway - Suite 1421 - Bel Air, MD
4-5 pm Family Christian Store, 1105 Churchman Road, Newark, DE
6pm – 8pm The Days Of Knights Store, 173 East Main Street,Newark, DE. 19711

7/17 - Tuesday
5pm-Timeless Treasures Christian Bookstore, 163 Livingston St.,Brooklyn, NY.

7/18 - Wednesday
Noon -Timeless Treasures Christian Bookstore, 673 8th Ave.,Manhattan, NY


Unknown said...

Hi! My name is Connie, I'm a friend of Bryan Davis'. I can't wait for this tour, it'll be so fun to meet all of you, and to see Mr. Davis again.

I hope I get a chance to read "The Restorer" soon - it looks really interesting!

I'll be coming to the Richmond event on the 14th, wearing my cloak. See you there!

Unknown said...

Hopefully coming to the Newark,DE stop. Chances are very slim though!

WayneThomasBatson said...

Traveling title. Have you read Lucado's book by that title? Very encouraging book.

Sharon Hinck said...

pais, I'll be watching for your cloak! I'm so glad you can come!

justin, I pray that if God wants you to come, that He will provide a way!

Wayne, no I hadn't read that one yet. Thanks a lot, buddy. Now I've got another book to add to the towering "read me soon" stack! :-)

Unknown said...

Oh goodness... I know all about that stack. It never ends. And it's worse when your library doesn't have books you want to read <_<

Roheryn said...

I'm C.J.! I heard 'bout the tour through Bryan Davis' website! I'll be seeing ya'll at probably both NY stops! Bright purple cloak and all!

Mine isn't only a huge stack in my room, its also a LONG word document of things to read, but everything that I haven't read by the authors on the FFT just got bumped to the top!

Unknown said...

Me too! And that's a lot of books to bump to the top :P Hehe...

Amy Browning said...

Hey Sharon!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I'm so excited for you all and I can see God's hand in what you guys are doing - big time!

I'll be praying for you guys and blogging my heart out to promote the tour this week.

Humbly yours,

Merrie Destefano said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hi! You are going to have so much fun on this trip, and it will be WAY better since you are going with a group. I'm sure there's a "joker" in the bunch who will always have something silly to say and make everybody laugh. Every group needs a comedian.

Thank God, He gave us a sense of humor!

Have a great time!

Sharon Hinck said...

C.J., I can't wait to meet you in person!

Amy, thanks so much for your support.

Merrie, I have the funny feeling the whole VAN will be full of jokers. This is going to be a blast. :-)
It's a great time to celebrate the doors God has opened for Christian fiction - even as we pray for more growth.

Becca Johnson said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog too, Sharon! I really wish I could come, but since it's too far away, I will have to content myself with reading your blog and praying. Not that those are bad things. ;) I just wanted to see you again and meet everyone else. Oh well. :) Have a safe and fun journey!

Becca Johnson