Marian Palaia

Marian Palaia was born in Riverside, California, and grew up there and in Washington, DC. She lives in San Francisco and has also lived in Montana, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, and Nepal, where she was a Peace Corps volunteer. Marian has also been a truck driver, a bartender, and a logger. The Given World is her first novel.

Books by this Author

The Given World


My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. No regrets.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Doc Savage.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Being quiet.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not learning more about my father's life, from him.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Probably this book.