Author Bob Rohland’s new book “Mario and Maria” is a thought-provoking work of fantasy fiction following two young people on a remarkable journey of self-discovery

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Recent release “Mario and Maria” from Page Publishing author Bob Rohland is a gripping and potent odyssey introducing a young man and woman whose carefree and rudderless lives are turned upside down after picking up a magical artifact in a strange antiques store. Join them on their spellbinding adventure in which they learn to embrace the life-changing qualities of love, commitment, and consideration for others above themselves.

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Bob Rohland is a married father of four, 1955 graduate of Penn State, where he played football and basketball. He is a US military veteran who served nearly thirty years in the Army including deployments in Korea, Okinawa, Vietnam, and other theaters at troop level with Special Forces and conventional parachute organizations and retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1984. Bob has published his new book “Mario and Maria”: a provocative fantasy that keeps the pages turning until the satisfying conclusion

Rohland writes, “Two young people, Mario and Maria, who spent all their time drifting through life with no commitment to anything or anyone other than themselves, are finally forced to face reality when the magical gourd they decide to handle in a strange and sinister-looking antique store surprises them with startling consequences that places them in deep ocean until they learn strong merit and true love complete. Becoming separated, their underwater trip then takes them around the world, placing them in many challenging situations from which they learn true love and the fact that care, consideration, and commitment—to more than just themselves—are of major importance for happiness and success in one’s life. Finally, their deep-sea travel results in their arriving back to where their trip began and returning to their lives as they knew them before visiting the strange and sinister-looking antique store.”

Published by Page Publishing, Bob Rohland’s engrossing book is a riveting fantasy with an important message for lasting peace and happiness.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Mario and Maria” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional, full-service publishing house that handles all the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create - not mired in logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and so on. Page’s accomplished writers and publishing professionals allow authors to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues to focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at

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