About / Bio

Dayne_Zion_Photo_FinalDayne Sherman is a high school dropout. He has worked a variety of jobs as a grocery store clerk, carpenter’s helper, door-to-door rat poison distributor, watermelon salesman, itinerant Baptist preacher, English as a second language teacher in Russia, paid gym rat, and most recently as a reference librarian. At 18 years old, he took the GED and went to the college in his hometown. A member of Phi Kappa Phi, Sherman earned master’s degrees from LSU and Southeastern Louisiana University.

Sherman’s first novel, Welcome to the Fallen Paradise, was published by MacAdam/Cage in 2004. It was named a Best Debut of the Year by The Times-Picayune and a Notable Book by Book Sense. Recently, Welcome to the Fallen Paradise was the sole “Louisiana” pick for Booklist’s “Hard-Boiled Gazetteer to Country Noir.”

His writing has appeared in many literary magazines, and one of his short stories was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Sherman lives in Ponchatoula, where he lives with his wife and son. His website is daynesherman.com. Zion is his second novel.

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