© William Penman, Jr.
|15,147 (16,054)||471||1,098|| (4.18)||182||0|
- Here Be Dragons 2,250 copies, 53 reviews
- The Sunne in Splendour 2,104 copies, 63 reviews
- When Christ and His Saints Slept 1,775 copies, 57 reviews
- Falls the Shadow 1,364 copies, 25 reviews
- The Reckoning 1,203 copies, 18 reviews
- Time and Chance 1,154 copies, 39 reviews
- The Queen's Man 1,131 copies, 30 reviews
- Cruel as the Grave 890 copies, 9 reviews
- Devil's Brood 819 copies, 37 reviews
- Dragon's Lair 737 copies, 13 reviews
- Lionheart 716 copies, 51 reviews
- Prince of Darkness 585 copies, 13 reviews
- A King's Ransom 355 copies, 29 reviews
- The Land Beyond the Sea 53 copies, 2 reviews
Top members (works)
Sharon Kay Penman has 16 past events. (show)
|Date of birth|
|Date of death|
|Country (for map)|
|Place of death|
|Cause of death|
|Places of residence|
|Awards and honors|
Sharon Kay Penman was born in New York City and grew up in New Jersey. She majored in history at the University of Texas at Austin, and received a law degree from Rutgers University School of Law. She worked as a tax lawyer before becoming a writer. While still a student, she started to research and write her first novel, The Sunne in Splendour (1982), a fictional account of the life of Richard Plantagenet, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard III of England. However, after the only copy of her manuscript was stolen from her car, she was devastated and gave up writing for several years. Eventually she was inspired to begin again, and 12 years later, while practicing law at the same time, had produced the 936-page novel. In the early 1980s, she began publishing the "Welsh Trilogy" of historical novels set in medieval Wales. It was followed by the "Plantagenet series," novels about the life of King Henry II and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. In 1996, she published the first in a series of medieval mystery novels, The Queen's Man. It was named a finalist for an Edgar Award for Best First Mystery from the Mystery Writers of America.
Sharon Kay Penman chatted with LibraryThing members from Aug 10, 2009 to Aug 21, 2009. Read the chat.
Improve this author
Sharon Kay Penman is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.
Sharon Kay Penman is composed of 9 names. You can examine and separate out names.