My guest today is Sherry Jones, an American journalist and the internationally best selling author of the controversial The Jewel of Medina and other historical fiction novels about women’s power. She is also a speaker on issues including women’s rights, free speech, and Islamophobia. Her novels explore the obstacles women have long faced in reaching their highest potential in a patriarchal world.
Sherry became the center of a national controversy in the summer of 2008 after Random House cancelled publication of her historical novel, The Jewel of Medina about Aisha, a wife of the Prophet Muhammad. Historical novelist, Colin Falconer, recently interviewed Sherry on her experience in his blog post If you write that, I’ll kill you.
What or who inspired you to first write?
What period of history particularly inspires or interests you? Why?
Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons – Les Amours d’Heloise et D’Abielard by Jean Vignaud 1819