NEW BIBLICAL ERA NOVEL FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR MARIAN RIZZO EXPLORES THE MOTIVATIONS OF THE HUMAN HEART
Author Marian Rizzo and WordCrafts Press are celebrating the release of Rizzo’s new Biblical-era historical fiction tale, The Leper. The novel, which released December 9, 2021, is already gaining traction with fans, debuting at #16 on Amazon.com’s Hot New Releases in Biblical Fiction chart, and at #71 on the Hot New Releases in Ancient History Fiction chart.
Set in the turbulent realm of Roman-occupied Judea, The Leper details the all too familiar trials, tribulations, desires, motivations, and ultimate failure of human interaction, revealing that human nature really hasn’t changed much over the past 2,000 years.
About The Author:
A Pulitzer Prize nominee in the field of journalism, Marian Rizzo has won numerous awards, including the New York Times Chairman’s Award and first place in the 2014 Amy Foundation Writing Awards. She worked for the Ocala Star-Banner newspaper for 30 years. She also has written articles for the Gazette, Ocala Style Magazine, and Billy Graham’s Decision Magazine.
Several of Marian’s novels have won awards at conferences and retreats. In 2018, her suspense novel, Muldovah, was a finalist in the Genesis competition at the American Christian Fiction Writers Conference.
Marian earned a bachelor’s degree in Bible education from Luther Rice Seminary. She trained for jungle missions with New Tribes (now ETHNOS 360), and she served for two semesters at a Youth With A Mission training center in Southern Spain. Several years ago, she made a trip to the Holy Land, a visit that provided much of the backdrop for this novel.
Marian lives in Ocala, Florida, with her daughter, Vicki, who has Down Syndrome. Her other daughter, Joanna, has blessed her with three wonderful grandchildren.
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