Dayne Sherman: Writer, Librarian, Professor, Blogger
A successful book launch for Zion! November 14, 2014 Is anything better than a good mystery?
The October 30th book launch was a great success for Zion, a Louisiana mystery novel. It's now in print and ebook with audio on the way. We had a shindig and reading in Dayne Sherman's hometown with about 150 people. The book was offered as a free Kindle ebook, and 1606 readers downloaded Zion. It reached # 4 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries on Amazon Kindle.
Should you want a signed copy, a First Edition of Zion, the best way is to order direct. Checks made out to Accendo Books for $20, and we'll handle tax and shipping costs. Or PayPal: accendobooks [AT] gmail.com. The mailing address is Accendo Books, L.L.C. 1905 W. Thomas St., Ste. D., 137, Hammond, LA 70401. We have plenty of first editions left, and some numbered 1-500. They make great Christmas gifts. Please share.
Brand new 5-star review on Amazon for Zion. L. Daniel writes: "Dayne Sherman keeps you stuck to his stories like sap to pine bark. The characters are personal and the twists are genuine. I loved 'Welcome To The Fallen Paradise' and am loving 'Zion' more. It is a complex story, simply told, about simple people in complex situations. I feel as though I know Tom Hardin and his family; a hard working rural family with a deep sense of personal morality in a world of thwarting challenges and their struggle against the greed and avarice of those who would take advantage of their plight." --L. Daniel
Thanks, L. Daniel. Dayne Sherman, the critically-acclaimed author of Welcome to the
Fallen Paradise, comes a gothic treatment of the American South: a
hard-charging depiction of religion, family, friendship, deception, and
evil. Zion is a mystery set in the rural South, the story of a war
fought over the killing of hardwoods in Baxter Parish, Louisiana. The
tale begins in 1964 and ends a decade later, but the Hardin family,
faithful members of Little Zion Methodist Church, will carry the scars
This edition of Zion includes a Reader's Guide for Book Clubs and Author Q and A.
Praise for the author:
“Dayne Sherman writes like I wish I could if I was still young
enough to change.” --Rick Bragg, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Jerry
Lee Lewis: His Own Story
“Sherman’s promising debut chronicles a young man’s thorny return to
his Louisiana hometown… Sherman brilliantly reunites a land with its
own set of vicious rules with a native of that land who, as a changed
man, simply wants peace. Weaving his way through a series of complex
characters and a terrain fertilized with a proud but bloody history,
Sherman tells a spirited and engaging tale.” --Publishers Weekly
“Zion begins ballistic, turns tectonic and ends gothic. The people
of this fraught Louisiana town suffer both the shifts of history and the
tribulations of their pasts. In Sherman’s dark vision, wood kin burn
and kin make hay, setting these troubled characters searching in a
spiritual, and sometimes literal, wilderness to find and make right what
they can. Get ready for a thrill ride that slams into modernity with
Old Testament inevitability.” -–Tim Parrish, author of Fear and What
Follows & The Jumper