For Immediate Release
January 16, 2020
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Deven Trowers, DT Communications

(BPRW) Michigan author releases fifth book

Apeman Rex takes readers on a journey of self-discovery, resiliency and finding home

(Black PR Wire) Just in time for the new year, author Marsalis has released a new children’s book, a story that demonstrates how its protagonist deals with an unexpected major life change. “APEMAN REX,” is about an ape from the Stone Age who finds himself in a robot-dominated 31st century. This book invites all ages on a journey of self-discovery, resiliency and finding home. Although primarily for children, the life lessons and values given can be relatable to adults as well.

The main character, Apeman, is zapped into the future and has to figure out how to get back home. The book follows his journey as readers are left to wonder if he will be stuck in the future forever.

“I wanted to create something that was both fun and reflective. Something that could entertain children yet also teaches values, lessons, and ideas that will stick with them forever.”

When writing and illustrating the book, Marsalis was inspired by the powerful, unpolished simplicity of prehistoric cave and rock paintings.

“It is one of the few art forms that connects us all,” Marsalis said.

The book is $6.00 and available for purchase at: Marsalis is excited to announce the launch of his newly designed website which allows readers a more personal interaction with his works and features all of his novels, Spotify playlists, blog and more.

Marsalis will also be a featured speaker on two panels on January 18, 2020 at the upcoming ConFusion Convention in Michigan. His panels will focus on “Evolving Visions of Toxic Masculinity” and “Optimistic Predictions and SFF”. The ConFusion Convention is a premier event for publishing professionals and fans alike. It is hailed as a place to experience programming and guests on the caliber you find at a WorldCon, while located in a convenient and affordable setting.

For more information about Marsalis, visit

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About Marsalis
Marsalis was born in 1989. He spent his childhood composing picture epics and giving lectures. At the age of 17, he published his first novel, MARCH OF THE LIBERTINES, and found refuge in club-hopping. After graduating cum laude from the University of Michigan, Marsalis published works in every literary style and genre. He is the founder of the pop music blog PARAPHERNALIA and was featured in the 2019 short fiction anthology FIVE MINUTES AT HOTEL STORMCOVE. He loves bubblegum, fast cars, and silent cinema. Marsalis currently lives in Detroit.