• From the award-winning author of the controversial international bestseller The Jewel of Medina, a historical novel that chronicles the lives of four sisters, all daughters of Beatrice of Provence—all of whom became queens in medieval Europe.

    When Beatrice of Savoy, countess of Provence, sends her four beautiful, accomplished daughters to become queens, she admonishes them: Family comes first. As a result...READ MORE

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Censored! The Banning of My Books

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It’s Banned Books Week! Did you know my first novel, THE JEWEL OF MEDINA, has been banned in several countries including Malaysia and, when I went there in 2011, Egypt? Why? Because I wrote about the Prophet Muhammad and his … Continue reading

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“The Jewel of Medina”: Censorship, Islam, and the Historical Fiction Way

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WHEN DO WE START BURNING BOOKS? Posted on March 2, 2013by colinfalconer Here’s a question for you: what kind of books should we burn? Mein Kampf? The Satanic Verses? Harry Potter? (Yes, it’s happened.) I have just finished reading The Jewel of Medina,  Sherry Jones’ best-selling … Continue reading

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What ‘The Innocence of Muslims’ and THE JEWEL OF MEDINA Have in Common

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That attack last month on the Libyan consulate and the terrible murder of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens? The riots and demonstrations against the anti-Islam video “The Innocence of Muslims?” It’s exactly what the higher-ups at Random House feared would happen … Continue reading

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Courage, Islam, the West, and THE JEWEL OF MEDINA

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I remember the moment I discovered A’isha bint Abi Bakr, the youngest wife of the Prophet Muhammad. I found her in a book on women in Islam that I read after 9/11, when many of us were learning for the … Continue reading

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A’isha Still Inspires Me

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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 … Continue reading

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Passion: More Than Just Play

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In 52 years of marriage,Vladimir Nabokov wrote hundreds of love letters to his wife, Vera. This I find touching, even moving. But surprising? Hardly. Nabokov was a writer, after all, and no doubt he expressed himself most perfectly via the … Continue reading

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Out with the Old, In with the New

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I’ve been working the equivalent of two jobs lately: Trying to get the word out that “The Sword of Medina,” the sequel to “The Jewel of Medina” has been published, and writing the partial manuscript and outline for my new … Continue reading

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Coco and A'isha: Women Who Aspire, Inspire

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Given in marriage at the tender age of nine to her father’s best friend, the Prophet Muhammad, A’isha relied on her intelligence and her wit many times to overcome the obstacles women faced in 7th-century Arabia. “Coco Before Chanel” shows us how, 13 centuries later, women still had to scheme and fight to achieve their fullest potential. This remains true for many women throughout the world today. Continue reading

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The only thing we have to fear

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Every time Muslim terrorists kill, and every time they’re arrested on U.S. soil, the risk increases that we will repeat history and let hatred overrule our reason. Continue reading

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Frantic, fabulous touring!

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Dear Reader, Traveling to foreign countries, being on TV and the radio, it all sounds so glamorous! And it is … but it’s also very hard work. I arrived in Stockholm at about 4 p.m., to greet my publisher Shadi … Continue reading

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