Fact: Sherrilyn Kenyon is a prolific author.
She told us as much over the phone as she answered our burning questions about her daily life, favorite books, and what she’s most looking forward to in 2019. If she’s up, she’s writing.
For those of you who may not know her (yet), she’s the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of many paranormal book series, but it most known for the Dark-Hunter, The League, and the Silent Swans series.
It’s worth noting that Sherrilyn has undergone some difficulties in her personal life, which she addresses in her blog. The news is circulating the publication world.
It was clear from speaking with Sherrilyn though, that writing and her sons are her life’s work.
You’re a very prolific author – churning out drafts in a matter of weeks sometimes. What’s the shortest amount of time it’s ever taken you to write a book?
SK: 2-3 weeks
What’s the longest amount of time you’ve ever spent writing a book?
SK: Decades. I started writing Born in Night when I was eleven years old.
What is your favorite thing to snack on while writing?
SK: I don’t snack, I work! If I’m up, I’m writing.
You assemble some pretty awesome soundtracks for your books – do you have a favorite singer/band?
SK: I’m very flexible. I used to be a DJ. Punk and heavy metal. My kids just can’t figure out my musical taste. I like everything. They have yet to figure me out!
What’s your favorite book that you read in 2018?
SK: Lights Out Lucy by Elicia Hyder
What book are you most looking forward to reading in 2019?
SK: My son’s book – no title yet!
What’s your favorite film of all time?
SK: It changes all the time, but right now, Aquaman! They did not sacrifice storytelling for special effects. See it in 3D!
Favorite non-writing activity?
SK: Being with my kids. Playing board games with them.
How do you unwind after a long day of writing?
SK: I sit in my chair until I collapse! If my kids are here I spend time with them.
What are some of the craziest fan encounters you’ve ever had?
SK: The first time I ever saw a Darkhunter tattoo was weird. A girl comes up to me and is like “Hey, I’ve got something to show you.” starts undoing her pants. It was on her hip!
Stygian by Sherrilyn Kenyon out now!
Born before man recorded time, I lived for thousands of years believing myself to be something I’m not.
Someone I’m not.
Lied to and betrayed by gods, Daimons and Dark-Hunters, I’ve struggled to find my way in a world where I’ve been cursed since the moment I was prematurely ripped from my mother and planted into the womb of an innocent woman who thought me her son.
Trained as a slayer and predator, I learned to fit in and stay low. To become a tool for evil. Until I was sent to kill the one woman I couldn’t. My hesitation cost her her life.
Or so I thought. In an act of betrayal that makes all the others pale in comparison, I’ve learned that this world is an illusion and that my Phoebe still lives.
Now I will have to travel into the very pits of Hades to try and save her, even as everyone around me attempts to steal what little soul I have left. There’s only one person at my back and I’m not sure I can trust her either, for she was born of an enemy race. Yet sometimes the road to redemption is one that singes us to our very core. And if I fail to find the answers I need to save Phoebe, more than just my wife will die.
We will lose the world. Both human and Daimon.