Marlayna Glynn became an unlikely voice for childhood suffering when she burst onto the literary scene with OVERLAY, the Next Generation prize winning memoir of her early childhood in 1970s Las Vegas. Then came ANGELES, the author's account of her dedication to construct the life of her dreams.
Now is the author's testimony about how the sins of the fathers threatened her with a long-in-coming crippling depression. Readers will find AS ALL HELL an urgent enlightenment for adult children of alcoholics everywhere. In bold fashion featuring her heartbreaking honesty, the author records the trials and surprises she faced with single parenthood and resultant clinical depression. The author's prose creates a lasting impact on readers driven to understand the lingering, indelible effects of an unfortunate childhood.
Marlayna Glynn Brown is an American author, speaker, and award winning photographer. Immediately upon publication, Marlayna's first memoir, Overlay: A Tale of One Girl's Life in 1970s Las Vegas, was honored by the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards with an Overcoming Adversity award. Marlayna's published journey includes Overlay: A Tale of One Girl's Life in 1970s Las Vegas, City of Angeles, Big as All Hell and Half of Texas, The Trilogy: Memoirs of Marlayna Glynn Brown, One Day The Invitations Will Stop Arriving, Rest In Places: My Father's Post-Life Journey Around The World, The Scattering of All: Tales From Extraordinary Survivors of Suicide Loss, and a fiction work entitled Come Back For Me. Her articles are featured on Huffington Post, PBS Next Avenue, Elephant Journal, The Good Men Project, and her work has been translated into many different languages. As an advocate for mental health and suicide awareness, Marlayna was honored as the featured speaker at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Annual Out Of The Darkness Walk held at the Texas State Capital. After traveling extensively, Marlayna now makes her home in the countryside surrounding Austin, Texas with her husband, two cats, and occasional visits from their seven children. Find Marlayna's short film, People That do Something, which is based on a chapter from Overlay, on Marlayna's Youtube channel. To contact Marlayna, please visit www.marlaynaglynnbrown.com.