Sherry Thomas - Finely Wrought Stories...with an EdgeGo to Young Adult

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Sherry Thomas

Sherry Thomas is one of the most acclaimed romance authors working today. Her books regularly receive starred reviews from trade publications and are frequently found on best-of-the-year lists. She is also a two-time winner of Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA® Award.

English is Sherry's second language—she has come a long way from the days when she made her laborious way through Rosemary Roger's Sweet Savage Love with an English-Chinese dictionary. She enjoys digging down to the emotional core of stories. And when she is not writing, she thinks about the zen and zaniness of her profession, plays computer games with her sons, and reads as many fabulous books as she can find.

Sherry’s next book, THE BURNING SKY, volume one of her young adult fantasy trilogy, will be available fall 2013.

Author photo by the lovely and talented Jennifer Sparks Harriman at Sparks Studio.


What is Sherry currently working on?

November 20, 2012: With the summer of novellas behind her, Sherry is concentrating on book 2 of her young adult fantasy trilogy. And she will be readying her next historical romance for publication in the fall of 2013.

When are Sherry's new books coming out?

THE BURNING SKY, book 1 of Sherry's young adult fantasy trilogy--think reverse-Harry Potter meets the Matrix--will be available fall 2013. And so will Sherry's next historical romance, THE IDEAL GENTLEMAN. (The title, however, is almost certain to be changed.)

Who are Sherry's editors?

Donna Bray of Balzer+Bray is Sherry's YA editor. Wendy McCurdy at Berkley is Sherry's current romance editor. Sherry's first four romances were edited by Caitlin Alexander, formerly of Bantam Books. Caitlin is now a freelance editor and you can find out about her services here.

MIDNIGHT SCANDALS is edited by Robin Harders. THE BRIDE OF LARKSPEAR is edited by Tiffany Yates Martin of

Who is Sherry's agent?

The brilliant Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary Agency. If you are a writer, you should read her blog. Edited to add: The world of social media changes fast and Kristin isn't blogging as frequently as she used to. But you can find her insights and updates on Facebook.

Who designs and maintains this website?

This website is designed and coded by Frauke Spanuth of Croco Designs. Sherry does the upkeep herself. Mistakes and broken links should be brought to her attention

Did Sherry mean to set up Michael's story by having Leo calling on Verity at the end of NOT QUITE A HUSBAND?

Sherry would like to write Michael's story at some point, but as she has no idea what his story is yet, that was not her intention at all.

In fact, her only intention for the inclusion of the visit was to set up the scene that followed, one of the most critical scenes in the entire book, in her opinion, the one with Bryony and Leo in their old house, facing all their old demons. It was no doubt due to time pressure and lack of sleep, but at that time, having Leo be somewhere in the neighborhood on unrelated business seemed the best way to bring it about. :-)

And here are some interviews in which Sherry was asked real questions. :-)

Elsewhere Sherry

Sherry occasionally guest-blogs at fine and worthy romance blogs around theses internets. Here is a compendium of her guest posts.