USA Today Featured Book: Blue Butterfly


The Story of a Young Woman Struggling to Become the First Black Ballerina

Marian is all heart with a side of passion for writing fiction. 


Blue Butterfly is a women's fiction book by Author Marian L. Thomas, that was adapted for the stage in June 2016. Blue Butterfly, the Black Ballerina made its theatrical debut at the Marietta Performing Arts Center. 

In 2009, Marian's first contemporary fiction book was released. Since then, she has penned over six fiction books. Her books have been seen on major televisions networks such as OWN, A&E, BET, Fox and more.


Marian enjoys writing women's fiction books. As one reviewer from the San Francisco Book Review stated, Marian's "books fearlessly exposes the realities of race, unconditional love, pain, trust, infidelity, and forgiveness, all combined into one very realistic and relatable plot." Her books are filled with drama and are written to touch the heart, long after the book is completed. Marian's books are also free of profanity. Please feel free to share your experiences reading one of Marian's books by leaving a review on the sites such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Goodreads.

Women's Fiction: Blue Butterfly 


Blue Butterfly Book - Women's Fiction

Blue Butterfly by women's fiction author, Marian L. Thomas, provides an entrancing look into the life of “Precious Blue Johnson” - a young woman struggling to become the first black ballerina. Each page captures the heart of love, the hurt of betrayal, and shows that there is strength in forgiveness.


This book is a poignant and riveting fictional story inspired by ballerinas such as Misty Copeland and Aesha Ash, who continue to break the barriers that exist in the ballet industry today. 



"Why you should read it: From the first page, Marian L. Thomas grabs your wrist to have a seat and listen to a story. Blue Butterfly has a wonderful quality within its prose that enables you to hear the words, the dialogue, the ballet movement and music powerfully told in the story. A literary style that reminds me of Sue Monk Kidd's.... Definite book club recommend." ~ Michelle Monkou, USA TODAY


Misty Copeland with Blue Butterfly

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Blue Butterfly Book - Women's Fiction
Blue Butterfly Book - Women's Fiction
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