Jory Sherman


Jory Sherman began his literary career as a poet in San Francisco's famed North Beach in the late 1950s, during the heyday of the Beat Generation.

Widely published in literary journals, he has won numerous awards for his poetry and prose and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in Letters for his novel, Grass Kingdom. He won a Spur Award from Western Writers of America for The Medicine Horn. He has also won a number of awards from the Missouri Writers Guild, and other organizations. His Chill series of mysteries, published by Pinnacle, appeared in fourteen countries. He has published more than 350 books since 1965, more than 1000 articles, and 500 short stories.

In 1995, Sherman was inducted into the National Writer's Hall of Fame.


Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,030. Language: American English. Published: September 21, 2012 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
~ A short story from bestselling wordsmith, Jory Sherman ~ Dane Marlowe returns to the old homestead. Too many drinks and too much grief have taken their toll on his life. Maybe this will be his refuge, a place to combat sorrow, to finish the book he is writing, a book no one will ever read. Is Dane as abandoned as the old derelict house before him, or does Fate have other plans?
First Love, Lost Love
Series: Pinewood Lake, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,350. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Romance » General
Novella - My wife and I live in Pinewood Lake, California. We are, or were, happy until I became haunted – my mind possessed by a girl and memories from my past. Now my wife is confused and frightened, as am I. Why are the memories of my first love so overwhelming? Why am I letting them affect our life? Will revisiting the past drive us apart, or prove we were meant to be together?
The Ballad of Pinewood Lake
Series: Pinewood Lake, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,960. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2011 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Hope—a new beginning, a new life in a new place. Pinewood Lake held that for my family. It was perfect, idyllic. I would be able to write. We would enjoy nature. But then the ugly truth reared its head: ALCOHOLISM. A nasty disease, a destroyer. Even our beautiful lake became infected—muddied with carp, choked by weeds. Now what do we do?
Bukowski & Me: The Beast and the Bastard
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 44,080. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This book is not a chronological narrative. It is about a twenty-year friendship with Charles Bukowski, a friendship steeped in a love of language and a lusty passion for life. It chronicles the struggling years when poets fought each other and the world in thousands of bloodless, but terribly wounding, battles. "Jory Sherman delivers." Neeli Cherkovski "This memoir is...compelling." Tom Geddie

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