Five ‘Middlebrow’ Writers, One Excellent Blog

I am so delighted with the blog Mirabile Dictu‘s review of FOUR SISTERS, ALL QUEENS that I’ve copied it to share with you here. I first learned about this blog, which used to be called Frisbee: A Book Journal, from Trish Hoard, my good friend whom I met when she edited THE SWORD OF MEDINA […]

A’isha Still Inspires Me

Here is the speech I gave on Sept. 11, 2012, at the Spokane Coeur d’Alene Woman Magazine Luncheon: “Moments,” I once wrote, “are the hinges on which the doors of the human universe swing.” I’m here to tell you about some of mine. I remember the moment I discovered A’isha bint Abi Bakr, the youngest […]

Help! My Character Wants to Kill Me

Have I created a monster? Last night, Blanche de Castille – the White Queen of France and the evil mother-in-law in my forthcoming novel “Four Sisters, All Queens” – tried to kill me. I don’t recall what I did to offend her. Nothing much, probably. I mean, look what happens to Marguerite, the oldest of […]

Queens and Elephants

Dear Reader, I have two goodies to share with you today! First of all, my forthcoming novel, “Four Sisters, All Queens,” made a world premiere last week when I read five of my favorite pages during the Flying Pig Reading Series here in Spokane. I’ve included the link to the video for your viewing pleasure:Sherry […]

My Story: Finding Power Within

Dear Reader, Every writer, it’s said, has a single story to tell — and tells it over and over again. A’isha bint Abi Bakr, the most famous and influential woman in Islam, inspired me to write about her life in my novels “The Jewel of Medina” and “The Sword of Medina.” Now that I’m at […]