Daniel Sherrier

Quick Bio

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.

Extended Bio

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.

Before that, he won the 2006 Chameleon Theatre Circle’s New Play Contest in the Theatre for Youth category for “The Numerous Numbers and the Magical Plus Sign.” His unusual short play about an overtired insomniac who’s afraid to sleep, “Sweet Dreams,” was performed in New York City as part of Blowout Theatre Company’s inaugural Night of One-Acts in 2011.

From 2006 to 2015, Sherrier worked for community newspapers, earning a small collection of Virginia Press Association awards, including second place in Education Writing and third place in Column Writing.

About four years of his twenties were devoted to writing and rewriting a novel, into which he poured his heart and soul before eventually realizing it was merely okay. After shelving that book, he contemplated moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in television writing. He took two trips to L.A. and ceased contemplating this move.

His television ventures were not without near successes. His writing did earn him a spot in the Taliesin Nexus filmmakers workshop in 2011. His pilot script, RIP, was a semifinalist in the 2011 PAGE International Screenwriting Competition. RIP was also a finalist in the TVWriter.com People’s Pilot competition in 2010, and a television concept, The New World, achieved the same distinction in the same contest in 2006.

Deciding to stick to the East Coast, Sherrier converted RIP into a series of prose novellas and developed another series of novellas, Earths in Space. He began publishing them at the end of 2012.

Shortly thereafter, he joined the Comics Experience online workshop and explored the world of comic book writing. In the process, he dusted off and revamped his Super! characters eventually realized they would be better suited for a novel. That novel became The Flying Woman and was published in 2018, followed by The Silver Stranger in 2022. More is on the way.

Daniel Sherrier resides in Glen Allen, Virginia.