Burying Norma Jeane

Ebook now available, In paperback August 4th

An epic mother-daughter road trip novel to liberate the body of Marilyn Monroe!

Already in the throes of grief after the sudden loss of her husband, Miriam Renata is shaken by the news that Hugh Hefner, the lecherous founder of Playboy, has been recently entombed next to Marilyn Monroe nearly sixty years after her death. Unable to accept her idol sharing a crypt with this succubus for eternity, Miriam and her teenaged daughter set out on a road trip across the West to liberate Norma Jeane and themselves.

“Can the mother-daughter duo rescue Marilyn from her posthumous fate? No spoilers, but I’m betting that, like me, you’ll read this in one sitting to find out.”
—Stina French, host of Listen To Your Skin Reading Series and Headmistress of The Sexploratorium

“Three generations of women—a mother, her tween daughter, and Marilyn Monroe—take us on a cross country journey to explore how the role of women has evolved, or more accurately, how not much has changed at all.”
—William E. Burleson, author of Ahnwee Day

Burying Norma Jeane is both an epic adventure novel and a call to action. Read this and then meet me at the cemetery! (I’m serious.)”
—Kona Morris, Storyteller, comedian, and founder of Godless Comics

About Leah

Writer, teacher, educational consultant, certified coach

Leah Rogin collects metaphors about time and thinks Marilyn Monroe was an intellectual who will keep haunting us until we set her free. Leah’s short stories, poetry, and nonfiction have been published widely, and Burying Norma Jeane is her first published novel. She lives in the mountains west of Denver with children and other creatures.


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