Award-Winning Author & Speaker

Author Marian L. Thomas

Who is Marian L. Thomas? I'm an author. A wife. I'll never turn down a big bag of popcorn or a can of grape pop. I adore dogs. A cat video watcher. A pioneer. I'm also a firm believer that aspiring authors should live, laugh, and write. In that order.  By the way, I'm working on a new book. It's called Someone Like Me


THE CAGED BUTTERFLY explores the depth of family secrets, personal triumphs, and deeply rooted sorrows-- while asking the question, What does it mean to love the skin you're in?

Addie Mayfield. On one autumn night in 1949, Addie falls for the irresistible red curls and vibrant green eyes of a young man from the other side of the railroad tracks. Neither knowning that the consequences of their love would have lasting effects.

Timmy Taylor. Known as one of the greatest white jazz pianists in New York, Timmy never had a reason to question his identity - until truth and betrayal strike. Will Timmy be able to push past the pain?

Nina Taylor. Beautiful and talented, Nina Taylor inherited her father's talent, but not his white skin. Certain that's how he made it big, she dives deep into a deadly obsession. Will Nina learn to love the skin she's in before it's too late?

Get immersed in this epic tale that spans across four generations and three states--Georgia, Chicago, and New York.

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CBS Feature

CBS Station: CW69 - Focus Atlanta

The Caged Butterfly Feature

Southern Writer's Magazine 

Jan/Feb 2019, Edition. Featured Article: Live. Laugh. Write

Local Newspaper

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Born in Illinois, Marian L. Thomas wouldn't say that her first career choice was writing novels. She saw herself working for a local newspaper, reporting news in a journalist fashion. In college, she wrote for the college paper as a sports editor but later became the news editor. Marian's writing path took a detour when she wrote her first manuscript. Today, storytelling is Marian's passion. She has penned six women's fiction novels.


Marian has been featured on television stations such as Fox, NBC, CBS, and in many print and online magazines including USA Today.

Her latest novel The Caged Butterfly, made its release debut on October 23, 2018 and received the USA Best Book Award: African- American Fiction.

In November 2020, Marian signed a publishing contract with Dartfrog Blue, the traditional publishing platform of Dartfrog Books. Her new women's fiction book Someone Like Me is scheduled to release in the summer of 2021.

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