My self-published novel, Freak Parade, will be awarded the Silver Medal at the Independent Publishers Awards tonight in New York City!
I am so grateful to Philippa Burgess of Creative Convergence, Inc., in Los Angeles, for accepting my award tonight since I won't be able to be there.
"As I was reading this novel I thought to myself: this is the real Sex and the City. I felt as if I had lived Genie's tough days in New York, because the streets and the people were so real and vivid in my senses. I wanted Genie to survive, to pull through and shine like the brightest star again, and she does, but there's no triumph for Genie without initial hardship.
"Marilyn Jaye Lewis is one of the few writers who can pull off this type of novel. As an author she doesn't shy away from issues of gender and sexuality, the realities of abuse, racism and poverty. She shows us the seedy underbelly of the city as well as its luxurious and privileged side.
"The book is intensely erotic with scorching sex scenes. It's shocking and raw in places. It's also warm and funny and sad and deeply emotional. It's about destruction and redemption, friendship and desire, love and hate, pain and pleasure. It's also a powerful romance. All of these things make Freak Parade an unforgettable read. " -- Saskia Walker, UK
(Also, visit me at http://blog.marilynjayelewis.com for photos of the flowers that bloomed over the weekend!!)
About Marilyn Jaye
Causes Marilyn Jaye Lewis Supports
The Film Council of Greater Columbus, Columbus, OH
The Adrienne Shelley Foundation, NY, NY
Paralyzed Veterans of America, Washington, DC...