Sherry Jones

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Sherry Jones is an American journalist and internationally best selling author of the controversial "The Jewel of Medina" and other historical fiction novels about women's power. She is also a speaker on issues including women's rights, free speech, and Islamophobia.

Her forthcoming novel, JOSEPHINE BAKER'S LAST DANCE, features as its protagonist the 20th-century African-American entertainer Josephine Baker, who was born in the slums of St. Louis, made her fame on the Paris stage at 19, worked as a spy during WWII, and became an important civil rights activist in the United States. A comedian, nude dancer, chanteuse, opera diva, and film star, she was the
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Sherry Jones My next novel is about the world-famous African-American entertainer Josephine Baker, who went to Paris at age 19 and took the city by storm. She live…moreMy next novel is about the world-famous African-American entertainer Josephine Baker, who went to Paris at age 19 and took the city by storm. She lived such a fascinating life, freewheeling and wild and so full of love, yet she suffered such heartache when life denied her the one thing she wanted most. She went on to become a courageoua war hero, awarded the French medal of honor, and one of the U.S.'s first outspoken desegregationists, even sacrificing her career for the cause!(less)
Sherry Jones Marguerite, the sister striving to achieve under the unrelenting thumb of her jealous mother-in-law, was the most difficult to write. How to portray h…moreMarguerite, the sister striving to achieve under the unrelenting thumb of her jealous mother-in-law, was the most difficult to write. How to portray her sympathetically? Even historians haven't been kind to her, calling her weak, manipulative, etc., but i saw her as very courageous. My decision to take her down the Nile just after childbirth to negotiate her husband's releaae with the Egyptian queen Shajar-al-Din did the trick, I think, and Beatrice's memory of her blugeoning a crocodile with an oar.

Speaking of Beatrice, she was the most enjoyable to write. As the bratty baby of the family, she took on a snarky tone and developed a ruthlessness that made me laugh. I rubbed my hands with glee whenever it was her turn in the story, eager to unleaah my inner bitch!(less)
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As we wrap up Women’s History Month, I reflect on the difference the heroines in my novels have made in the world they lived in and today, including in my own life.





From A’isha bint Abi Bakr, the youngest wife of the Prophet Muhammad and protagonist of my novels The Jewel of Medina and The Sword of Medina, to the four amazing sisters from

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“...but I realized now that love was more than a feeling. Love was something you did for another person...”
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“How many times in life have I been advised to "toe the line," to "tone it down," to stop "pushing the envelope"? As a journalist, I had to keep my opinions to myself for 30 years. I thought that, as an artist, I'd have the liberty to express my views. Now I'm told that doing so might hurt my readership.

I'm so idealistic, as I said elsewhere on FB today, that I think people ought to read my books because they're good. Period.”
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“Trying to forge my own destiny had nearly destroyed me, but his love held the power to heal.”
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Sherry The online magazine PopSugar lists The Sharp Hook of Love: A Novel of Heloise and Abelard as one of its MUST READ books in October! Others include new books by Chuck Palaniuk and Nora Roberts. :)

http://www.popsugar.com/love/Best-Boo...


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Sherry Come and take a sneak peek at my forthcoming novel The Sharp Hook of Love: A Novel of Heloise and Abelard! Come to my website, http://www.authorsherryjones.com/swag, and enter your name for early chapters of the novel Mrs. Poe author Lynn Cullen calls “a sensual journey into twelfth century Paris” and “an unforgettable, compelling tale about enduring love." It’s my gift to my friends and fans — enjoy!


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Sherry The Goodreads Giveaway of The Sharp Hook of Love is ending! The greatest love story of all time, and true -- you don't want to miss it. Ends in 3 HOURS! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1....


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Sherry Do you know about the giveaway contest going on right now of my forthcoming novel, The Sharp Hook of Love: A Novel of Heloise and Abelard? Come over to http://authorsherryjones.com/swag to enter until Aug. 7, when I'll announce the winners. One free, signed copy of my new book a month in advance of the Oct. 6 publication date. Enter today!


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Sherry Ginger wrote: "Really, Sherry? How did this not happen sooner? Oh, because I'm oblivious! That's how. Thanks for remedying my oversight! Nerp!"

It's great to see you here, Ginger! Let's talk books!


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Ginger Myrick Really, Sherry? How did this not happen sooner? Oh, because I'm oblivious! That's how. Thanks for remedying my oversight! Nerp!


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Sherry Asna wrote: "Hi Sherry,i want to know whether your book"FOUR SISTERS ALL QUEENS"is published in India or not becoz i'm looking for it from days....reply soon!!!"

Asna, I don't have an Indian publisher but I think it's available in English there. I'll ask my U.S. editor and let you know.

All best,

Sherry


I am Dangerous Hi Sherry,i want to know whether your book"FOUR SISTERS ALL QUEENS"is published in India or not becoz i'm looking for it from days....reply soon!!!


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Sherry Hazel, thanks for accepting my request! I was so glad to find you, and the History Buffs.


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Sherry Jade wrote: "Hi Sherry, thank you for the friendship. I am a huge fan of historical fiction so I will keep an eye out for your books :)
I hope you will check out my book of poetry 'Silver Threads' if you have t..."


Jade, I <3 poetry! I would love to read "Silver Threads." :)


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Hazel West Hi Sherry, thanks for the invite, I look forward to discussing books with you =) Glad you joined "History Buffs United" as well!


message 19: by Jade

Jade Kennedy Hi Sherry, thank you for the friendship. I am a huge fan of historical fiction so I will keep an eye out for your books :)
I hope you will check out my book of poetry 'Silver Threads' if you have time.

Thanks again
Jade x


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Sherry Graeme wrote: "Hi Sherry, Thank you kindly for your friendship :-) Couldn't quite match the content of your email, however am more than happy to know you. Alas could not enter your book giveaway as only for US re..."

Graeme, thank you for writing! I'm very pleased to make your acquaintance. My book will be sold in English all over the world, so I hope you'll take the chance to give it a read. These four sisters kicked a**! ;)


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Graeme Stokes Hi Sherry, Thank you kindly for your friendship :-) Couldn't quite match the content of your email, however am more than happy to know you. Alas could not enter your book giveaway as only for US residents. Small price to pay for friendship... have a relaxing day.


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Sherry Catherine wrote: "Thanks for your friend request; I can't wait to read Four Sisters!"

Thank you, Catherine! My e-novella/prequel to Four Sisters, All Queens debuts tomorrow (April 3) and includes the prologue and first chapter of the novel. It's titled WHITE HEART and it's $1.99, published by Simon & Schuster, and it's about Blanche de Castille, the snarky White Queen of France. I hope you enjoy it! And thanks for being my friend here.


Catherine Thanks for your friend request; I can't wait to read Four Sisters!


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Sherry Simon wrote: "Thanks for looking me up, Sherry."

Thanks for accepting me as a friend here, Simon!


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Simon Thanks for looking me up, Sherry.


message 12: by Sherry

Sherry Friends, please check out my new Simon & Schuster author page! It includes answers to fun questions including, "What do you regret most?" I'm still pinching myself to see myself included on the list of authors. Wow.

http://authors.simonandschuster.com/S...


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Sherry Debra wrote: "Thanks much for friending me! I'm looking forward to the publication of Four Sisters."

Thank you, Debra! I am so reveling in the deliciousness of anticipation. I hope everyone else loves it at least as much as I. These four women were remarkable in every way.


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Debra Brown Thanks much for friending me! I'm looking forward to the publication of Four Sisters.


Sherry Orsolya wrote: "Thank you so much for the kind words and friend request! I am honored :)"

Orsolya, the honor is mine! And the pleasure of talking books with you. I am looking forward to it. Thank you for accepting my friend request.


Orsolya Thank you so much for the kind words and friend request! I am honored :)


Sherry Want a sneak preview of my forthcoming novel, Four Sisters, All Queens? Here I am on YouTube, reading from five pages: http://www.youtube.com/user/authorshe...


Sherry Melita wrote: "Thank u SHerry for ur friendship here on Gr ;-)"


Thank you, Melita! I look forward to talking books with you.


Sherry Dear Friends,

"The Jewel of Medina" has been nominated as a "Best Break Out Novel" here on Goodreads. If you're so inclined, please vote for it. Thank you!

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/10...

Sherry Jones


Sherry Arya, your blog is enchanting! ;)


Paige (Arya) Thanks for adding me as a friend, Sherry!

~Arya
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Sherry Islam, that is terrific! Thanks for letting me know. I hope you enjoy it. Warm regards to you.


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Islam Dear sherry
I won a copy of your book" The Sword Of Medina" from Book Trib, and i was very happy, it's nice i have a book of yours, i will read it in the coming period, thanx a lot for this special edition
my best wishes


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