January 14, 2010

Author Sherrilyn Kenyon: Recognized as an Honored Member of Cambridge Who’s Who for Outstanding Achievements in Writing

The Cambridge Who’s Who selection committee carefully selects special honorees based on their accomplishments, academic achievement, leadership and service. Sherrilyn Kenyon, award winning author of the widely-acclaimed series Dark Hunter, Lords of Avalon and The League, has been recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who for exceptional work on her best-selling vampire, science-fiction, fantasy and romance novels.

Sherrilyn Kenyon’s journey to literary fame was not easy. After enduring economic and physical hardships and the passing of a family member, her ability to write was severely hindered. With great determination and the steadfast support of her husband and friends, her writing career took off with the signing of a three-book contract with Saint Martin’s Press. Kenyon published the novels from her Dark Hunter vampire series in 2001 launching her to a new level of success. The popularity of the Twilight and True Blood series is not surprising when one considers that Kenyon’s 19-book Dark Hunter vampire series (firmly based on Greek mythology) brought Kenyon international acclaim.

Sherrilyn Kenyon’s achievements include six #1 New York Times bestseller slots in just over a single year. Night Pleasures, Kenyon’s first book in the series, spent an impressive six weeks on a USA Today book list and was ranked sixth on Amazon.com nine months before its release date in February of 2002. The book has currently sold more than half a million copies worldwide. Over time, Kenyon’s other fantasy, horror and romance books series, The League and Lords of Avalon have sold countless copies, won a variety of literary awards and have given Kenyon an extensive national and international fan base. She has over 17 million books in print in over 30 countries.

Since she wrote her first novel at the age of seven Kenyon knew this was the path she was meant to follow. Her readers are male and female, from a wide spectrum of ages and come from all walks of life. Hundreds pay her tribute – adorned with tattoos of symbols and images from Kenyon’s work. But despite her success and popularity, Kenyon remains grounded and cherishes her family and friends first and foremost and remains deeply moved, encouraged and inspired by her readers. She is actively involved with the Autism Society of America and the American Cancer Society. Kenyon is a member of the Science Fiction Writers of America, the Horror Writers Association and Romance Writers of America. She received her Ph.D. in history from the University of Georgia.

For more information about Kenyon’s novels, go to http://www.sherrilynkenyon.com