Sherwood Smith

Writer of fantasy, historical romance, and science fiction


Writer stuff:

Autumn 2021

Thank you to those who write asking about the rest of The Rise of the Alliance arc. The rest of the arc will come out in December and early next year. In the meantime you can read a chapter a day on my Patreon for three bucks a month.

Working on a completely new project, as a pandemic sanity-saver experiment: THE PHOENIX FEATHER is also running on Patreon. The first book came out in book form August 31st, the second mid-October, the third right after New Year’s, the fourth soon after–assuming the writing goes as fast as the first three have.

There is an interview about this project that came out mid-September from Fiction Fans Podcast.

This was meant to be “all the cool stuff” I have been addicted to in Asian historical and fantasy dramas over the past six years, while I immersed in Chinese history and language. When I discovered the xuanhuan form–fantasy that blithely combines mythic and historical elements not just from Chinese history but from all over the world, I gave in to the images and let it write itself. 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.


Marketing stuff:

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.)


An interview at the Milford Writers’ site.

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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