Books by Shoshanah Marohn

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This is a detailed description of each book. For a simpler list, please visit my Amazon author page here. 

Murgatroyd Buttercups (Children’s Literature) Written by Yosha Bourgea, Illustrated by Shoshanah Marohn

Take a fantastical journey to the grocery store in this intriguing picture book! Murgatroyd Buttercups is a unique girl with a unique way of doing things. Follow her on grocery day, as she sling shots her way into Simple Town, where things aren’t quite the way you might expect them to be. Children and adults of all ages will enjoy this book. Reading level is about third grade, but with all the pictures, it would be a good one to read out loud to younger children. The book is 86 pages long, but still small enough to fit in a large sock.

Tufa Coloring BookThe Tufa Coloring Book (Coloring Book), lllustrated by Shoshanah Lee Marohn, Based on the writings of and in collaboration with Alex Bledsoe

Visit Cloud County, home of the mysterious Tufa, in this collection of illustrations from Alex Bledsoe’s novels (The Hum and the Shiver, Wisp of a Thing, Long Black Curl and Chapel of Ease). Beautifully illustrated by Shoshanah Marohn, these 32 drawings take you to places like the Pair-A-Dice roadhouse and the ruined chapel of ease, introduce you to Uncle Sim’s emus and the king of the forest, and show you dramatic scenes from the novels. Immerse yourself in Needsville, the story, and feel some of the Tufa magic.

Birds in Beards Coloring Book: A Love StoryBirds in beards (Coloring Book, Limerick Poetry), Written and Illustrated by Shoshanah Lee Marohn

33 gorgeous men with beards, 42 birds, one little girl, one cat, one lady being attacked by a chicken, and one long, snarky, anti-love poem, all are included in this coloring book for adults.*Special thanks to cover model Victorio Piva.

Coloring Inside the Dreamscoloring inside the dreams (Coloring Book, Haiku Poetry), Written and Illustrated by Shoshanah Marohn

Beautiful pen and ink drawings combined with haiku poetry make for a magical coloring book experience. This detailed coloring book is suitable for humans aged 8 to 128. If you are looking for a coloring book to spark your imagination and engross you in near meditative coloring, this book is for you. Or perhaps you just enjoy short poetry and beautiful pen and ink drawings. Twenty intricate drawings paired with twenty haiku poems tell a story of “saudade,” the nostalgia of missing an experience that you know will never happen again.

ExhuastedExhaust(ed): The 99% true story of a bus trip gone wrong. (Travel, Humor) Written and Illustrated by Shoshanah Lee Marohn

It’s like the Love Boat, only sleazier. Our eighteen-year-old heroine travels across the United States by Greyhound bus, with only her Grace Kelly coat and her Elements of Style book to protect her. Original art work adds to this eccentric tale of travel on the cheap in 1993. Both terrifying and hilarious, this ill-conceived road trip is doomed from the start. It’s funny because it’s 99% true.


Avoiding Sex with FrenchmenAvoiding Sex with Frenchmen (Travel, Humor) Written and Illustrated by Shoshanah Lee Marohn

It’s Paris like you’ve never seen it- ugly, unromantic, and hilarious. Pure as newly driven snow, three teenaged girls arrive in Paris, with little money and a large passion for art (especially art where lots of people die gruesome and terrible deaths). Immediately, they are constantly propositioned by men. Everywhere. Anything they do, men ask to have sex with them. They don’t say hello or how are you, they just ask to have sex with them. Why do the French men like them so much? What is wrong with these people who won’t let you walk ten feet without asking to have sex with you? Will the three of them even survive the trip? Sketch drawings of every Frenchman who approached them complete the hysterical telling of this ill-fated tale.

Listen to a sample chapter of Avoiding Sex with Frenchmen from the Segilola Salami Podcast:


A Murder of Crows and Other Woes

a murder of crows (Children’s Literature) Written and Illustrated by Shoshanah Lee Marohn

“A Murder of Crows and Other Woes” is a story about a little girl who skips school to play with deadly dangerous animals! Children will love this colorful tale. Book one of “English Is Complicated and Nearly Impossible” mixes high level vocabulary with silly adventure. Best for ages 8 to 108 years.