New Jersey Author Releases Contemporary Spiritual Fiction Novel

Author, Rea Nolan Martin is pleased to announce the release of her contemporary spiritual fiction novel, The Sublime Transformation of Vera Wright.

Edgewater, NJ, October 27, 2012 --( Vera Wright is a quirky sixtyish beautician who is perpetually trying to improve herself. One Sunday she decides to respond to her pastor's challenge to "surrender her life to God" because, she thinks, why not? It might make her a better person. Much to her shock, this quiet little gesture is taken seriously on the "other side", and from that moment forward she is relentlessly recruited to save the world. Vera is a most unlikely crusader, who battles this new vocation with every tool in her parlor. Chaos ensues, including mystical visions, out-of-body mayhem, bilocation, lucid dreaming, and mysterious automatic writings. In the process of her own reluctant sanctification, she persuades her beloved church lady friends to create The Society of Loaves and Fishes, the first order of female Catholic priests. There is a new order of miracles, she tells them, that God can only perform through women.

The novel explores the extraordinary potential in simple and humble people with a wink and a nod to the harrowing cost of true spiritual commitment, and challenges the notion that great saints and prophets have disappeared from the earth. It is an optimistic and humorous story with prophetic underpinnings that will entertain and inform both saints and sinners.

Available in both print and ebook versions.

Book Information:
The Sublime Transformation of Vera Wright
Author: Rea Nolan Martin
Publisher: Wiawaka/KDP
ISBN: 978-0557074952 ASIN: B009NNHP9O
Pages: 321
Published: October 2012/KDP

About The Author:
Rea Nolan Martin spent twenty-years as a writer, creative director, and creative consultant to advertising and PR agencies in New York and Chicago. She has taught The Art of Fiction in the MAW program at Manhattanville College where she served as an adjunct professor and faculty advisor. During her tenure she initiated the transformation of the literary magazine, INKWELL, into a professional publication that is now among the top literary journals in the country. Rea is also a member of the advisory board of the prestigious Dowd-O'Gorman Writing Center.

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The Sublime Transformation of Vera Wright is available for purchase online through the author's website, from the publisher,, and other online retailers. Bookstores should contact Ingram for wholesale orders.
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