Sherwood Smith

Sherwood Smith was a teacher for twenty years, teaching history, literature, drama, and dance. She writes science fiction and fantasy for adults and young readers.

Though known primarily as a fantasy writer, Sherwood and author Dave Trowbridge have collaborated on Exordium, a five-volume space opera.

Share

A Stranger to Command

A Stranger to Command by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-072-9

Vidanric Renselaeus, Marquis of Shevraeth, is a courtly, well-mannered teen coached in the noble art of dueling. Growing up in a court that on the surface seems civilized under an increasingly despotic king, he is sent by his father to the infamous military academy in Marloven Hess. He expects to be reading theories about statecraft, but finds that he is going to learn about military command from the inside–and finally, what it really means to be king.
Continue reading

Share

Crown Duel

Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-071-2

Sherwood Smith’s most popular young adult fantasy begins with Meliara and her brother vowing to free Remalna from an evil king. War is tougher than it seemed.

When Meliara is caught by the enemy commander, the elegant Marquis of Shevraeth, it’s escape or die. Afterward, Meliara faces a tougher challenge: the battlefield is no longer mud and steel, but palaces, the weapons manners and fans.

Toughest of all is courtship, when the one who catches her heart is an enemy.
Continue reading

Share

Senrid

Senrid by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-058-3

In this fantasy adventure preceding Stranger to Command, the kids on the good side are united in one thing: regarding Senrid as a villain.

So what do you do when you’re fifteen, supposedly king of one of the most powerful kingdoms in the world, but all you have on your side are wit, will, and maybe a few skills?

And what if the people you like best are your enemies, and your powerful uncle, the regent, wants to see you dead?

Continue reading

Share

Fleeing Peace

Fleeing Peace by Sherwood Smith

Liere and Senrid, the First Adventure
by Sherwood Smith
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-054-5

Siamis said, “Your young friend Liere is not going to enjoy the trap she’s walking into, I fear. But you figured that out, did you not? Why didn’t she listen to you?”

“To snap her fingers under your nose,” Senrid retorted.

“Irresistible.” Siamis smiled gently. “But it’s going to cost.”

Continue reading

Share

The Trouble with Kings

The Trouble with Kings by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-497-0

“With music you can tell the truth about human experience.”

 In this romantic fantasy set in the same world as Crown Duel, Flian is an ordinary princess who would rather be left with her music, but gets abducted not once, not twice–three times!
Continue reading

Share

Sasharia En Garde

Sasharia en Garde by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-546-5

When Sasha is taken to another world by a wicked King, her mother, Sun, goes after, because nobody messes with mom! A romantic fantasy set in the same world as Crown Duel.

Sasha’s mother, Sun, was once swept away by a real prince, but not to happily ever after.
Continue reading

Share

Wren to the Rescue

Wren to the Rescue by Sherwood Smith

Wren Series vol. 1
by Sherwood Smith
$3.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-102-3

All her life Wren has hoped for an adventure. Now she has one—with a kidnapped princess, a handsome prince, and a magician. What does it matter if the princess is only Tess, her best friend from the orphanage; if the prince is a youngest son with no chance of becoming king; and the magician is an apprentice?

Continue reading

Share

Wren’s Quest

Wren's Quest by Sherwood Smith

Wren Series vol. 2
by Sherwood Smith
$3.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-104-7

Wren thought she was an orphan. After discovering that she might have family, she spends her first vacation from Cantirmoor’s Magic School trying to find them. But her quest turns into a dangerous adventure, with robbers, guardsmen, and an angry sorcerer after her. And when her friend, young prince Connor Shaltar, begins to meddle with magic as well, things get entirely out of hand.

Continue reading

Share

Wren’s War

Wren's War by Sherwood Smith

Wren Series vol. 3
by Sherwood Smith
$3.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-107-8

When the evil Andreus’s hunger for power leads to war, Wren and her friends are thrust into the middle of the struggle. Teressa is heir to the throne, Tyron her chief magicmaker, and Prince Connor a reluctant warrior. As allies die and others disappear, they must put aside their feelings for one another if they are to defeat the sorcerous Andreus.
Continue reading

Share

Wren Journeymage

Wren Journeymage by Sherwood Smith

Wren Series vol. 4
by Sherwood Smith
$3.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-029-3

The first summer of peace brings Wren on her weekly visit to the young Queen Teressa, where she encounters the mocking, sinister Hawk Rhiscarlan riding in! Wren races to  warn Teressa, to discover he was invited. This causes the girls’ first argument.

Tyron gives Wren a chance to leave Meldreth by sending her on a new journeymage project, to find Connor on his wanderings.

Continue reading

Share

The Wren Omnibus

The Wren Omnibus by Sherwood Smith

The Wren Series: Books 1-4
by Sherwood Smith
$9.95 (Novel Omnibus) ISBN 978-1-61138-735-3

For the first time, all the award-winning Wren Adventures in one ebook format.

All her life Wren has hoped for an adventure. Now she has one – with a kidnapped princess, a handsome prince, and a magician. What does it matter if the princess is only Tess, her best friend from the orphanage; if the prince is a youngest son with no chance of becoming king; and the magician is an apprentice? Wren leads the other three over mountains and past killing spells, fighting battles along the way. But then she finds herself up against some shape-changing magic that may end her life as a human forever!

Now, for the first time, all four of Wren’s adventures in one ebook format. Includes WREN TO THE RESCUE, WREN’S QUEST, WREN’S WAR, and WREN JOURNEYMAGE.

Originally published by Jane Yolen Books, HBJ

Continue reading

Share

Lhind the Spy

Lhind the Spy by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-520-5
A BVC Original

In this sequel to Lhind the Thief, Lhind is once again on the run, not only from deadly enemies, but from the truth about who she really is.

In this sequel to Lhind the Thief, Lhind has gone from castoffs to silks, back alleys to palace halls–and is not having an easy time of it. That’s before she’s snatched by an angry prince she’d robbed twice, who is determined to turn her over to the enemy who frightens her most, the sinister Emperor Jardis Dhes-Andis.

Continue reading

Share

Barefoot Pirate

Barefoot Pirate by Sherwood Smith - Cover Image

by Sherwood Smith
$3.00 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-053-8

With two bossy older sisters, Joe doesn’t like girls. Nan doesn’t have any friends.

Joe and Nan would never have spoken if they hadn’t both reached for the same odd little book on a shelf in their favorite part of the library, the adventure stories.

They agree to share it… and discover not just a story, but a promise that magic is real, and that someone from another world is needed to break a spell.

Continue reading

Share

Rondo Allegro

Rondo Allegro by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-428-4

In Palermo, sixteen-year-old singer-in-training Anna Maria Ludovisi is married by her dying father to Captain Henry Duncannon, the Perennial Bachelor. Minutes after the wedding he sets sail.

The threat of French invasion causes Anna to flee to Paris. At the end of the Revolution, Napoleon Bonaparte is transforming France; Anna must transform herself into a professional singer in order to survive.
Continue reading

Share

Fair Winds and Homeward Sail

Fair Winds and Homeward Sail by Sherwood Smith

Sophy Croft’s Story
by Sherwood Smith
$2.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-555-7
A BVC Original

Sophy Croft, from Jane Austen’s Persuasion, gets her own story.

One of Jane Austen’s best-loved books is Persuasion, and of the characters in it, among the most popular are Sophy and Admiral Croft, dashing Frederick Wentworth’s sister and brother-in-law.
Continue reading

Share

Jane Austen After

Jane Austen After by Sherwood Smith

Three sequels and a fantasia
by Sherwood Smith
$2.95 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-556-4
A BVC Original

Three sequels to Jane Austen novels, and one fantasy story about Miss Austen herself.

Jane Austen herself, according to her family, used to speculate on the future of her characters.
Continue reading

Share

Over the Sea

Over the Sea by Sherwood Smith

CJ’s First Notebook
by Sherwood Smith
$2.50 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-044-6

When Sherwood Smith was eight years old, a girl named Clair walked into her dreams, bringing hints of a world where girls could adventure, live on their own, and best of all, didn’t have to grow up.

Clair traveled about looking for girls who needed a home. She even came to Earth, where she found CJ, who did not fit. CJ found herself not only taken to another world to live, but she became the princess — Clair’s “left hand splat.” One of her jobs as princess was to write down their records. Another was to serve as leader for the girls when Clair was busy learning to become queen.

Continue reading

Share

Mearsies Heili Bounces Back

Mearsies Heili Bounces Back by Sherwood Smith

CJ’s Second Notebook
by Sherwood Smith
$2.50 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-045-3

“I am Princess Cherene Jennet Sherwood of Mearsies Heili, hater of evil, foe to all villains, and wielder of the prune pie of justice!”

That’s how CJ Sherwood introduces herself when she lands into her craziest adventure yet. In this, the second volume of CJ’s records, she and her gang of friends gathered around the thirteen year old queen, Clair Sherwood, find themselves beset by magical spells and various villains. They still manage to have fun in the underground hideout in the middle of Mearsies Heili’s woodland.

Continue reading

Share

Poor World

Poor World by Sherwood Smith

CJ’s Fourth Notebook
by Sherwood Smith
$3.00 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-046-0

If you have a hankering to experience the prune pie of justice, ask CJ or her gang of girls if they want to Save the World.

The Mearsiean girls around thirteen-year-old Queen Clair prefer their villains silly, their throwing pies gloppy, and their adventures fun. But what happens when you’ve gained a reputation for successfully outwitting villains twice your age and experience?

Continue reading

Share

Hunt across Worlds

Hunt across Worlds by Sherwood Smith

CJ’s Sixth Notebook
by Sherwood Smith
$2.50 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-052-1

First written when Sherwood Smith was a teen, the series called CJ’s Notebooks feature a gang of girls around thirteen-year-old Queen Clair of Mearsies Heili. The M girls, as they come to be known, prefer their villains silly, their throwing pies gloppy, and their adventures fun. But villains don’t ask first if the girls want to be dragged into dangerous escapades, so they’ve had more than their share.

Continue reading

Share

Hostage

Hostage by Sherwood Smith and Rachel Manija Brown

The Change Series: Book Two
by Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-471-0

Welcome back to Las Anclas, a frontier town in the post-apocalyptic Wild West. In Las Anclas, the skull-faced sheriff possesses superhuman strength, the doctor can speed up time, and the squirrels can teleport sandwiches out of your hands.

In book one, Stranger, teenage prospector Ross Juarez stumbled into town half-dead, bringing with him a precious artifact, a power no one has ever had before, and a whole lot of trouble—including an invasion by Voske, the king of Gold Point. The town defeated Voske’s army, with the deciding blow struck by Ross, but at a great cost.
Continue reading

Share

Rebel

Rebel: The Change Book 3 by Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith

The Change Series: Book Three
by Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-567-0
A BVC Original

Welcome back to Las Anclas, a frontier town in the post-apocalyptic Wild West. In this perilous landscape, a schoolboy can create earthquakes, poisonous cloud vipers flock in the desert skies, and the beaches are stalked by giant mind-controlling lobsters.
Continue reading

Share

The Phoenix in Flight

The Phoenix in Flight by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge

Exordium – Book 1
by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge
$3.95
(Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-059-0

Smith and Trowbridge describe the flavor of their five-book space opera Exordium as a cross between Star Wars and Dangerous Liaisons with a touch of the Three Stooges. With its fast-moving blend of humor and horror, of high-tech skiffy and the deep places of the human heart, The Phoenix in Flight launches the reader into a complex, multi-layered universe as Brandon nyr-Arkad, dissolute youngest son of the ruler of the Thousand Suns, abandons the life of Service planned for him and flees into the lawless Rift.

Continue reading

Share