Books

Designed and laid out for Marianne Curtis by Emerald Publications

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 shares her inspiring story of forgiveness and healing.


Moondust and Madness: a collection of poetry

While most people can rise out of despair by talking, Marianne Curtis picked up her pen and wrote her way back to sanity.

Moondust and Madness: a collection of poetry is taken from the author’s personal diary written during the darkest and happiest times of her life. Each piece reflects joy or heartbreak; some celebrate new life while others mourn great loss.

The end result is this compilation – a collection with a cause. Funds raised through the sale of this book will go to the Kids Help Phone.


Finding Gloria ~ Second Edition

Marianne Curtis is an author from Manitoba, Canada. Her first book “Finding Gloria” follows her   healing process after a lifetime of abuse and deprivation. The second edition comes with exclusive photographs and new information.

This edition is also available as a limited edition HARDCOVER


Behind Whispering Pines

Behind Whispering Pines is the prelude to Finding Gloria, a 250 page inspirational memoir by Marianne Curtis.

What started out as an English class assignment when the author returned to school (and graduated) in 2005 at the age of 38 has turned into an inspirational memoir of survival called “Finding Gloria”. In Finding Gloria Marianne tears apart her life chapter by chapter to the point that she realizes that in order to be happy, she had to close the door on her past forever.

***could be considered a spoiler to Finding Gloria as this piece was the jumping off point for the heartbreaking, yet inspirational memoir.


Brian's Last RideBased on a true story!

An innocent dirt bike ride turns fatal; a 14 year old loses his life.
In Brian’s Last Ride, the author brings the reader to the scene of a hit-and-run, then walks them through the aftermath.
A short story.


Using her personal Internet dating experiences as inspiration, Marianne Curtis recounts the story of Emma, a magazine journalist who specializes in investigative pieces. At the urging of her best friend,, single Emma joins an on-line dating site where she meets Stephan, the man of her dreams. In a shocking twist, Emma discovers more to her fiancé’s deception including a stunning connection that leaves everyone gasping in shock and horror. How far would you go to discover the truth?


*All these books are available as paperback and e-books through Sony, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Diesel, Page Foundry, Baker and Taylor, Overdrive, Scribd, Oyster, FlipKart, and Library Direct

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