Marla Holt

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  • Receive a digital copy of every new chapter of Leah Doesn't Do Religion as it's released.
  • Early access to my soon-to-be-published work
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  • Monthly vlogs discussing struggles and process
  • A digital copy of Leah Doesn't Do Religion once it's complete

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  • A once-monthly hangout with me to talk novel writing, publishing, and the creative process.




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About Marla Holt

Who I am:
I am an independent romance author who writes feminist fiction. My first novel The Other Lane: A Modern Fairy Tale debuted July 10th, 2018. I have an ambitious publishing schedule over the next two years, and plan on publishing my next book, Ethan & Juliet, a second chance romance, in December 2018.

Why I am here:
I fit my words in everyday between serving the best beer and burgers around, taking care of my three kiddos, and producing YouTube videos on writing and self-publishing. Creating consistently takes time and head space, which can be difficult to achieve between dirty diapers at 5 am and late nights at the restaurant. I came to Patreon for a little bit of breathing room. 

What You Get:
You will get at least one chapter of my brand new novel project Leah Doesn't Do Religion every month. You will also have options to receive a look into my process to see what it takes to write a novel. You will have the chance to offer feedback and insight as well as receive early updates and sneak peeks into my newest work.

The Book:
Leah Doesn't Do Religion is a contemporary romance set in my hometown of Topeka, KS. It is a work in progress and each chapter will be sent out to patrons as it is written. Once the book is complete, it will go through a formal editing process and be released through my usual publishing channels. Bonus, you get to watch the writing process happen from start to finish.

But what is the book about?

Seven years ago, Leah Ferrer was a happily married up-and-coming lifestyle blogger. When her husband died within a year of his lymphoma diagnosis, leaving her alone with the toddler son, her passion for blogging fell away. These days, she makes ends meet through a combination of promoting other bloggers and bartending.

Being a virtual assistant only reminds her of what she's not doing. Bartending only brings unwanted attention from men like Shiny Guy and Preacher Man, two friends who come into Paradox a little too often to just be interested in the beer.

Milo Rivera has been married for eleven years, and he loves his wife. He wouldn't trade his life with Kat or his two kids for anything, even if his home life isn't so homey these days. Maybe that's why he finds himself at Paradox on the nights when Leah works more and more often. It's easy when it's a neutral meeting ground for his missions work, but he finds himself tearing his eyes away from the pretty bartender more often than he should. Even if things with Kat are rocky, Milo doesn't do infidelity. And he doesn't do divorce.

When their paths keep crossing even outside the bar, Leah makes it clear, she doesn't do married guys, and she doesn't do religion.

With the help of a little divine intervention and a nudge from a cheery psychic, Leah and Milo might both find exactly what it is they're looking for.

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