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.