Member Author & Blogger Brett Cottrell Takes Readers into ‘The Valley of Fire’ with Release of Sci-Fi, “New Weird” Page-Turner

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New science fiction book by Brett Cottrell. member author Brett Cottrell today released his new work of fiction titled "The Valley of Fire." Mitt Romney and the success of the musical “The Book of Mormon” have recently thrust Mormonism into the limelight. While many Mormon beliefs may seem bizarre to mainstream America, it is one of the fastest growing religions in the world. Romney’s public statements about his religion and the recent hit musical have not addressed what gives Mormonism – or any religion – its basic appeal to so many people: the human quest to understand our place in the world. However, with the release of "The Valley of Fire," Brett Cottrell addresses this quest head on.

‘The Valley of Fire takes a dark, humorous look at our inability to understand God, and our refusal to admit this fact,’ Cottrell said.

The plot of the science fiction/new weird novel is quite witty and intriguing. In the book, God has a twisted sense of humor, but when a rogue angel known as "Insanity" escapes and takes over a polygamous sect, the joke goes too far. Insanity's friends are tasked with bringing him home, but they have to find him first. Unfortunately, in their rush to recapture Insanity and clean up after his cult, they might accidentally start Armageddon.

Cottrell also attributes many of his imaginative, fantastical wanderings to his upbringing. He is a native of Las Vegas, born and bred in Sin City.

‘I grew up in a Mormon family in Las Vegas, Nevada. There were lots of Mormons in Sin City, and plenty of other religions too. You’ll never find more praying than around a crowded roulette wheel. Living at this neon intersection of good and evil taught me that everybody’s a bit insane, God included. After all, apples don’t fall far from their trees,’ Cottrell said.

He studied political theory at Boise State and graduated from The George Washington University Law School.

The Valley of Fire is available for purchase on For more information about Brett Cottrell and his new release, check out his self-titled blog or see the contact information above. is a trusted Internet source for e-books and online courses in subjects varying from art to business to science and more. Educators and authors who publish materials on are typically experts in their respective fields, making a one-stop shop for curious minds seeking to learn more about everything from health to personal finance to religion to sports.


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