Sherrilyn Kenyon has had multiple #1 bestsellers in all genres!
All of her new releases since 2003 have been New York Times bestsellers.
Sherrilyn is a direct descendant of Williams Shakespeare? AND William the Conqueror? Her 33rd great-grandfather is Rollo, Duke of Normandy, making William her 27th great-grandfather.
Thousands of fans sport tattoos of symbols and images from Kenyon’s works.
Dozens of her fans have had her sign their bodies and then return with her autograph tattooed over a series symbol.
Fans drive an average of 4.2 hours to attend one of her signings, and arrive as soon as the store opens, even though most signings don’t begin until the evening.
Sherrilyn will not leave a signing until she’s had a chance to meet every fan and sign whatever they’ve brought. She’s been known to sign books for fans (after the store closed) in parking lots and on sidewalks.
Kenyon’s Acheron spent 10 months on bestseller lists, including 5 months prior to release, where it listed based on preorders alone.
Her website has more than 100 MILLION hits per year.
When the new SherrilynKenyon.com site was launched on 7/14/11, her eager fans crashed it in less than 30 seconds (her site was and is hosted on a high capacity, dedicated server).
At a recent Comic Con San Diego, Kenyon was so swamped by fans that Marines were sent in to move her out of her booth to the celebrity autographing area.
Sherrilyn has over 80 million books in print in over 100 countries.
Her Menyons come from all walks of life. Her readers include men and women. Her oldest fan to come to a signing was 102 and the youngest was a 2 week old infant named for her characters (unless you count the women who have come to signings while in labor).
Fans routinely fly in or drive from other countries to attend Kenyon’s events.
Fans (male and female) routinely come to her signings dressed as characters from her series.
In 2008, one fan paid over $2000 in a charity auction to have an appearance in Acheron. Another fan paid even more in the same auction just to be mentioned in the dedication.
Coming from all over the world, over 1600 people attended the launch for Acheron in Nashville, TN on the Tuesday night it was first released. Her signing lasted for almost 10 hours.
Over 2200 fans attended the launch for Styxx in Atlanta, GA. Her signing lasted until dawn.
Kenyon was once kidnapped by overeager fans who were desperate for details about her series.
Kenyon has hit the top of the New York Times list in the following categories: Hardcover, Trade, Mass Market, Manga, Graphic Novels, Young Adult Hardcover and Young Adult Trade.
Fans from all over the world have paid her the ultimate honor of naming their children after characters from her series.
Sherrilyn was the first author to make a truly interactive web site for her fans that featured blogs by the characters, character interviews, profiles and chats.
Fans routinely skip school and work so that they can read her latest release the day it comes out.