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 books After She’s Gone and Sins of the Father (DI Matthew Adams thrillers Books 1 and 2) 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.
Do you fancy a peek at the video? The audio is awesome!
I’m super-pleased that the latest in the DI Matthew Adams series is now here! Already a Crime Thriller Hound Book of the Week, you can find out more about DEADLY INTENT on my books page. Meanwhile, I can’t resist showing off the video. 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!
In other news, I’m told my contemporary romance, The Rest of My Life, did exceptionally well in the WH Smith Travel Stores. Many thanks to those lovely people who bought it and posted photos up to prove it. Those brought a huge smile to my face!
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’m thrilled that Learning to Love, recently awarded a GOLD Award at Author Database, Books & Top Charts, is now available in WH Smith Travel stores. I really can’t thank Matt Bates, the WH Smith Travel Fiction Buyer, enough. He not only loved the book so much he took a quote from it, he’s put a quote in it! So very pleased. After many years writing, I now realise why I do it: because of people like you.
Am I allowed another thank you? THANK YOU everyone. I couldn’t do it without you. If you fancy a browse, you can find out a little more about my books on my ‘Books‘ page (don’t forget to check out the videos!). Please do feel free to contact me – I’d love to hear from you and am always happy to answer questions. You can also find me on Facebook or Twitter.