Daniel Sherrier writes superhero, fantasy, and science fiction novels. He’s a William & Mary graduate, a former community newspaper writer and editor, and a black belt in Thai kickboxing. And there was that one time he jumped out of an airplane, which was memorable.
Daniel Sherrier is the author of the superhero novels The Flying Woman and The Silver Stranger.
It began with comic books. At the age of nine, he wrote and drew his own comics, using original characters that he thought were destined to become classics: The Dodger! Jack the Whipper! The Black Stripe! Solar-Man! Gravity Woman! Alas, destiny had no plans for those characters—probably because he was nine, and writing requires much practice.
By middle school, he abandoned drawing and focused on comic book scripts, creating an entire universe of characters and stories that it’s probably best no one ever saw. As a teenager, he began experimenting with prose, fleshing out his earlier superhero creations into truly dreadful novels.
His first decent writing came later in high school—a couple of humorous short stories published in the school literary magazine and his first produced play script, an original one-act based on his senior Homecoming, aptly titled “The Play About Homecoming.” It was a farce. It aimed low and nailed the target.
Sherrier majored in English and Theatre at the College of William & Mary, where he took no fewer than three playwriting classes. His first full-length play, Super!, was workshopped at W&M and would later receive a full production at the Gorilla Tango Theater in Chicago in 2008.
His first full-length play, Super!, was workshopped at W&M and would later receive a full production at the Gorilla Tango Theater in Chicago in 2008.