Sherwood Smith

Writer of fantasy, historical romance, and science fiction

Author: Sherwood Smith


Writer status:

I am on the East Coast, preparatory to the writers’ workshop Viable Paradise on Martha’s Vineyard. I look forward to this trip all year long (and save for it all year long!) as I extended it in both directions to be gone a month. That’s usually a month away from Southern California’s heat and fire season, to be spent in areas that might see rain and cool weather. And of course the leaves!

This year for the first time I will be seeing them in their true colors, as over the summer I had cataract surgery–when they did my right eye, and I went out onto my patio to look at my tiny garden, the colors of the geraniums were not all pale pink as I’d thought, they were purple and mauve and rose, and I began crying from the sweet pain of such intense beauty.

I don’t plan to go caterwauling up and down the East Coast, but I do look forward to the loveliness of Vermont, and then the bustle of New York City, where I can wander all day, delighting in everything.

Publication status:

Out this month, Time of Daughters, a two volume story, takes place roughly a century after the Inda story ends.. Book Two will appear on 3 December.

Also out, Lily and Crown, a novella giving Colend’s origin story. Of course it has a masquerade central, because Colend.

The Wren series is now together in ebook form.

Being one of the many authors who have no skill (or budget) for marketing, I am grateful for word of mouth from readers. Lately this wonderful review came to my attention. It feels so good to have years of hard work acknowledged and appreciated by someone I’ve never met and am unlikely to ever meet, but even more wonderful is the suggestion of influence.

I’m trying to learn how to do newsletters. If you’re interested in receiving one when I have something coming out, sign up here to be notified. I promise I will only send one out when I have actual news.


with writer Francesca Forrest, about Lhind, and villains

Henry Herz

Nerdy Book Reviews


Book View Cafe

Why I link my books here whenever I can

BVC (which offers its e-books in mobi and epub formats) was formed by a bunch of writers as a cooperative publishing effort. Books offered cross all genres, from science fiction to romance to historical to mainstream. We function as editors, copyeditors, formatters, cover artists, and site maintainers. We offer both reprints (currently in e-form, but we’re looking at print options) and new books. 95% of the proceeds go to the authors! That means that the author actually earns most of the money you pay, instead of publishers and big venues like Amazon, B&N, and iTunes.

Here is our latest offering, and this is my bookshelf.

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