February 2, 2014 » While Sherry has been buried under deadlines, THE LUCKIEST LADY IN LONDON has been out hustling. The title persuaded Shueisha Creative INC to acquire Japanese rights, wheedled Tantor Media into offering for the audio rights, and somehow emerged as a reviewers' favorite at All About Romance.
February 2, 2014 » Slovensky Spisovatel will publish NOT QUITE A HUSBAND in Slovakian.
November 20, 2013 » THE LUCKIEST LADY IN LONDON has been named to the Best Romances of 2013 list by both Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews. THE BURNING SKY, not to be outdone, made the Texas state reading list for high schools.
October 3, 2013 » Great reviews continue to roll in for Sherry's 2013 releases. The Horn Book declares THE BURNING SKY a book that “will keep readers eagerly turning pages” and Publishers Weekly has given THE LUCKIEST LADY IN LONDON a coveted starred review.
August 12, 2013 » Gaea Publishing acquires complex Chinese rights to THE BURNING SKY.
July 30, 2013 » Mondadori Milan acquires Italian rights to the Fitzhugh trilogy. Pegasus Yayinlari gobbles Turkish rights to THE BURNING SKY.
July 23, 2013 » Headline Eternal has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to The Fitzhugh Trilogy and Shery’s next two upcoming historical romances. Which means that for readers in the UK and the Commonwealth, ebooks for THE LUCKIEST LADY IN LONDON should be available the same time it is released in the States. No more delays, yes!
March 19, 2013 » Sherry’s novella A DANCE IN MOONLIGHT, originally part of the MIDNIGHT SCANDALS anthology, will become available as a standalone next week. And did you know, three of Sherry’s titles are available as audiobooks, with two more to come this year? Put them on your music device and they are perfect for your drive or for folding laundry. :-) Here are links for Private Arrangements, Delicious, and Beguiling the Beauty.
January 1, 2013 » Happy New Year! There will be new books coming from Sherry, a redesign for the site, and of course, awesome book cover reveals. Wish everyone a safe, healthy, and vibrant 2013. May it be the year of your heart's wishes.
December 30, 2012 » Every December since 2006 has been consumed with writing, for some reason—Sherry really must realign her deadlines one of those days. Why not have stuff come due in February instead? (Oh, right, stuff will be. And in March too. Which is why Sherry must remain on her toes in December.) :-) And which is why she forgot to mention a couple of guest blogs she'd done this month, a Christmas short-short at Not Another Romance Blog and a practical guide on emotional motifs at diary of a(n accidental) housewife.
December 7, 2012 » Pustaka Zahra acquires Bahasa Indonesian rights to the Fitzhugh Trilogy. Yay!
December 5, 2012 » Editora Planeta acquires Spanish rights to the Fitzhugh Trilogy. Huzzah!
November 30, 2012 » Sherry guestblogs at Writers in the Storm on the effective use of details to create emotions.
November 6, 2012 » Hara-Shobo Co. acquires Japanese rights to BEGUILING THE BEAUTY. Yay!
September 25, 2012 » AST Publishing acquires Russian rights to the Fitzhugh Trilogy. Woot!
June 12, 2012 » J'ai Lu acquires French rights to the Fitzhugh trilogy. Woot!
June 4, 2012 » RAVISHING THE HEIRESS will be featured in the July 30th issue of Woman's World Magazine, in the "You Deserve The Best" column as Best Romance Novel.
May 15, 2012 » BEGUILING THE BEAUTY receives a starred review from Booklist.
May 7, 2012 » Recorded Books will produce the entire Fitzhugh Trilogy as audio books. As an audio book lover, Sherry is on cloud nine.
April 30, 2012 » For readers outside North America, Sherry's first two books are now available on Kindle.
April 27, 2012 » Kaewkarn Publishing House acquires Thai rights to the Fitzhugh Trilogy.
April 9, 2012 » RAVISHING THE HEIRESS will be a July featured alternate at Rhapsody, Doubleday, and BOMC2 Book Clubs.
April 4, 2012 » Library Journal awards BEGUILING THE BEAUTY a starred review and praises the book as "tender, discerning, and lushly romantic."
March 29, 2012 » The complex Chinese edition of NOT QUITE A HUSBAND has been voted by Taiwanese romance lovers at Western (as in western civilization) Romance Novel Study Group as their Best Historical Romance of 2011. Thank you WRN. Sherry is thrilled and honored.
March 22, 2012 » BEGUILING THE BEAUTY is a RT Top Pick for the month of May.
January 31, 2012 » BEGUILING THE BEAUTY will be a featured alternate at Rhapsody, Doubleday, and BOMC2 Book Clubs.
December 7, 2011 » Slovensky spisovatel acquires Slovakian rights to HIS AT NIGHT.
October 3, 2011 » Quinta Essencia acquires Portuguese rights to HIS AT NIGHT.
July 1, 2011 » HIS AT NIGHT wins the RITA for Best Historical Romance of 2011. That's two RITAs in two years. Sherry is bowled over by the honor.
March 22, 2011 » Cora Verlag acquires German rights to HIS AT NIGHT.
August 2, 2011 » P.A.G.E.S. Media acquires Vietnamese rights to PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS.
December 6, 2010 » NOT QUITE A HUSBAND and PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS both made the All About Romance Top 100 Romances 2010 poll, the first time the poll has been held since Sherry's debut. Sherry is thrilled, especially about NOT QUITE A HUSBAND coming in at #18.
October 26, 2010 » J'ai Lu has acquired French rights to HIS AT NIGHT. Mais oui!
September 30, 2010 » Quinta Essencia/Casa das Letras acquires Portuguese (Portugal) rights to PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS. Yay!
October 6, 2010 » Kaewkarn Publishing House acquires Thai rights to HIS AT NIGHT. Very cool.
September 15, 2010 » Sherry has been named by BookList as one of the rising stars of historical romance. Thank you, BookList.
August 20, 2010 » Futami Shobo acquires Japanese rights to NOT QUITE A HUSBAND. Huzzah!
June 15, 2010 » New York Times bestselling author and one of Sherry's idols, Loretta Chase, compliments Sherry on her "distinctive, powerful voice." That's like being told by Angelina Jolie that one has luscious lips! Needless to say, Sherry is overcome.
June 15, 2010 » It's been quite a week for foreign-rights sales. Lin Pai acquires complex Chinese rights to NOT QUITE A HUSBAND. Pustaka Zahra acquires Bahasa Indonesian rights to DELICIOUS, NOT QUITE A HUSBAND, and HIS AT NIGHT. And AST Russia acquires Russian rights to NOT QUITE A HUSBAND and HIS AT NIGHT. Sherry is very, very grateful to her readers all around the world.
June 14, 2010 » Library Journal gave HIS AT NIGHT a starred review, calling it "another unforgettable winner." Thank you, LJ.
April 26, 2010 » The first review of HIS AT NIGHT is in! 4 1/2 stars and a TOP PICK from Romantic Times. As if that isn't nice enough, RT goes on to say, "Thomas doesn't just enhance the genre, she enriches it with her intelligent characters, brilliant dialogue, innovative plot twists and amazing love stories. Reading her novels is a rare treat—an insight into the hearts and minds of all who dream." Yes, funny that you should ask. Sherry does indeed have a big smile on her face.
February 22, 2010 » Reviewer Lea Hensley of All About Romance has named PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS her favorite romance audiobook of 2009. Have you tried one of Sherry's audiobooks yet? They are available as MP3 downloads and in cassette and CD formats at many public libraries. Narrator Virginia Leishman is simply marvelous.
February 9, 2010 » The results of the All About Romance 2009 Readers' Poll are in, and NOT QUITE A HUSBAND has not been overlooked: Best Historical Romance Set outside the UK, Biggest Tearjerker, and Honorable Mentions for Best Romance of the Year and Best Heroine. Hooray for the little book that could!
February 1, 2010 » J'ai Lu acquires French rights to DELICIOUS. Mais oui!
December 22, 2009 » The reviewers at Dear Author announced their Top 100 Romances and all three of Sherry's books made it. Sherry is especially thrilled to see DELICIOUS, which has a special place in her heart, coming in at #10, surrounded by classics of the genre she cherishes and reveres.
December 17, 2009 » Fun news! Sherry has contributed a short story to Heartwild Solitaire Classic, a free, romance-themed solitaire game from Orchid Games. Click here to read her story—plus those contributed by six other romance authors—and have some fun playing solitaire, of course.
December 8, 2009 » Kaewkarn Publishing House acquires Thai rights to PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS.
December 8, 2009 » NOT QUITE A HUSBAND has been nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award in the Innovative Historical Romance category.
November 3, 2009 » Quinta Essencia/Casa das Letras acquires Portuguese (Portugal) rights to DELICIOUS. Yay!
September 27, 2009 » HIS AT NIGHT has an official release date: May 25, 2010.
September 2, 2009 » Pustaka Zahra acquires Bahasa Indonesian rights to PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS.
August 20, 2009 » J'ai Lu acquires French rights to NOT QUITE A HUSBAND. Sherry does happy dance.
August 3, 2009 » Sherry's next book has a title: HIS AT NIGHT. And a tentative release date: August 2010. And there is much rejoicing in the land. :-)
June 17, 2009 » Kaewkarn Publishing House acquires Thai rights to NOT QUITE A HUSBAND.
April 27, 2009 » Sherry gets a fun mention in Publishers Weekly.
April 24, 2009 » PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS is Fresh Fiction's Fresh Pick of the Day.
March 31, 2009 » Sherry is featured at Italian romance blog Rosa is for Romance.
February 23, 2009 » The All About Romance 13th Annual Reader Poll results are in. And Sherry has been honored as the Best Debut Author of 2008. She is beyond grateful to the AAR community.
February 16, 2009 » Plaza acquires Spanish rights to DELICIOUS.
February 7, 2009 » AST Publishers snags Russian rights to DELICIOUS. Who says good taste is dead? :-)
January 26, 2009 » PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS is top-picked once and honorable-mentioned twice by All About Romance reviewers in their Best of 2008 roundup. Sherry is very grateful to Sandy, Lisa, and Lea and extends hearty congratulations to Joanna Bourne, who won the reviewers' poll. Click here and here to read about all the picks.
December 15, 2008 » DELICIOUS is a Library Journal Best Book of 2008.
December 11, 2008 » Romance B(u)y the Book has named PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS one of its two Best Historical Romances of 2008.
December 6, 2008 » A little birdie told Sherry that PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS has been nominated for a Romantic Times 2008 Best Historical Debut award.
November 3, 2008 » PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS is a Publishers Weekly 2008 Best of the Year book. It is one of only five mass market books to receive that recognition. W00t!!11!!
October 30, 2008 » Bantam plans to reissue both DELICIOUS and PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS to coincide with the release of NOT QUITE A HUSBAND.
August 17, 2008 » Sherry doesn't know how it happened but DELICIOUS is a local fiction bestseller (#3, no less) in the Austin American-Statesman!
July 29, 2008 » DELICIOUS hits stores and is today's Fresh Pick by FreshFiction.com
July 24, 2008 » Both DELICIOUS and PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS sell to Slovenia. They will be published by AVRORA AS. Sherry is beginning to consider learning a Slavic language. :-)
July 17, 2008 » Both DELICIOUS and PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS sell to Japan. They will be published by Softbank Creative. Sherry is on cloud nine, especially as this is the first foreign rights sale for DELICIOUS.
July 15, 2008 » DELICIOUS will receive a starred review in Library Journal.
June 25, 2008 » DELICIOUS is a RT Featured Top Pick for August
June 19, 2008 » Bantam Books has licensed audio rights to both PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS and DELICIOUS to Recorded Books. Sherry is very excited about this. She hopes the books will be read in a posh British accent—Hugh Laurie, maybe. A girl can dream, can't she?
June 16, 2008 » DELICIOUS has been reviewed in PW and they couldn't have said nicer things about it.
June 2, 2008 » Sherry is named Bantam's hottest new author in Publishers Weekly's cover story on Romance.
June 1, 2008 » A signed ARC of DELICIOUS auctioned for $305 at Brenda Novak's Fourth Online Auction for Diabetes Research.
April 17, 2008 » First bit of news on DELICIOUS! It has been selected as a Featured Alternate for the Rhapsody and Doubleday Book Club.
March 24, 2008 » Sherry happily agrees to write two more historical romances for Bantam. The first of these as of yet untitled books will be scheduled for release in the summer of 2009.
March 20, 2008 » Sherry has been invited to participate in the Levy/Meijer book tour scheduled for Sep 19-21, 2008. Five cities, nine Meijer locations, major weight gain and probably no sleep at all. She can't wait! Read author Jacquie D'Alessandro's account of her 2006 experience with the Levy book tour.
March 13, 2008 » PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS has been selected as a Featured Alternate for the Rhapsody and Doubleday Book Club.
March 4, 2008 » PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS sells to France. It will be published by J'ai Lu, the French romance powerhouse. Sherry is pretty certain that when she was an exchange student in Aix-en-Provence, she'd bought a J'ai Lu Judith McNaught translation from the Monoprix on Cour Mirabeau. Needless to say, she is thrilled: For once she'd be able to read a foreign edition of her book, rather than simply admire it on the shelf.
January 15, 2008 » PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS receives a starred review in Library Journal. That entirely estimable publication kindly praises Sherry as "a writer to watch."
January 10, 2008 » PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS receives a starred review in Publishers Weekly! That most distinguished publication brands PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS "a superior debut."
November 30, 2007 » PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS sells to Spain. It will be published by Plaza(a division of Random House Mondadori).
November 14, 2007 » PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS sells to Germany. It will be published by Cora Verlag. (ETA: Sherry is tickled to find out that CORA is Harlequin Germany. So she is a Harlequin author now: That gives her a legit excuse to crash the Harlequin party at RWA Nationals next time.)
March 15, 2007 » PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS sells to Russia—Sherry's first foreign rights sale! She is henceforth an AST Publishers author.
July 23, 2013 » The revamped website is live. Much gratitude to Croco Designs, as always.
June 20, 2013 » Oh boy, it has been a long time, hasn't it, since Sherry last posted any updates? Her general uncommunicativeness really shines on this website and her blog. Across all social media platforms, in fact. :-) She did put up the new cover for THE BURNING SKY, which you can see to the right. In about ten days or so, she will post an excerpt for THE LUCKIEST LADY IN LONDON. And of course, this site should get a facelift some point during the summer.
January 18, 2013 » A two-chapter excerpt from THE BURNING SKY has been posted.
August 7, 2012 » Finally got around to posting some new foreign covers, one of NQAH and three of HAN.
January 12, 2012 » With the hacker attack at the beginning of the year—not directed specifically at this site, thankfully—and the subsequent server migration, Sherry has been scrambling to recreate and reload content. (That will teach her to not have back-ups!) But finally the excerpts for BEGUILING THE BEAUTY and RAVISHING THE HEIRESS up.)
January 2, 2012 » Site hacked to start the year. But all is not lost, only must replace index pages. Too bad they have not been backed up since switched to updating pages directly in control panel. That'll teach Sherry to be so careless. What else? Site is now available in French. And put in new newsletter subscription to MadMimi.
August 16, 2011 » Darn. Had to remove all the newsletter subscription links as newsletter hosting service closed its doors.
January 19, 2011 » Willkommen auf der deutschen Homepage von Sherry Thomas.
May 12, 2010 » Uploaded the Spanish pocket edition cover of PA and added links for Portuguese D, Indonesian PA, and of course, pocket edition Spanish PA. Sherry derives a special satisfaction from hunting down those links.
May 11, 2010 » Good Lord, the release date of HAN is breathing down Sherry's neck. She hurriedly updated HIS AT NIGHT page so there is something under every category—not much, but something. Also put up appearance list on homepage.
March 20, 2010 » Aha, not much is happening. So Sherry updated her travel schedule for the year. :-)
January 31, 2010 » Sherry has uploaded her February newsletter, featuring the lovely and talented Kristan Higgins. The Japanese DELICIOUS cover is also up, along with a link. It's always fun for Sherry to hunt down those links. :-) The Japanese title for DELICIOUS is A TEMPTING DINNER, by the way, quite fitting.
January 6, 2010 » In case you are thinking of reading NOT QUITE A HUSBAND for your romance book club, Sherry has posted a list of discussion questions she compiled for a book club which did just that last October.
October 23, 2009 » The cover pics for HIS AT NIGHT have been updated to reflect the final cover. And now the German PA cover is up too.
October 1, 2009 » Added purchase links to Chapters and Book Depository. And PA link finally up at J'ai Lu so added it.
September 28, 2009 » Lots of updating, just because the preliminary cover for HIS AT NIGHT has come in. It is available at Amazon and Random House for preorder, still waiting for links to show up at B&N, Borders, and IndieBound.
September 15, 2009 » Finally updated the site page. While lying in bed one night, Sherry suddenly realized that the site page still had the story of her mighty struggle with html and css to get the prior version of the website going. Well, that would never do as she never lifted a finger for the current version—readers might get the mistaken impression that she knew something about php! The credit for the design and implementation of the current website goes completely to Frauke Spanuth of CrocoDesigns. Sherry only does updating and maintenance, for which her meager html knowledge suffices. :-)
September 10, 2009 » French PA covered added. Again mattering to no one but herself, but Sherry is quite happy to have tracked down a publisher's link for Japanese PA. Now the frame around the Japanese PA cover can disappear nicely while the mouse hovers around it. :-)
June 30, 2009 » Sherry posts her July newsletter, featuring the sublime Meredith Duran in celebration of Meredith's upcoming back-to-back releases.
June 19, 2009 » Half a dozen reviews for NOT QUITE A HUSBAND have been added, including a coveted Desert Isle Keeper review from All About Romance and a review from Racy Romance Review that is probably Sherry's all-time favorite.
May 19, 2009 » NOT QUITE A HUSBAND hits the shelves today! And Sherry has updated the NOT QUITE A HUSBAND page with everything you could possibly want to know about it. :-)
May 3, 2009 » Frauke Spanuth of CrocoDesigns has given Sherry's website a new look and some 21st century code. Thank you, Frauke!
February 11, 2009 » The DELICIOUS page has been updated with more than anyone ever wanted to know about the book. :-) Sherry hopes to do the same for NOT QUITE A HUSBAND and PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS in the near future.
January 28, 2009 » New snippet from NOT QUITE A HUSBAND on the homepage. Old snippet archived here.
January 19, 2009 » Sherry struggled with a two-column homepage layout when she was learning HTML and CSS. So it took a long time for her to bite the bullet and tinker with the code again. But she did and now she's pretty happy about the more informative and hopefully more interesting homepage. And the process wasn't even quite as horrible as she'd imagined it would be. Nothing to fear but fear itself.:-)
January 3, 2009 » The first giveaway of the new year is in place. Of course no one cares about this but Sherry, but she has put in some spambot protection vis-a-vis the contest entry form, and she is totally thrilled that she figured out how to do it as she is generally and overwhelmingly clueless about such things. :-)
December 1, 2008 » DELICIOUS reviews from Blue Moon added. New covers for the reissue of PA and D are now in various places on the website. And Sherry has moved the directory of her guest blog posts to the Meet Sherry page.
November 12, 2008 » DELICIOUS reviews from Chicago Tribune and The Romance Roundtable added. And Sherry has updated her bio to make it look more impressive than it really is. :-)
August 28, 2008 » The site is a-hum with updates today. One DELICIOUS review from Night Owl Romance has been added, along with the link to the LJ review at last. There is now one question and one answer in the FAQ. And most importantly now there is a page for NOT QUITE A HUSBAND, Sherry's summer 2009 release. (The cover is a just-for-fun mock-up, please don't use it anywhere or Sherry will die of embarrassment!)
August 13, 2008 » DELICIOUS reviews from Smart Bitches, TGTBTU, and Coffee Time Romance added. And now the Romance Review Today review has a link.
July 29, 2008 » DELICIOUS reviews from Dear Author and A Book Blogger's Diary added. And now the Romance Junkies review has a link.
July 21, 2008 » DELICIOUS reviews from Library Journal, The Romance Reader, and Romance Junkies added. But only the review from The Romance Reader has a link as of now; the other two are not online yet.
July 12, 2008 » Sophie Jordan contest added.
July 6, 2008 » Sherry's July 2008 newsletter has been uploaded.
July 4, 2008 » Romantic Times's review for DELICIOUS added.
June 18, 2008 » Stuff moved around a bit for a new look to get ready for DELICIOUS's release at the end of next months. Not quite finished yet.
May 13, 2008 » Four new PA reviews have been added, including one from the Chicago Tribune and Sherry's first Italian review.
April 15, 2008 » A PA review from Blue Moon, a French site, has been added.
April 3, 2008 » Reviews from Romance B(u)y the Book, Dear Author, The Good, The Bad, The Unread, and Romance Reviews Today have been added.
April 1, 2008 » An excerpt from Sherry's as-of-yet uncontracted novel HEART OF BLADE has been added.
March 24, 2008 » A book release contest has been added.
March 20, 2008 » Book signing information has been added.
March 18, 2008 » Link to Rendezvous The Romance Bookstore has been added. And now you can watch the book trailer for PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS from the homepage!
March 16, 2008 » Blurb from the Romantic Times review and link to TheRomanceReader.com review have been added. Order links to BN.com are now provided. And the furniture has been moved around some on the homepage.
March 11, 2008 » Lots of updates today.
- Sherry's March guest appearance schedule—otherwise known as Death by Publicity—has been added to the homepage.
- Link to Sherry's RT.com spotlight page has been added to the homepage.
- One more scene has been added to the DELICIOUS excerpt. Now the excerpt on the site matches the preview at the end of PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS.
- Links to Dear Author's and GoodBadUnread's reviews of PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS has beenadded.
- The printable booklist is now a page rather than a Word document.
- Sherry saw this darling visitor location tracker at Marjorie M. Liu's place and so she of course had to get one for herself. You can find it at the bottom of the homepage.
February 19, 2008 » Excerpt from DELICIOUS has been added.
February 19, 2008 » Link to AllAboutRomance's review of PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS has been added.
February 17, 2008 » Link to Sherry's interview with Library Journal has been added to the homepage.
February 17, 2008 » Link to Library Journal's review of PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS has been added, but be prepared to scroll down if you link through. Sherry couldn't find a place for a good internal link.