It's hard to believe I first met and interviewed author Sheryl Steines at Wizard World over 6 years ago. That interview can be found at On the Beat With Sheryl Steines.
Sheryl's first book, The Day of First Sun, had been published about a year prior and she was doing book promotion. The story features a magical murder of a non-magical princess. I admit, it really wasn't my usual choice for reading, but it sounded unique, the reviews were good and Sheryl showed so much passion for it.
I thoroughly enjoyed The Day of First Sun. It delivered as advertised. It was interesting and unique. It was like a fantasy detective novel. It balanced everything and kept me engrossed and not wanting to put it down. I couldn't wait to finish it, but I didn't want it to end. I was comforted thinking this would only be the first book in a series.
I followed Sheryl's progress via social media and her website. A couple years later, I saw a special post on her site. She discussed another book, Introvert to Sales Goddess. Her explanation is open, honest and appealed to my inner introvert. Despite being totally intrigued, somehow I never got around to buying that book. I will get that book.
At last summer's Lit Fest, I did pick up the much-anticipated follow-up to The Day of First Sun. which is Black Market (The Wizard Hall Chronicles Book 2). FBI Special Agent Jack Ramsey once again pulls Annie Pearce into a magical mystery. I intentionally went slow with this one, to make it last. It took me a few weeks, but I always looked forward to coming home and jumping back into the magical world Sheryl created.
I highly encourage everyone to check out Sheryl at SherylSteines.com. Along with info on her books, she updates it regularly. It is a regular stop during my websurfing.
Aside from being a talented, passionate and hard-working author, Sheryl is a real sweetheart. She has always made time to talk to me when we meet at various events. I do my best to promote creative folks like Sheryl, because they deserve more eyes on their work and publishing is so difficult these days. I also like to spread the word so more people can enjoy the tales she weaves. I have no doubt you will enjoy her work as much as I do.
Sheryl Steines and me in Chicago, IL-June 2017.