Married, husband's name Ted; children: four. Education: Holds undergraduate degree; Regent University, M.A., 1986. Hobbies and other interests: Hiking, piano, guitar, singing, gardening, ballet, and rubber-stamping.
Writer. Has worked as artistic director of CrossCurrent (Christian performing arts group) for ten years, and as a church youth worker, choreographer, ballet teacher, organist, and bookstore clerk. Speaker at conferences and retreats.
Writer of Year, Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, 2007.
The Secret Life of Becky Miller, Bethany House (Minneapolis, MN), 2006.
The Restorer, NavPress (Colorado Springs, CO), 2007.
The Restorer's Son, NavPress (Colorado Springs, CO), 2007.
Renovating Becky Miller, Bethany House (Minneapolis, MN), 2007.
Contributor to anthologies and periodicals.
Sharon Hinck told CA: "For something that looks sedate on the outside (a person sitting on a chair, clicking computer keys) this writing journey has higher highs and lower lows than most other experiences of my life. Writing a novel means investing so much that you deeply care about the story, which means that you want others to have access to it, which means when those doors don't open, you feel very real pain. Writing requires as much risk taking and courage as being a paratrooper or deep-sea diver. The true treasure is found in those moments when I learn something new because of my characters and their stories, and I feel God's smile."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Booklist, June 1, 2006, John Mort, review of The Secret Life of Becky Miller, p. 41.
ChristianBook.com,http://www.christianbook.com/ (July 25, 2007), interview with Sharon Hinck.
Sharon Hinck Home Page,http://www.sharonhinck.com (July 25, 2007).
Sharon Hinck Web Log,http://www.sharonswriting.blogspot.com (July 25, 2007).