Following the wildly popular award-winning Overlay: A Tale Of One Girl’s Life In 1970s Las Vegas, the author continues her remarkable journey in City of Angeles, revealing the underside of a life lived in 1980s Los Angeles.
This searing, often bizarre tale of Marlayna’s teens and twenties reveals the author’s flight from Las Vegas to the formidable world of self re-invention among the angels and demons populating 1980s Los Angeles. The author unflinchingly begets a self from the unlikeliest beginnings, and now delivers a sequel illustrating both heaven and hell on her continuing flight for self discovery.
“An amazing story of a young girl who comes of age with only snippets of guidance from the adults around her. This is a well written book with explicit prose of Marlayna’s continued journey looking for love and acceptance. She tells this very personal story vividly. There were moments I had to stop reading to absorb the “life shattering” events Marlayna experienced that would have crushed many and other moments in the book that I laughed out loud.” – Eileen Cahill Moalli
Targeted Age Group: 18-78
Book Price: .99 from 7/16/13 – 7/24/13
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
My writing is praised for being straight story-telling about difficult situations without delving into pity or victimhood. I cover some fairly difficult life experiences and strive to make them as impersonal as possible.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Write according to your gifts and strengths.
Marlayna Glynn Brown is a nomadic mother of four, author, screenwriter, actress, producer, poet, yogi and photographer. Marlayna was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada but now lives wherever she lays her head. Marlayna’s works include Overlay: A Tale of One Girl’s Life in 1970s Las Vegas, City of Angeles, Big as All Hell and Half of Texas, Bleach the Sheets and Forty-Something Phoenix. Her 2009 short film, People That do Something, is based upon a chapter from Overlay and can be viewed on Youtube. Visit Marlayna at www.marlaynaglynnbrown.com.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
City of Angeles is the second book in my memoir trilogy. Readers asked to know what happened next after my first memoir, Overlay: A Tale of One Girl’s Life in 1970s Las Vegas ends.