Marilyn Brown

About Marilyn Brown
MARILYN MCMEEN BROWN is fascinated with history. She believes in her “butterfly wing theory,” that every human being who ever lived—no matter how seemingly insignificant—makes choices that impact our lives today. Storytelling is a way to give immediacy to those who have passed on. Their lives can inspire us to focus on our own critical choices. Marilyn earned master’s degrees from Brigham Young University and the University of Utah, and has garnered many local and state writing awards. She established the annual thousand-dollar Marilyn Brown Novel Award ( for unpublished novels. She hopes to inspire others to write genuine stories honoring the actual figures who have influenced our lives. For more information about Marilyn or her books, please visit or contact her at