Cheryl Sawyer is the author of seven historical novels published in several languages by major publishers. Endeavour Press have released three digital editions of her work so far, and two new novels are due in 2015 and 2016: Farewell Cavaliers and The King’s Shadow. With The Winter Prince, these will complete her 17th-century trilogy Terror & Awe: England’s Revolution.
Cheryl always complements her meticulous historical studies with research in the places where her stories are set. During her long career as a publisher she selected fiction and non-fiction lists for Australian companies, but it was her time living and working in Europe that first stimulated her to write historical novels. The period she returns to most often is the eighteenth century: her recent novel, Murder at Cirey, longlisted by the American Library in Paris for their 2015 Book Award, is set in 1735 in the picturesque Champagne region. She currently lives in a seaside town north of Sydney, writing full-time and maintaining the blog Free Literary Mentor on www.cherylhingley.com.