He recently finished a new novel titled Zion after seven years of work, and it will be published on October 30, 2014, by Accendo Books. From 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 for life.
A quote from David Armand, author of Harlow: A Novel: “Dayne Sherman’s new novel is a taut literary thriller told in the vein of Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men and Larry Brown’s Joe. Like all enduring literature, this book deals with the big issues: the Old Testament themes of justice, morality, revenge, fatherhood, and ultimately of how one finds hope and salvation in a fallen world. Zion is a book you will not want to put down, and it will make the ten years you’ve waited since Sherman’s first novel seem worth every second.” He's doing more than a little newspaper journalism and creative nonfiction. Recent editorials have appeared in The Shreveport Times, Hammond Daily Star, Houma Courier, and Thibodaux Daily Comet, among others.