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USA Today-bestselling author Sherry Thomas decided years ago that her goal in life is to write every kind of book she enjoys reading. Thus far she has published romance, fantasy, mystery, young adult, and three books inspired by the martial arts epics she grew up devouring. Her books regularly receive starred reviews and best-of-the-year honors from trade publications, including such outlets as the New York Times and National Public Radio.

A Study in Scarlet Women, A Conspiracy in Belgravia, and The Hollow of Fear, the first three entries in her gender-bending Lady Sherlock historical mystery series, are all NPR best books of the year. The Magnolia Sword, her 2019 release, is the first young adult retelling of the original Ballad of Mulan i

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Sherry Thomas I will, but this doesn't mean I will sign any more contracts writing historicals--my next contract with Berkley is for historical mysteries.

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I will, but this doesn't mean I will sign any more contracts writing historicals--my next contract with Berkley is for historical mysteries.

The last eight historical romances I'd written--out of the nine published--had all been kind of under pretty intense time pressure. I'll admit, there were some plots I wasn't proud of--amnesia, anyone?--but used out of desperation because two characters and sexy banter do not a book make, damn it.

So I don't want to commit myself to writing historical romances ahead of time. I want them to come to me organically. There is this WWI novella already brewing in my head and I am kind of chomping at the bits to try it. We'll see how that goes.(less)
Sherry Thomas I have just this moment finished THE IMMORTAL SEA. It will be published October 13 of this year, iirc.
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“It doesn’t matter where I am; I’m yours.”
Sherry Thomas, Not Quite a Husband

“I’ve always loved you,” he said, his eyes a blue that was almost violet. “You know this.” She swallowed a lump in her throat. “I only wonder whether I deserve such devotion.”
“Sometimes people fall in love with those who do not return the same strength of feelings. It is as it is,” he said with a quiet intensity. “What I give, I give freely. You owe me nothing, not love, not friendship, not even obligation.”
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“Sometimes limbs must be re-broken to set properly, her heart too needed to shatter anew before it could truly heal.”
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message 23: by Sherry

Sherry Hi Cristina,

Thank you for the wonderful review.

We are looking for a new Spanish publisher so fingers closed at some point more of my books will be translated into Spanish.



Cristina Sherry, thank you for accepting my friend request!

I love all your books!

You have a lot of spanish fans!!! I'm one of them...

My review of His at Night is in spanish...

Any chance to read your recent books in Spanish?


message 21: by Sherry

Sherry Tanchanok wrote: "Hello Sherry!! ^^ I'm Thai Fan. I love ' Not Quite a Husband ' so much. It's touching book!!! Leo and Bryony is one of my favorite couples all the time. They are meant to be together. This book is ..."

Hi Tanchanok, Thank you so much!! So glad you enjoyed NQAH which has a special, special place in my heart.

message 20: by Pang

Pang ((♥ Book Paradise ♥)) Hello Sherry!! ^^ I'm Thai Fan. I love ' Not Quite a Husband ' so much. It's touching book!!! Leo and Bryony is one of my favorite couples all the time. They are meant to be together. This book is fantastic!! :' )

message 19: by Sherry

Sherry Smooches, Savannah!

Savannah Sherry, thank you for the friendship.

message 17: by Sherry

Sherry The pleasure is all mine, Melissa.

message 16: by Sherry

Sherry And hello from sunny and (now) cold Austin, Texas, Chryssa. :-)

message 15: by Chryssa

Chryssa Thank you for accepting my friend request!
Greetings from sunny (and now cold!)Greece!

message 14: by Sherry

I LOVED Leo and Bryony's story... just could not keep the book down... and when I finally did, I wished I had read it slowly !

NOT QUITE A HUSBAND is dear and near to my heart. So thank you!!!
And thank you for reading me.

message 13: by Neha

Neha I just realised you had accepted my friend request !! Thanks a lot !

I LOVED Leo and Bryony's story... just could not keep the book down... and when I finally did, I wished I had read it slowly !

Looking forward to the next book :)

message 12: by Sherry

Sherry Sangria3 wrote: "Thanks for your friendship, Sherry. :)"


message 11: by Sherry

Sherry Jenny Rebecca wrote: "I just looked up when your next book comes out. 2012!!! *starts smashing things* You're worth the wait. Sigh."


Think about how fast 2010 disappeared. 2012 will be here before you know it. :-)

And to everyone else who left comments,

I'm so sorry. I had no idea folks were leaving comments on my profile--until my husband changed the settings on GoodReads for new comments etc to show up in my inbox earlier this year. Thank you for all your kind words and happy reading!

Jenny Rebecca I just looked up when your next book comes out. 2012!!! *starts smashing things* You're worth the wait. Sigh.

message 9: by Lori

Lori Sherry,

Thank you for the add. I am a fan. The book cover is beautiful.

Have a great week.


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Sherry! LOVE the book classy and sensual. Thanks for being a friend. I'm a fan now, too.

Bradley Hello Sherry, thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

Dreamsbane of Tamalor by Bradley James Simpson

message 6: by Cam

Cam Thanks for the add! I've heard wonderful things about your novels and I think it's about time I read them lol

Jessica B I'm excited to be a part of your freinds list. I thought Private Arrangements was an excellent story and have your next two books on my to read list!

message 4: by Janie

Janie Pendleton Thank you for the warm invitation to join your friend's list. I'm a huge fan of historical romances. That is probably why I write them too..:) Good Luck with upcoming book. Each one like a mother's newborn coming to us from the birthing room!

Janie Pendleton, Novelist

Andrea Kulman Hi & thank you for being a friend on Good Reads.

message 2: by Ann

Ann Thank you for friending me! I'm definitely picking up 'Private Arrangements' next time I manage to get to a bookstore. (The horrors of living waaay out in the country)

Bobbie  Crawford Thanks for adding me Sherry :)
Your books look lovely and I'd enjoy reviewing them for you!

Have a great one,
Bobbie Crawford-McCoy

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