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