Are there any other new projects on the horizon?
The Restorer’s Journey (book three in the Sword of Lyric series) releases at the end of December. Then in 2008 I have two new books coming out with Bethany House (back in the more contemporary fiction genre). Symphony of Secrets (2/08) and Penny’s Project (9/08).
Who was the person who influenced you the most with your writing?
My mom inspired my love for reading from the time I was four years old and she recited poetry to me while pushing me on the swings, and read to me for hours each day. Because of her, I discovered authors who fed my childhood passion for words – and still influence me today.
What advice would you give to a person trying to become a fiction writer?
Read voraciously, tap into the things that ignite your passion, gather feedback on your writing, and keep working. And check out the resources on the “Encouragement for Writers” page of my website – sharonhinck.com
What message would you like your readers to take away from Restorer’s Son?
Even when we feel inadequate to the challenges that God calls us to meet, He can restore our soul, and enable us to become a Restorer to others. Life is a grand adventure, and even the small choices we make each day can be heroic.
What is your goal or mission as a writer?
My prayer is that my stories will enliven courage and hope in readers who are facing very real battles of their own, and point them to the One place to find grace, truth, and strength.