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Sherry Knowlton books


Beyond the Sunset: A Travel Memoir

Volume I: Adventures Outside My Comfort Zone

Publication Date:

September 13, 2022

Taking a brief hiatus from the Alexa Williams suspense series, Sherry's newest writing venture goes in an entirely new direction. She's written a two-volume travel memoir, with the first volume, Beyond the Sunset: Adventures Outside My Comfort Zone, to be released in mid-September.

In a series of essays and anecdotes, this memoir tells the story of a small-town Pennsylvania girl who stretched her horizons, tested her limits, and traveled all over the globe. Illuminated by stunning photos by Knowlton and her husband, Beyond the Sunset is a love letter to all those explorers with a nine to five job and a zest for travel.

Read the Award-winning Alexa Williams Suspense Series

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The Alexa Williams novel that started it all. An ethereal blonde sprawled by a mountain stream. Three young girls on a blanket in the woods. Decades separate the discovery of these dead bodies, but the lesson they offer is the same. Evil can lurk much closer than you'd ever imagine.

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In a tale of suspense that travels from Southcentral Pennsylvania to Africa to the iconic Woodstock Festival of 1969, Dead of Summer embroils Alexa Williams in the dangerous world of sex trafficking.

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Fracking. Political corruption. A dead Senator. A dying child. With Sherry Knowlton's trademark mix of feminism, history, romance and fast-paced thrills, Dead of Spring places Alexa Williams on a collision course with danger. Hang on for the ride.


Beyond the Sunset, a travel memoir -

Volume I: Adventures Outside My Comfort Zone

By Sherry Knowlton
Sunbury Press, Inc., $24.95, 184 pages, Format: Trade

Star Rating: 5 / 5


Beyond the Sunset Vol. 1 is a travel memoir presented by Sherry Knowlton. You may know her as the author of the Alexa Williams novel series. Having had the privilege of reading and loving one of these novels, entitled Dead on the Delta, I was immediately drawn to the book. I couldn't wait to learn more about Mrs. Knowlton's travels and adventures, especially those in Africa. The essays in this work provide readers with a glimpse into her background and her first forays into travel by way of camping and hiking in the United States. Before moving on to more exotic locations. It also gives some good advice and a fantastic array of memories and musings about the many exciting and far-flung locations visited over a lifetime of holidays. As she explains, early on, it was reading and literature that sparked an interest in learning more about people and places far from her home in Pennsylvania. And some of her favorite writers are mentioned throughout the book, giving readers a chance to discover or rediscover their works. To my mind, there was never a dull moment in this book. Whether recounting an unforgettable journey that took her to Woodstock for the famous music festival in the 1960s, where unfortunate circumstances resulted in missing the long-awaited performance by Jefferson Airplane, or trekking through Indian forests searching for elusive tigers, she recounts adventures with a flair and talent that made me feel almost like I was a part of the journey. I hadn't expected how much her stories would remind me of my own travels, which brought back fond memories long forgotten.

I especially loved her tales of all the people she encountered. The account of a scuffle that broke out while trying to view the famed Komodo dragons in Indonesia was memorable, as was her account of being charged by a rogue hippo in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. And I found the advice to give yourself an extra travel day a wise one. But the best advice was her motto of being prepared but relaxed. Enjoy the journey because you never know what you might discover. Whether you are an armchair traveler or one who seeks more adventure, Mrs. Knowlton's memoir is sure to impress. I can't wait to read volume two. She shows us how much we can learn if we open ourselves up to the wider world, which is out there to discover and experience.


Reviewed by Susan Miller

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A lighthearted outing uncovers a body … and a message.


A fear of terrorism ignites a small Pennsylvania town.


When Alexa Williams uncovers the shocking truth, she must race to save everyone she loves.

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Alexa Williams is about to spend four months conducting lion research in the African bush with her boyfriend Reese. She looks forward to witnessing the elemental life and death struggle of the wild, but she never imagines she’ll become one of the hunted on the remote Okavango Delta.

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Dead of Autumn, Dead of Summer, Dead of Spring, Dead of Winter, Dead on the Delta and Beyond the Sunset: a travel memoir by Sherry Knowlton can be purchased in print and Kindle edition at the following retailers:

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The books are also available at Whistlestop Bookshop, Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop, and most other online retailers and bookstores.