Shunned By Society and Treated as an Outcast

But their spirits shine so radiantly that the town finally welcomes the family into their community.
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Aug. 13, 2012 - PRLog -- Parker, Colorado – In a time when war in the middle east escalates, the real estate market is in the deepest depression in modern U.S. history, unemployment rose to historic highs, violence-infested neighborhoods cry for help, and an increasing number of natural disasters and unprecedented weather events occurred over the past years in the U.S. and in some parts of the world, an inspiration often comes from entirely unexpected places.

In a new book written by Marissa Marchan, one can momentarily forget all the unpleasant worries, fears and concerns, and escape reality to a quiet place, relax, curl up in bed, and indulge in pure fantasy.  This is a beautiful story of unconditional love between parent and child and the knowledge that true beauty comes from within.  

“This novel was heart-warming from the start.  My heart was being tugged towards the characters reaching out to try and comfort them.  This novel was heart-warming and is certainly worth the short read.”

A Boy Named Ray is a story of love, respect and family values.  It's about learning, acceptance, forgiveness, and taking responsibility for our mistakes.  It will take us on a wonderful journey filled with exciting adventure and unforgettable characters that will surely become a family favorite.  

THEO and MARY are good-hearted, but have disfigured faces and deformities that make them the subject of ridicule in their small town.

One night, the townspeople drive them away.  Mary and Theo take all their belongings and deep in the woods find an enchanting and magical world, where they set up their home.  Soon thereafter, a son, RAY, is born.

Even as a small child, Ray is kind and considerate.  He possesses special gifts, including the ability to speak with the elements and animals.  Recognizing his brilliance, Mary and Theo overcome their own fear of humiliation and send him to school when he is five.

At school, Ray wins over a group of bullies led by MATT through a combination of his special powers in healing a bird and his friendly nature.  His gifts also result in the rescue of a toddler from a burning house.  Later, Ray, Matt, and two other boys risk danger in the forest to find another boy who has run away from home because of problems with his parents.  Ray is able to locate the boy, and then Theo finds the group and assists in their return to town.

The townspeople are so grateful to Theo that they plan a big party in the family’s honor. When told of Theo’s concerns about rejection, the town instead throws open its heart and mind to welcome the family into their community.  Theo gives a speech that brings home to the town the meaning of unconditional love and the knowledge that true beauty comes from within.

About the Author

Marissa Marchan is a Child Support case manager, wife, mother of two and grandmother of three, based in Las Vegas, Nevada. She published her autobiography, A Marriage Made in Heaven and Hell, in 2003.  She is currently working on the second book in the series, And Then There's Haley.  

Book Title:   A Boy Named Ray Published July 2012
Author Name:  Marissa Marchan
Genre:  Children’s Book, Fantasy/Adventure

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Paperback and Kindle versions are also available at

Epub, Sony Reader (LRF), Kindle (.mobi), Palm Doc (PDB), PDF, RTF, Plain text versions are available at

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More information is available by visiting Marissa Marchan’s site at or email at

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