Welcome to my writing world.
I’m Sheryl Browne, published author of edgy contemporary romance and psychological thrillers. 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 stories with my hero. If I’m not quite sure where he is going, I simply have to trust him to show me the way. Plus, according to a reviewer of my first thriller, I have a scary insight into the mind of a psychopath, serving up chilling and suspenseful tales. Thank you Rachel at Rachel’s Random Reads. I’m flattered … I think.
I’m super-pleased that my new thrillers in the Detective Inspector Matthew Adams series, After She’s Gone and Sins of the Father, are releasing in tandem in February 2017. I’m absolutely thrilled beyond words that After She’s Gone has been selected as a TOP 20 BEST READS OF 2016 at Chelle’s Book Reviews. Chelle’s verdict: “Well, well, well, first of all I have to say what a dark horse you are Sheryl Browne I wasn’t expecting that. This is a thriller with a capital T, seriously this story will grab you round the throat and not let you go.”
And Guess what? Ali the Dragon Slayer has selected the book as one of her FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2016! Ali says: “Oh where do I begin with this book other than to say WOW!! If you want the thrill ride of your life jump on & hold tight!”
Did I mention how indebted I am to readers and reviewers? Thank you so much, Ali and Chelle.
Huge 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 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, will be in the WH Smith Travel stores in time for Easter. 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 putting 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.