Welcome to my writing world.
I’m Sheryl Browne, published author of edgy contemporary romance and psychological thriller. So why write in two genres? To quote E. L. Doctorow, “Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights …” This I think sums up a writer’s journey, you never quite know where you are going until you get there. I do start my books with an outline but inevitably the characters divert from the plot. If I’m not quite sure where they’re going, I simply have to trust them to show me. Plus, according to one reviewer, I have a scary insight into the mind of a psychopath. Thank you Rachel at Rachel’s Random Reads. I’m flattered … I think.
My recently published thrillers After She’s Gone, Sins of the Father and Deadly Intent (Books 1,2 and 3 in the DI Matthew Adams series, published with Choc Lit) are getting fantastic feedback and gathering some excellent reviews. Here’s one from an Amazon Reader that made me smile. “I absolutely loved the book. It is hard, emotional, disgusting but oh so beautiful.” How fab is that? Did I mention how indebted I am to readers and reviewers? Thank you so much, els ebraert, and also Alison Daughtrey-Drew and Shell Baker for making After She’s Gone one of their TOP Reads.
Fancy a peek at my latest video? The audio is awesome!
I can’t resist showing off the fab video for DEADLY INTENT. The voice over by Alan Bainbridge at voxjunction.co.uk is truly superb. Gritty, gravelly and scary! I’d have been hard-pushed to do that myself. Check it out below. I’d love to know what you think.
Huge thanks, Alan! Massive thanks also to former Senior Police Detective Stuart Gibbon at GIB Consultancy for his fabulous advice on Police actions and procedures. Stuart thinks the books are gripping, rollercoaster reads. I do hope he’s right! You can find out more about Deadly Intent – which I’m super-pleased made Crime Thriller Hound’s Book of the Week! – on my books page.
My latest contemporary romance, Learning to Love, is also getting some fabulous reviews. Thank you again to all those lovely people who have taken the time to leave a comment. Every single one helps a book to fly! I can’t resist another little share of a snippet from a review by Anne Williams, an Amazon Top 500 reviewer, which I absolutely adore. Thank you so much, Anne. For me, writing is all about the characters. So very pleased.
I have some exciting news coming soon regarding my next thriller! Meanwhile, please feel free to have a browse. You can find more information about all of my books on my ‘Books‘ page (don’t forget to check out the videos!) and please do feel free to contact me. I’m always happy to answer questions and would love to hear from you.
Keep safe all.