Oct 05, 2023
Marjorie Lewis, Author (MB)
Publicist & Author

Marjorie Herrera Lewis is an award-winning novelist and sportswriter, named the first female Dallas Cowboys beat writer when she was with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. She later joined the SportsDay staff of The Dallas Morning News where she continued to cover the NFL. Marjorie co-hosts Journey Through Sports and Life, a weekly radio show featuring a new guest each week and broadcast nationally by the SportsMap Radio Network. The show is also available on all podcast sites. Her debut novel, When the Men Were Gone, was named a Best Book by Sports Illustrated, a Best Book So Far by Newsweek, and winner of the Pencraft Award for Literary Excellence. The novel also was named Best Historical Fiction by the American Book Fest and was recognized as a finalist by the New Mexico and Arizona Book Awards. It was also a selection of the international Pulpwood Queens Book Club and included in Reader's Digest Select Editions in the U.S. and in Portugal. When the Men Were Gone has also been optioned to film. While writing When the Men Were Gone, Marjorie, inspired by her protagonist, was added to the Texas Wesleyan University football coaching staff in December 2016. Marjorie has degrees from Arizona State University, The University of Texas in Arlington, Southern New Hampshire University, and certificates from Southern Methodist University, and Cornell University. She is currently a doctoral candidate with a projected graduation date of May 2024. She is married and has two grown daughters, one son-in-law, and one grandson.