Sherry Joyce is romantic suspense author, who enjoys that genre as well as mystery and crime writing. Her debut novel, THE DORDOGNE DECEPTION, is based in the Dordogne, Perigord region of Southwestern France, Bordeaux, San Francisco, England and Switzerland. Before Sherry wrote the novel, she spent a significant part of her pre-retirement business career as editor-in-chief for several high-tech company newsletters. Retiring as Vice President of Human Resources in 2000, she founded SJDESIGNS INTERIORS, and continues residential and light commercial interior design work on a part-time basis for custom builders and clients in the Bay Area, El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Carmel Valley and Dallas, Texas.
She has written articles for several publications, with work published in GENTRY, BUILDER ARCHITECT, NATIONAL KITCHEN AND BATH, and coffee table books on interior design. Her design work has frequently been featured as an award-winning designer with articles published by the Interior Design Society, NKBA and ASID. Her work is featured in a college textbook, THE FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERIOR DESIGN. Currently, she is a feature writer for BEHIND THE GATES magazine, serving Serrano, El Dorado Hills, CA. A story about the value of adopting a senior dog will be the opening chapter of a new book called THE SPARTACUS PROJECT, soon to be released by the Westie Rescue of Orange County, CA.
Renting a castle in 2005 with her husband and their friends, she was writing postcards in the top floor of a turret when lightning struck, blowing out the power with the force of a huge explosion. This experience was the incentive to “pay attention” and turn the frenzy of the terror she experienced into a contemporary romantic suspense novel. Having traveled widely through France, England and Switzerland, and having lived in the Bay Area for more than 30 years, IN 2013 she focused on writing a novel which had been a life-long passion. She and her husband Jim and their West Highland terriers moved to El Dorado Hills in 2009. Frequently a featured speaker at book clubs and Library events in and around the Sacramento and Placerville area, she is at work on her second novel, while endless plots swirl in her head when she hits the pillow at night. Do all writers sleep less, or not at all? http://www.sherryjoyce.com/