Friday, November 12, 2010

A Moment with Marvin Wilson

Marvin D. Wilson has a widely varied and rich life experience background - from Hippie Rock and Roll musician, to nightclub entertainer, to Zen Buddhist minister, to carpenter, to small business owner, to network marketer, to sales and sales training, to skilled trades instructor and adult education teacher, to public speaker and motivational coach, to now in his chosen “golden years” career, a writer and multi-published author with the self-proclaimed, “audacity to write novels”.

Wilson describes his spiritual path as one who is a non-religious, dogma-free, maverick spiritualist Christian, with a strong bent toward Zen, Taoism, and the Law of Attraction, and who believes in the Oneness of all creation and all paths leading to re-awakening to the One. He is a family man with three grown children and six grandchildren, and works with his son and oldest daughter in their organic compost and vegetable farming business when not writing, traveling, and marketing his books.

Marvin writes primarily in the spiritual/inspirational genre, but likes to pen “cross-over” novels that appeal to a wide variety of readers. His books are uplifting, sometimes weighty, oftentimes humorous, abidingly thought-provoking, meant to instill and create passion and emotion, more than occasionally provocative to the point of controversial, and always “tell it like it is”, real world, no punches pulled writing. He likes to deliver spiritual messages in a non-preachy, often irreverent, sometimes sexy and ribald way, through the medium of an entertaining story.

Marvin D. Wilson is the author of three published books, I Romanced the Stone (Memoirs of a Recovering Hippie), Owen Fiddler, and Between the Storm and the Rainbow. Owen Fiddler has been awarded the prestigious AVATAR award for excellence in spiritual books.
Wilson has had articles published in several Ezines, and has been interviewed on hundreds of blogs, radio and TV shows, both over the internet and on the airwaves. A prolific blogger, his internationally popular blog, Free Spirit, was voted first place in the 2008 Book Blogger Appreciation Week award contest, in the Christian/Inspirational Fiction category. His other blog, Tie Dyed Tirades, is also growing in global popularity.

What if a homeless, smelly, ugly, unkempt old man had a hug so powerful it could cure cancer? Cause a prostitute to stop hooking and seek true love? Shake the demons of addiction free from a junkie? Make a radical terrorist Muslim want to befriend and love a Christian and visa versa? But rare is the beneficiary of his divine embrace – nobody wants to come near him out of fear.

Beware the Devil's Hug is available on at:
and also directly from the publisher, All Things That Matter Press, at:

To view the book trailer, go to:

Marvin D Wilson is an editor with All Things That Matter Press and also does freelance editing.

Avatar Award Winning Author of Owen Fiddler, and Beware the Devil's Hug

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  1. Hi, Marv. You pop up everywhere, but each time I learn something interesting about you.

    Thanks, Martha.

  2. The more times I read about Marvin's books the more interesting they sound.

  3. Marvin, I really like your trailer for the book. Was is hard to do?

  4. It's true, we always learn something new about Marvin. I love the organic compost and farming work - I try to buy as much organic as I can.

  5. Wow, I have some farming questions for you. When I plant strawberries, I get tomatoes??? hehehe

    I'm a fan of your books Marvin. Keep em coming!

  6. Martha - thanks for the nicely done feature post!

    Vivian - Thank you, and I look forward to hosting you on your upcoming book tour. :)

    Janet - Appreciated, I try to write 'interesting' stuff, lol

    Martha - Thanks, and it was quite easy. Go to and sign up for a free account. Very user friendly and uploadable to youtube, too.

    Karen - Yuup, green is in again these days - yay!

    Kathy - Try planting tomatoes then, maybe you'll get the strawberries you want? Teehee.

    Marvin D Wilson

  7. That is such a brilliant cover, Marvin. Each time I see it, I wonder why I haven't read this book, yet. I'm long overdue for an Amazon shopping spree and your book is at the top of my list.


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