Sherry Jones

About me

Sherry Jones is the author of five published works of biographical fiction about women’s empowerment in a patriarchal world, the latest of which is THE SHARP HOOK OF LOVE, a novel of the famous 12th-century Parisian lovers Heloise and Abelard. Her previous books are WHITE HEART and FOUR SISTERS, ALL QUEENS, both tales of powerful women in 13th century Europe, and THE JEWEL OF MEDINA and THE SWORD OF MEDINA, about A’isha bint Abi Bakr, the youngest and favorite wife of the Muslim prophet Muhammad. She was also featured in the 2014 book TRUTHFUL FICTIONS, a book of interviews with American biographical fiction writers including Joyce Carol Oates, Anita Diamond, and Michael Cunningham, written by University of Minnesota Professor Michael Lackey (Bloomsbury). Sherry’s books have been published in 20 languages, and she has given speeches and panel presentations around the world on women in Islam and free speech. She lives in Spokane, Washington.

From my website

NaNoWriMo Authors, Quit Your Jobs!

Ah, the writer’s life!   As the author of five published historical fiction books including my latest, ┬áTHE SHARP HOOK OF LOVE, I seem to evoke a certain starry-eyed envy among would-be authors who dream of riches and days spent working at home in their smoking jackets. While I do…

Review Roundup: The Best Quotes from The Sharp Hook of Love | France Book Tours

What an exhilarating three-week blog tour for my new Abelard-and-Heloise novel, “The Sharp Hook of Love.” Check out these excerpts, compiled by tour organizer Emma:   ┬áTOUR QUOTATIONS Unshelfish The Sharp Hook of Love has been the best historical romance I have read this year, and I have been privileged…

Does Joyce Carol Oates Promote Her Books?

I really hate making everything all about me. On my social media sites, my friends and followers must be grinding their teeth in boredom right now, sick to death of hearing about my new book only two weeks after its release. But what’s an author to do? The number of…

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