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Fiction In Really Short Takes

Capture March’s FIRST is Restorer’s Journey by Sharon Hinck.

Sharon Hinck holds a BA in education, and she earned an MA in communication from Regent University in 1986. She spent ten years as the artistic director of a Christian performing arts group, CrossCurrent. That ministry included three short-term mission trips to Hong Kong. She has been a church youth worker, a choreographer and ballet teacher, a homeschool mom, a church organist, and a bookstore clerk. One day sheнll figure out what to be when she grows up, but in the meantime, sheнs pouring her imagination into writing. Her stories focus on characters who confront the challenges of a life of faith. Sheнs published dozens of articles in magazines and book compilations, and released her first novel, The Secret Life of Becky Miller (Bethany House), in 2006. In April 2007, she was named мWriter of the Yearо at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. When she isn’t wrestling with words, Sharon enjoys speaking at conferences and retreats. She and her family make their home in Minnesota. She loves to hear from readers, so send a message through the portal into her writing attic on the мContact Sharonо page of her website, http://www.sharonhinck.com/. She is also an avid blogger…visit Stories for the Hero in All of Us.

Fiction In Really Short Takes EXTRA

FIRST has released an EXTRA book in the month of March. Only Uni by Camy Tang

Camy Tang is a member of FIRST and is a loud Asian chick who writes loud Asian chick-lit. She grew up in Hawaii, but now lives in San Jose, California, with her engineer husband and rambunctious poi-dog. In a previous life she was a biologist researcher, but these days she is surgically attached to her computer, writing full-time. In her spare time, she is a staff worker for her church youth group, and she leads one of the worship teams for Sunday service.

The great thing about crochet scarves is how light they are and their delicate designs are perfect for summer. You can make bold patterns that really stand out and make you feel happy for summer. Try crocheting a scarf that looks like colorful flowers. A flower looks like a string of pretty flowers around your neck. They are stylish and also easy for a beginner to make.

Twirly scarves are a good choice as well. Twirly scarves are fun and look great with summer dresses. You can even find patterns for fruit scarves. You will have a great time making your scarves and they make great presents for your friends and relatives.

Crochet is a fun hobby to take up and makes a great outlet for your creativity. As your skills grow, you can make more things. Learning to crochet is a skill that grows with you and it is a useful one as well.

Sushi for One? (Sushi Series, Book One) was her first novel. Her second, Only Uni (Sushi Series, Book Two) is now available. The next book in the series, Single Sashimi (Sushi Series, Book Three) will be coming out in September 2008!

Visit her website at Samui Villa Retreat.