Sherrilyn 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 Sherrilyn’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 MySherrilyn.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, Sherrilyn 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 Sherrilyn’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.
Sherrilyn was once kidnapped by overeager fans who were desperate for details about her series.
Sherrilyn 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.
Sherrilyn attended the University of Georgia in Athens.
Sherrilyn attended Georgia State University.
Sherrilyn was a member of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority in college.
Sherrilyn attended Georgia College and received an alumni award from them.
Sherrilyn attended Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi.
Sherrilyn taught at Mississippi College for Women in Columbus, Mississippi.
Sherrilyn graduated from North Clayton High School in Riverdale, Georgia.
Sherrilyn has lived in Richmond, Virginia, Milledgeville, Georgia, New Orleans, Nashville, Peachtree City, Georgia, Franklin, Tennessee, Spring Hill, Tennessee, Jackson, Mississippi, Starkville, Mississippi, Columbus, Mississippi and Columbus, Georgia.
How Are Events Scheduled & Tour Locations Decided?
Sherri has no control over where her publishers send her. She makes requests, but at the end of the day, it's up to them where she goes for tours, and the location of stores. As a rule, they pick larger cities that are centrally located to give as many fans as possible the ability to come see her. They try to be fair and we're sorry that Sherri can't go to every city every year.
If you want Sherri to come to your town in the US and Canada, please contact your local store, and tell them that you'd love to meet her. If they get enough requests, they'll talk to her publishers, and with luck, they'll send her there next tour.
If you live outside of the US, the best thing to do is contact her publisher in your country. Again, if they get enough requests, then they will bring her there to tour.
Events are decided in conjunction with Sherri and her publishers. Sometimes they book the events, but most of the time, it's Sherri's assistant Kim, who is the keeper of the master schedule, who sets events.
How it works is the committee in charge of the event such as DragonCon, Comic-Con and conferences, decide who they want to speak. They contact Kim and if the date's available, she books Sherri for it. If you'd like her to attend an event, then please contact those in charge of the event to see if they'd like to invite her to the event to speak.
Sherri does tour outside of the US, and she has had signings in all states except Hawaii and Alaska. Countries she's visited: Canada, Mexico, UK, Australia, Antigua, Puerto Rico, and Germany.
Thanks so much for understanding. Sherrilyn really appreciates your support and hopes to meet you soon.
Can’t Make An Event?
If you would like to have a book autographed and can't make one of our events, call the store where Sherri will be. They will gladly get her to sign it to you and then mail it to you. Or, you can either send for an autographed bookplate or you can mail the book to her. Please include a SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) or for International readers International Reply Coupons to cover the price of return postage to your home. Please remember if Sherri is on the road touring or at an event, she won't be home to sign your book when it arrives. But she'll be sure and sign it as soon as she returns.
Send the books to: Sherrilyn Kenyon 1029 Peachtree Pkwy N Ste 369 Peachtree City, GA 30269
Signing Policies & Etiquette
Sherri's signing policy for store signings and events is that she'll sign anything not a check. The one thing we do ask it is that if it's a really large crowd, please only have her sign three items in addition to whatever you're buying at the event (we don't want the other fans to hurt you, LOL). If you're willing to wait to the end of the signing, Sherri will be more than willing to sign whatever you bring. Photos are also fine, so please feel free to bring your camera.
If you're at an event, and you have to leave before you get a chance to have your item signed, please let Dianna, Kim or whoever is there with Sherri know before you leave. We don't want anyone going home empty-handed after they've waited in line.
**Please be aware that sometimes stores or event coordinators will have a different signing policy in place. Please check with them before the event to make sure you're aware of their individual policies. Thanks!