Marnie Olson is a critically-unacclaimed actor and playwright, and most recently, a burlesque performer. The web series she co-wrote, Namaste Bitches, is available for your viewing pleasure at www.WatchNamasteBitches.com. Marnie knows how to sew, wield power tools and drive stick shift. If she’s not trying, she can make you laugh, and if she is trying, she can drink you under the table. Turn-ons include fishnet stockings, spicy food and brave souls. She loves fake hair colors and hates fake food allergies. Her phobias include spiders and laundromats. She is anti-violence unless you honk your car horn for a stupid reason or drive an ice cream truck, in which case she will cut you. Marnie lives alone in Los Angeles, unencumbered by progeny or partner. She doesn’t even have a pet. Why bother? It could die. Grateful is her first novel.
Grace Elliott is a grief-stricken woman confronted with ongoing tragedy and loss, whose fantasies of being liberated from her agonizing existence are paralleled by the gruesome tale of the lovelorn Kent Clark. Kent regards himself a hopeless romantic, ceaselessly pursuing his perfect mate. As Kent’s deluded quest for love turns up nothing but bodies, homicide detective Erin Taylor relentlessly pursues the madman, determined to end the massacre. The psychological dance between criminal and crime-fighter, and victim and killer, increases in tempo until Grace is faced with a final, heart-pounding dilemma. Is her wretched life worth fighting for?