Breakout autobiography hits best sellers list

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Breakout autobiography hits best sellers list

 ILE DES CHENES, Manitoba (June 22, 2012) –  Finding Gloria, a memoir written by Dawson Trail Dispatch journalist Marianne Curtis was named on Winnipeg Best Sellers List at McNally Robinson Bookstores for the week of June 17.

“This is something I never expected,” says Curtis. “I wrote the book for find healing. I expected to sell a few copies to family and friends but never did I dream this big.”

The book critically looks at her life and the hurdles she has overcome to achieve a personal success, a place she describes as being comfortable and accepting of who she is.

With sales of over 1,000 copies in less than a couple of weeks, and book launch events from Landmark, Lorette, Steinbach and most recently McNally Robinson Book Sellers, she is trying to deal with her authored success and recognition. Recently she appeared on the CJOB’s Book Club, CBC Radio One and was recently featured on CBC’s Manitoba Scene.

“What an inspirational story,” stated CJOB Producer Richard Cloutier.

“Such strength and bravery to overcome everything she’s been through. To find forgiveness of herself and her family like that, it’s so beautiful and it’s so powerful – her strength I sat in awe of her while listening to her story,” added Justine Routhier, Host of The Book Club on CJOB Weekend Show.  “I think she is an amazing person and she is already inspiring so many people to change and kind of reflect on themselves and grow and become a better person from it.`

About Finding Gloria:

Imagine growing up hearing you are nothing. Imagine believing you are predestined to be useless and worthless. Imagine believing you are unlovable and TWO mothers despised you enough to either toss you aside or abuse you.

In Finding Gloria, the author tells her story beginning from the moment she was given up for adoption. In this inspirational yet heartbreaking memoir, Marianne Curtis exposes her upbringing in an abusive adoptive home where she was beaten and starved, until she bravely flees for her life as a teenager.
With honest openness, “Finding Gloria” chronicles the author’s desperate attempts to rise out of the ashes, until her “light bulb moment” as she discovers everything she grew up believing about herself was based on lies. Armed with forgiveness she discovers she can’t run from her past, but she can change her future.

Finding Gloria has been released in paperback and e-book. It can be ordered online at, McNally Robinson Bookstores and  It is also available in select stores in communities throughout the southeast. A complimentary downloadable version is available to media upon request.

Marianne Curtis is the head writer for the Dawson Trail Dispatch, a monthly publication that covers all of southern Manitoba. Over the past fifteen years, she has published over 7,000 articles on topics ranging from hard core news, politics, current events, fundraisers, sports and public interest pieces.



Marianne Curtis, author

(204) 878-2408

Dan Guetre, Editor Dawson Trail Dispatch

(204) 422-8548


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