Press Release

For Immediate Release 2/28/2016


Ellen Parry Lewis’ Fourth Novel to be Published Through Metal Lunchbox Publishing

FREDERICK, MARYLAND: Metal Lunchbox Publishing announced today it had acquired the rights to Risking a Life, a novel by Ellen Parry Lewis.

Risking a Life is the fourth novel by Ellen Parry Lewis published by Metal Lunchbox Publishing. “Ellen Parry Lewis is an excellent storyteller and we are thrilled to be publishing her latest work,” said Sam Varney, Publisher of Metal Lunchbox Publishing. “Risking a Life is an intriguing journey of a strong young woman on a quest to better her position in life with tragic results.”

Set in 1854, Risking a Life follows the life of an impoverished young maid Louisa West who is frustrated with her hard life. She learns of a mysterious creature in the woods that offers a wager where the stakes are either unfathomable fortune or irreversible loss. Louisa braves the dark forest to find the menacing creature and to make the deadly wager. She enjoys love, life and luxury until she begins to realize her decision has far reaching unintended consequences that impact her life in ways she never could have imagined threatening all she had gained and all she had before.

Ellen Parry Lewis is the author of the young adult novels Avenging Her Father, An Unremarkable Girl, and Future Vision. Before turning to fiction full-time, Ellen was a freelance reporter for several newspapers. Ellen lives in New Jersey with her husband, daughter, son, and two dachshunds. To learn more about Ellen Parry Lewis, please visit

Metal Lunchbox plans to release Risking a Life in both print and digital formats in Spring 2016.

Metal Lunchbox Publishing is an American publishing company specializing in graphic novels, illustrated children’s books, young adult, science fiction and fantasy. Metal Lunchbox Publishing was founded in 2009 by SF Varney to serve as a home for creative storytellers and artists.

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