R.D. Sherrill is an award-winning journalist who has served as crime and courts reporter for the Southern Standard Newspaper in McMinnville for nearly 25 years. While by-lining several thousand real-life crime stories over his career, Red Dog Saloon - inspired by stories about a honky-tonk of ill-repute in his hometown - was his first foray into fiction. Since its release in late 2013, Red Dog Saloon has sold on five continents and has been met with overwhelmingly positive reviews.
His second book, Average Joe, was released in mid-2014 and has also received high praise from readers and fans. A tale of five regular guys who conspire to rob their entire hometown, Average Joe captures the essence of small town life and examines the often-blurred line between good and evil.
Friday Night Frights is the first in a series of novels featuring Texas Ranger Ashley Reynolds. In the book, a serial killer is on the loose in Texas, his blood lust compelling him in a human hunt under the Friday night lights of the Texas gridiron. Tasked with stopping the brazen slasher's reign of terror is Reynolds. The young, headstrong criminal profiler reluctantly joins forces with Federal Agent Jack Looper, the sleuth's superior instincts overshadowed only by his immense ego. Together, they span the Lone Star State on the heels of the killer, even as they both fight demons of their very own.
His most recent book, Murder U, is the story of mild-mannered history professor Clark Miller who is the prime suspect in the grisly murders of his estranged wife and her lover. It appears to be an open-and-shut case. With police, and nearly everyone else, convinced of his guilt, Clark has no choice but to try and prove his own innocence. Unfortunately for him, someone else seems determined to keep that from happening, no matter who has to die. As the body count rises, Clark is in a race against time to avoid becoming the next victim.
Sherrill's varied, and occasionally bizarre, experiences reporting the goings-on of a small, rural, southern town have provided endless inspiration for his stories and have helped bring his fictional characters to life. His motto for writing is "all thriller - no filler" supporting his mission to provide great stories with action-packed plots and absolutely nothing but pure entertainment on each page. His style of storytelling ensures readers will stay up deep into the night to find out what happens next. With his everyday style of writing, Sherrill wishes to engage even the most casual of readers.
Sherrill is presently on tour promoting Murder U and is available for speaking engagements and signings in the Middle and East Tennessee areas. He lives in McMinnville with his wife and two sons.