About Marla


An award-winning writer in corporate advertising, Marla Benjamin received a degree in English from Northwest Missouri State University. She taught middle school and high school English before moving into corporate America.

An avid cycling and exercise enthusiast, she is also a fan of men’s college and NBA basketball. In fact, she credits the Oklahoma City Thunder for helping her discover the perfect backdrop for her debut novel. Crafted from local headlines and her own life experiences, A Light in the Dark is a modern-day story of survival.

Marla lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her family.