Bio: Sheryl Wright is an aboriginal Faith Keeper in the Longhouse tradition, and author of several nonfiction books. Her fiction includes the award winning military thrillers: Contrary Warriors, Blood Legacy, and Carved in Ice. She has two new romances set for release from Bella Books: Don’t Let Go and Stay With Me.
A native of Toronto, she studied aviation at the American Flyers Academy in Florida, also completing an Electrical Engineering degree. Her flight experience includes Canadian Airlines, NorOntair, Bearskin Airlines, and Her Majesty’s Canadian Armed Forces, in which she served as both a member and an officer.
Today she lives in Whitby, Ontario with her partner, their rescued Rottweiler, and a six-toed cat who dreams of space (and squirrels).
Genre: Military Thrillers, Guide Books, Aviation Manuals, and Lesbian Fiction
It’s 2004 and the western world is desperate for real evidence of Iran’s nuclear intentions. With the accuracy of intelligence gathering under deep scrutiny, both the CIA and MI6 are ordered to deliver indisputable evidence and call on their joint taskforce, the Special Operations Executive. Tori Braithwaite, the SOE Commander, balks at the preposterous plan the CIA has dropped in her lap, although sending a team to Iran as First Nations cultural ambassadors is tempting! First task, evaluate the psychological readiness of the proposed team leader, Cleo Deseronto, a retired RCAF pilot, but before she’s named to lead the SOE’s band of Mohawk’s, Braithwaite will put her to the test.
When Cleo lands at London’s Heathrow, she’s looking forward to delivering a lecture and catching-up with old friends, not being detained and accused of trafficking! Cooling her heals in a holding room, she realizes there’s more at stake, but when she learns that her estranged cousin and US Marine, Bo Commanda has joined the team, old tensions ignite. Uneasily pitted together, Deseronto and Commanda must quell the demons of their joint upbringing, to orchestrate a profile-raising around-the-world air tour as cover for their surveillance mission. Now, they will race a vintage airplane from the heart of Indian country, over the North Pole and straight on to Tehran. The simple and well planned operation should be a breeze, if Cleo wasn’t falling for the enigmatic SOE Commander, and Bo wasn’t doing everything in her power to undermine Cleo’s confidence and question Braithwaite’s intentions.
This modern spin on American OSS and Commonwealth SOE operations, sets three women warriors on a fateful collision course with an old-time CIA handler, the changing dynamics of today’s cultural norms, and the politics of being women in the good old game called Intelligence! The guiding principles that distinguish the USA, the United Kingdom, and Canada, are thoughtfully inter-woven, introducing the First Nations, the question of loyalty, and issues such as Gays in the military. Warning: This fast paced romp through the secret world of western spy craft, comes with high-flying adventures, mysterious players, secret locations, and the rallying cry…“Leave no man, or woman, behind!”
It’s been one year since SOE agent Cleo Deseronto escaped torture at a CIA black site, but life isn’t getting any easier. On a simple mission to notify a senator of his daughter’s death, Cleo and her stalwart cousin Bo are drawn into the web of spymaster Hank Darien. It’s a conspiracy that threatens to alter the future of the civilized world, and trying to stop it might just make Cleo and Bo the most wanted women in America.
The second volume in the Contrary Warriors series, Legacy of Deception combines the breathless pace of an espionage thriller with a rock-and-roll, alt-culture sensibility. A proud Mohawk woman, Cleo’s abilities as a pilot, engineer and strategist would make her the equal of any challenge, if it weren’t for the one thing she doesn’t understand: people. Luckily, Bo’s got her back, whether that means acting as confidante, bodyguard or sharpshooter. No matter what your age, gender or background, you’ll find something of who you are, and who you want to be, in these iconic characters.
With an international cast of secret agents, soldiers and some of the most badass women ever committed to the page, Legacy of Deception is the perfect read if you’re looking for a little more bite in your fiction.
Look for the exciting conclusion to the Contrary Warriors Trilogy: Coming October 2016!
Unemployed university professor Tyler Marsh is pounding the pavement looking for a job. Disillusioned with academia, she’s aiming for an analyst’s spot in the private sector but after a year of rejections based on her over-qualification, she’s dumbed down her resume in a desperate attempt to get her foot in the door somewhere—anywhere! When Buffalo’s leading marine engineering firm offers her a low-level placement as a personal assistant, she’s sure it can’t get any worse, until she meets the woman she will be working for.
Chief Innovation Officer and wounded veteran Georgie DiNamico doesn’t want an assistant or anyone else bothering her. She has her work, her dog, and her nightmares to keep her company. Heir-apparent to her family’s engineering firm, a head injury suffered in Afghanistan has left her feeling too broken for anything except her work.
Georgie has no use for the helper that her family insists she hire. But when Tyler’s resume lands on her desk, along with a company background check listing the advanced degrees she omitted, Georgie sees an opportunity to add a researcher to her R&D team.
Tyler quickly realizes Georgie is not the damaged goods everyone sees. Thoughtful, forthcoming, and generous is Tyler’s first impression of her would-be boss and it alleviates much of her trepidation. The outrageous salary and benefits help too, but working with the woman the family sees as shattered looks like the least of her challenges. She recognizes something special in Georgie DiNamico, garnering trust, loyalty, and something more…something Tyler hasn’t thought about for a very, very long time.
Stay With Me
Coming in 2017
Four women are about to embark on an emotional voyage that will be the ultimate test of love and loyalty.
Despite dealing with family dynamics that can be one tent short of a circus, the future looks bright for Tyler Marsh and Georgie DiNamico. Deeply in love, the two are also deeply committed to the success of the DiNamico-Phipps firm of DynaTech, a leading marine engineering firm headquartered in Buffalo, NY. Georgie’s steady recovery from the head injury she suffered in Afghanistan and the company’s survival from a hostile takeover attempt, means the couple can finally concentrate on planning their wedding. Or so they thought, until an unseen event propels their relationship into turbulent waters.
Lori Phipps, the President of the company’s Dyna Craft Yachts division is a master boatbuilder – and a master player when it comes to loving women. Until she crosses paths with someone unlike anyone she’s ever met before. Unfortunately, Lori’s past is
about to catch up with her in the very slinky form of a not-so- casual hook-up.
STAY WITH ME is the stunning follow up to Sheryl Wright’s popular romance, DON’T LET GO.
Awards: Florida Book Festival 2016, Winner for LGBT Fiction
Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Winner
Gold, War & Military (Adult Fiction)
Memberships: Royal Canadian Air Force Association
Golden Crown Literary Society