Marilyn Brown Oden is the award-winning author of 12 books, including 3
novels. Her latest is The Santa Fe Secret (2018) which follows
The Dead Saint (international
intrigue) and Crested
Butte (historical fiction).
Her diverse experiences
with people and places shape
her life and therefore her writing. Living in Santa Fe helped paint the
background for her new novel— music and dancing on the Plaza, Indian Market
and Fiesta, cafes with balconies where people from all walks of life pass
by, museums and world-class opera, magical sunsets and bright stars, and
sometimes a moon in the morning over the mountains. Enwrapping it all is the
ancient sense of mystery that took Marilyn on a journey that became
The Santa Fe Secret.
One of her earliest childhood memories is the dream to become an author.
Many decades and a dozen books later, writing continues to bring her meaning
and a sense of wholeness.
Praise for The Santa Fe Secret
“The Santa Fe Secret
kept me on edge from the first page to the
last. There are no two ways about it, this book is a cliffhanger on
steroids!” ~~Nancy Owen
Lewis, Award-winning author and historian
Killinger, author of 50+ books.
“The Santa Fe Secret
is a page turner. It is an enjoyable,
fast-paced read with an engaging heroine that leaves you breathless.”
Praise for The Dead Saint
“The casual yet taut style
will keep readers turning pages to find out if Bishop Lynn can prevent
disaster that involves the highest echelons of the U.S. government..." more
"A story of international espionage
with just the right amount of inspirational seasoning."
– Fresh Review
“This is the most gripping suspense novel I
have ever read..."
– John Killinger
"Oden's book grabs readers by the lapels and takes
them on a high-energy, thought-provoking run..."
Sheron Patterson, United Methodist Reporter
"This is a fast
moving, well written and enjoyable novel of
international intrigue and murder that begins on the
streets of New Orleans and ends in the Oval office at
the White House..."
The Good Book Stall
The Dead Saint chosen
as a Fresh Pick by FreshFiction.com.
Crested Butte: A Novel
of the EVVY Award
Place for Fiction