Sherry's view sitting on the porch of their temporary winter residence in Bequia watching the sailboats and sipping tea.


Serengeti Plain, Tanzania
Serengeti Plain, Tanzania

Male lion on the Serengeti Plain of Tanzania.


Sherry's view sitting on the porch of their temporary winter residence in Bequia watching the sailboats and sipping tea.






Sherry Knowlton, award-winning author of the successful Alexa Williams suspense novels developed a lifelong passion for book as a child. She was that kid who would sneak a flashlight to bed at night so she could read beneath the covers. All the local librarians knew her by name. 

Now retired from executive positions in state government and the health insurance industry, Knowlton runs her own healthcare consulting business. The latest in the Alexa Williams series, Dead of Winter, will follow her novels, Dead of Autumn, Dead of Summer, and Dead of Spring.  When not traveling around the world, Knowlton and her husband, Mike, live in the mountains near Carlisle, PA.


Sherry's audience is casual to avid readers interested in fiction, mysteries, thrillers and suspense with an edge of romance.  Predominantly, women ages 30+ who enjoy contemporary fiction and a strong female lead. However, the books have a broad appeal and are enjoyed by male readers as well.


Sherry Knowlton's novels, Dead of Autumn and Dead of Summer, Dead of Spring and Dead of Winter (release February 19, 2019) are riveting works of suspense with themes ripped from today’s headlines. Capturing the distinct sense of place of their small-town Pennsylvania setting, the books incorporate social issues, history and romance. Danger seems to follow edgy female lead, Alexa Williams, guaranteeing a thrilling read in this contemporary suspense series.

Gayle Lynds on DEAD OF WINTER

New York Times best-selling author of The Assassins

“With riveting suspense and vivid details, Dead of Winter by Sherry Knowlton brings the towns and forests of Southcentral Pennsylvania to vivid life as cultures and beliefs clash in a searing tale of murder, love, and communal fear.  From flying drones to police investigations and legal wrangling, Dead of Winter will keep you guessing and glued raptly to your reading chair.” 

Steve Berry on DEAD OF SUMMER

New York Times and #1 International Bestselling Author

“Alexa Williams is a sassy, alpha-female heroine.  The plot is knotty, lots of will-she or won’t she, all woven into an intense battle of wits that heats up every page.  While reading, I could almost see the credits rolling for the movie." 

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Sherry Knowlton is available to speak at conferences as a keynote speaker or panelist, and as a presenter in smaller venues including bookstores and libraries.  She can also be an invaluable resource for the media.  Find more details here



Sherry Knowlton is a consummate professional.  From her decades as a top executive to her media-savvy foray into authorship, Sherry is a guaranteed good interview.  Find some sample questions and contact information here.


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