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Former Las Vegan Pens Award Winning Memoir

Published on Sat, Jan 25, 2014 (12:46 p.m.)

Hailed as the 'best teenage suicide prevention tool ever created'

January 25, 2014
Press Release: Immediate
email: [email protected]

CABARETE, Dominican Republic - Former Las Vegan author Marlayna Glynn Brown has published a paperback about her childhood in 1970s Las Vegas.

Marlayna lived in Las Vegas from the 1960s through the 1980s. She left the area to live in Los Angeles and then Texas, and has now been traveling the world for the past two years.

The book, Overlay: A Tale of One Girl's Life in 1970s Las Vegas, has been available for Kindle and in paperback since March 2012 and has regularly featured in the top 10 books of its category on Amazon, attracting hundreds of 5-star reviews. It remains one of Amazon's top three most highly-rated memoirs, and has won a 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Award.

Overlay tells the story of Marlayna's childhood as the daughter of a casino worker and cocktail waitress, showcasing many of the transient characters who populated Las Vegas during the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Marlayna is currently living in the Dominican Republic, having visited more than 20 countries in the last two years. Overlay is her first book, and has since been followed by 8 more publications since March 2012.

Overlay is available at

If you require any further information, a photo or a review copy of Overlay, please contact Marlayna Glynn Brown at [email protected] or visit

Marlayna Glynn Brown is a best selling American memoirist, award winning photographer, screenwriter and yogi. Immediately upon publication Marlayna's first book became and still remains one of the most highly rated author memoirs on Amazon, and placed as a finalist in the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
Marlayna's extensive travels, BA in Literature and MS in Human Services have honed her remarkable gifts in observing and recording the ways of humanity. Her memoirs include 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, One Day The Invitations Will Stop Arriving, Lovers, Liars and Lotharios, and Rest In Places: My Father's Post-Life Journey Around The World. Marlayna's instructional books include The Nomadic Memoir Series: Memoir Writing Tips for Authors, and Best Selling Award Winning Promotion and Marketing Tips for Authors.

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