Sherry Jones is perhaps best known for her controversial debut novels, "The Jewel of Medina" and "The Sword of Medina," international best sellers about the life of A'isha bint Abi Bakr, the youngest wife of the Prophet Muhammad. Her new novel, "Four Sisters, All Queens" (Simon and Schuster/Gallery Books) tells of four sisters in 13th century Provence who became queens of France, England, Germany, and Italy –– a tale of love, lust, intrigue, and sibling rivalry on a royal scale. The e–novella prequel, "White Heart," tells of the formidable French "White Queen" Blanche de Castille's struggle to hold the throne against usurpers who thought that, being held by a woman, it would be easy pickings. They were very wrong.
When she's not working on her next book – about the famous 12th century French lovers Heloise and Abelard –– Sherry is traveling the world as a speaker on topics including free speech, Islam, the middle ages, and women's rights. In particular, Sherry aims to empower girls and women with her tales of extraordinary women in history.