Tuesday, October 02, 2007


Maybe you're shrugging your shoulders and saying, "Huh? Sarah who?" "Sarah" is the second in my Little Hickman Creek Series and it is now available for purchase. The first was Loving Liza Jane. Courting Emma, the third and final installment, hits shelves in early March. Which means... ta-da!...

***I am working on my next historical series set in the fictional West Michigan town of Sandy Ridge (aka Grand Haven) titled The Daughers of Jacob Kane. Very little about these books will be based on fact, save a few buildings, and the setting, of course. None of the events...so far, anyway, will be factual. The first book in the series, Hannah Grace, centers around the oldest daughter (21). The other books, Maggie Rose and Abbie Ann will follow.***

I have been having a hard time getting myself "in gear" for this series and maybe it's because I have so many other things on my plate that interfere with my focus and creative juices. Or maybe it's because of that nasty word--deadline! Somehow, having a deadline sort of removes the joy of writing for me, even though I sought a mainline publisher for five+ years.

I DO know, however, that God gifted me with a passion to write, and I love the way my books have touched people's hearts from all around the world. It's both mind-boggling and humbling to think God would choose to use my frail little words to make an impact on another's life.

And so I plunge ahead with this next series, knowing He has a plan and will provide this aging mind with new ideas and scenarios! What a journey I'm on.

One thing is for sure--God is not done with us until He says so, and that's usually not until we breathe our last breaths!

May God bless you in rich and bounteous ways, filling you with continuous HOPE and JOY!

Love and Hugs,



Katybug said...

Oooooh, Shar!!! How exciting about "Courting Emma"!!! I have really enjoyed the back-&-forth between Jon and Emma, so I am looking forward to seeing how things turn out. I love the name "Hannah Grace", probably because I have a really sweet niece by the same name. Did you know that Hannah means "grace"? :-) I will be praying for you to meet your deadline. If you have some time, come see me at my blog (I finally took the plunge!): http://watercoolerwisdomorlackthereof.blogspot.com/. I JUST started it yesterday, so it's a bit sparse, but it will improve with time. :-)

Rich & Darcie said...

Shar -
I'm loving the new book, and of course having a difficult time putting it down to go to bed at night!

I LOVE the names for the next series you're writing. I can't wait for that series to come together. From what we discussed at the hospital it sounds like it will be very interesting and of course ROMANTIC!!

Keep writing because you are very gifted and you have a "fan club" awaiting your next book!

Love you,