Sherwood Smith

Writer of fantasy, historical romance, and science fiction


Writer stuff:


Thank you to those who write asking about the rest of The Rise of the Alliance arc. The books are already written, just clogged at the publisher bottleneck.

Working on a completely new project, unrelated to anything else, as an experiment: THE PHOENIX FEATHER will be coming out serially starting June, through Patreon and Royal Road. It will also come out in book form this summer. Right now it stands at three books, though the story might be longer. Here is the Patreon link for readers who would like to see the project now.

Once that project runs through, I’ll start running the bottlenecked books in the Sartorias-deles series.

Book stuff:

The third and last Lhind book, Lhind the Firebird, was a May 2020 release. AndI recovered the rights to SPY PRINCESS, which got a thorough editing. The new edition came out the first of September, 2020.

Besides Time of Daughters I and II, also out, Lily and Crown, a novella about Colend’s origin story. Of course it has a masquerade central, because Colend.

Being one of the many authors who have no skill (or budget) for marketing, I am grateful for word of mouth from readers. Here is a review that pretty much made my year.

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, unless you sign up for the version that talks about various of my published books. (Those letters go out every six weeks or so, not a bombardment.)


with writer Francesca Forrest, about Lhind, and villains

Henry Herz

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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