Great New Book By A Great New Writer

Looking for a great new book to read? Have I got a recommendation for you!

It’s called THE LIFE AND DEATH (BUT MOSTLY THE DEATH) OF ERICA FLYNN, and it’s by Sara Marian. She happens to be my #4 Daughter, but that isn’t why I’m touting the book. I love the book, is what!

great new bookErica Flynn never expected to die in a car crash just minutes after a fight with her husband, Dominic. But then, a modern, down-to-earth skeptic like Erica never expected to end up in an afterlife somewhere between Greek mythology and quantum theory gone haywire. Despite the allure of the Underworld and a happy reunion with her deceased Uncle Jeff, Erica can’t rest in peace until she resolves her fight with Dominic.

Just when it looks like haunting a medium might give her a chance, Hades–ruler of the capitol city of the Underworld–forbids her to make contact with the Upper World again. Against all advice (which is how Erica usually does things), she pits herself against Hades and faces the treacherous road back to the Land of the Living, determined to make things right.

Sound good? Well, you’re right — it is good!

I was there when Sara first started working on this book. I heard chunks of it as they were written. I had the pleasure of listening to her talk through story problems, and the pleasure of watching her solve the problems and tackle some pretty hairy rewrites.

Her wonderful life partner, Zakary Kendall, did the artwork for the cover, and T. Lee Harris did the cover design.

The book just went up on Kindle, and I bought a copy. The print version is available at CreateSpace, and will be in print on Amazon, you know, Real Soon Now. I’m getting it in print, too. 🙂

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What would your character move heaven and earth to come back from the dead to do?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Great New Book By A Great New Writer

  1. Jane

    February 21, 2014 at 9:05am

    OKAY! I just bought it!
    Best wishes for the roll-out 😉

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  2. David Ryan

    March 18, 2014 at 12:40am

    Is it a YA paranormal fantasy?

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      Marian Allen

      March 18, 2014 at 8:38am

      It would be appropriate for young adults, or younger who are good readers. No naughty bits, but some very scary moments during the middle section.

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