Marianne Curtis

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Since the fall of 1997, Marianne Curtis has been writing for the Dawson Trail Dispatch. She has since published over 7,000 articles in the monthly publication.

While she prefers investigative pieces, Ms. Curtis does not limit her expertise. Over the years she has covered hardcore news, political issues, public interest groups, community events, sports and entertainment. She also does her own photography.

When Ms. Curtis is not writing for the newspaper, she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and with her many friends.

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Books

A Discreet Betrayal
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,270. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Emma met Stephan through an online dating service. After dating two years, she discovers a secret double life. Discover the lengths one woman will go to discover the truth, while putting her life on the line to protect those she loves.
Finding Gloria - Special Edition
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,800. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Author Marianne Curtis reveals her own personal, heart-wrenching, and, ultimately, inspiring story in Finding Gloria. Her past is laid bare in achingly honest detail, and her willingness to share her story with resonate with readers everywhere.
Brian's Last Ride
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,110. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Based on a True Story In Brian's Last Ride the author brings the reader to the scene of an unintentional hit-and-run; then walks them through the aftermath.
Behind Whispering Pines
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Price: Free! Words: 8,850. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Finding Gloria
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,720. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Adoption
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.

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Smashwords book reviews by Marianne Curtis

  • After the Fire: A Personal Essay on Dec. 14, 2012

    I enjoyed this story because it put me in a place where I could imagine what it would be like for a person such as myself to walk into a university and try to sign up for a writing class. I have wanted to do so, but even after published several thousand articles in a monthly paper, I STILL question my actual skill enough to be too cowardly to submit my work for other people’s criticism (yet I have since published four books) It seems like no matter how long or much we write, we are still our worst critics and hearing what other people think about our work both validates our pieces and our talent. I am glad the author continues to write and I am eager to check out his other work. Marianne Curtis Author of Finding Gloria and Behind Whispering Pines
  • After the Fire: A Personal Essay on Dec. 14, 2012

    I enjoyed this story because it put me in a place where I could imagine what it would be like for a person such as myself to walk into a university and try to sign up for a writing class. I have wanted to do so, but even after published several thousand articles in a monthly paper, I STILL question my actual skill enough to be too cowardly to submit my work for other people’s criticism (yet I have since published four books) It seems like no matter how long or much we write, we are still our worst critics and hearing what other people think about our work both validates our pieces and our talent. I am glad the author continues to write and I am eager to check out his other work. Marianne Curtis Author of Finding Gloria and Behind Whispering Pines
  • The Austen Avenger on Dec. 20, 2012
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    The Austin Avenger is a fun little story ~ I like how it was written from the perspective of a male. It is hard to imagine a man knowing who Jane Austin is, never mind reading her books and I think this is an awesome storyline! I love how he turned her a superhero! It was a quick read but definitely worth it. Marianne Curtis Author of Finding Gloria, Moondust and Madness: a collection of Poetry, Behind Whispering Pines and Brian's Last Ride
  • Autumn Leaves on Dec. 20, 2012

    Autumn Leaves is a collection of ten poets composed by Peter Allchin. It is nice to see another poet who writes like I do. Very enjoyable – I can’t wait to check out his other pieces. Marianne Curtis Author Finding Gloria, Moondust and Madness: A collection of Poetry, Behind Whispering Pines and Brian's Last Ride
  • Be Still, Sweet Morsels on Dec. 20, 2012

    This IS a very short, short story – I love it!!! It was awesome how the writer kept you guessing – I admit, my mind was all over the place, wondering who’s perspective was coming out in the tale. I laughed out loud when it was revealed who the author was. Great little story! Marianne Curtis Author Finding Gloria, Moondust and Madness: A collection of Poetry, Behind Whispering Pines and Brian's Last Ride
  • Bonnifer on Dec. 20, 2012

    This is the second story I have read by Fred Bubbers. While I was not thrilled with the subject matter (the cheating aspect) of the story, I enjoyed the way the author shared his thoughts and activities. Bubbers knows how engage a reader by weaving an interesting tale and I credit him for reigniting my love for short stories. Keep up the great work. Marianne Curtis Author Finding Gloria, Moondust and Madness: A collection of Poetry, Behind Whispering Pines and Brian's Last Ride
  • Burnt Ends And Caterpillar Poems on Dec. 20, 2012

    A very nice little collection of poems – keep up the great work! Marianne Curtis Author Finding Gloria, Moondust and Madness: A collection of Poetry, Behind Whispering Pines and Brian's Last Ride
  • Youme: A Poetry Compilation on Dec. 20, 2012

    A nice little collection of poems – I really enjoyed Songs of Live – what a creative way to pay homage to some of the best songs ever written. Marianne Curtis Author Finding Gloria, Moondust and Madness: A collection of Poetry, Behind Whispering Pines and Brian's Last Ride
  • Closing Shift on Dec. 22, 2012

    I really enjoyed this little short story; such a simple thing; a stolen moment at the end of a shift. The story left me hoping this couple experiences more than a one-nighter between two lonely people ~ it is too bad that she ran away. Marianne Curtis Author Finding Gloria, Moondust and Madness: A collection of Poetry, Behind Whispering Pines and Brian's Last Ride
  • Natural Selection on Dec. 22, 2012

    I have never been in the position to have to hire or fire anything so I really appreciated the author’s attempt to put the reader in the position to understand that it was not an easy thing to do, even though it is one’s job. Bubbers is very good at painting a picture with his words that leads you to become emotionally invested in his story. While I am sure he was doing his job, it is sad that the hero’s family did not understand his commitment to his job and abandoned him in the end. It’s hard to be a working person, taking care of one’s family and still be 100% father or mother; it also takes a special person to understand that and chose to stay. Marianne Curtis Author Finding Gloria, Moondust and Madness: A collection of Poetry, Behind Whispering Pines and Brian's Last Ride
  • The Jungle Mess on Dec. 22, 2012

    I downloaded this ebook and enjoyed reading it to my granddaughter. I think it is an adorable story because as a mother, I too have said the same thing to my brood “clean your room, there is a jungle in there.” Adorable story that entices the imagination – the only thing that was missing were the pictures, but that is okay ~ we went and drew out own. Thanks for this great story! Marianne Curtis Author Finding Gloria, Moondust and Madness: A collection of Poetry, Behind Whispering Pines and Brian's Last Ride
  • The Squirrels of Summer on Dec. 22, 2012

    Once again, another delightful piece by Robert Mason. My grand-daughter and I are becoming huge fans of this thought provoking write who not only tells a good story but also delivers a message that children understand. Marianne Curtis Author Finding Gloria, Moondust and Madness: A collection of Poetry, Behind Whispering Pines and Brian's Last Ride
  • The Wedding Gift (Four Weddings and a Fiasco, Book 1): Contemporary Romance on Dec. 23, 2012

    Over the last decade or so, I’ve stopped reading romances, but lately I’ve been reacquainting myself with all genres and I am glad that I started with this one. It was fun, fast paced and engaging. The way the book ended, it makes the reader want to rush out and get the next one. Good job. Marianne Curtis Author Finding Gloria, Moondust and Madness: A collection of Poetry, Behind Whispering Pines and Brian's Last Ride
  • Tribe on Dec. 23, 2012

    Stepping into the world of science fiction or fantasy is a huge leap of faith for me; but I am glad that I didn’t look ahead, and in this case, I jumped. I downloaded this book without any illusions or preludes. I didn’t even read the description – and I was NOT disappointed. I love the concept – the ability to clone one-self and how it could be a great benefit or not. I think the author did a great job creating intrigue. It makes the reader want to know what could happen if this was possible and how far the main character would go with this ability. Awesome story! Marianne Curtis Author Finding Gloria, Moondust and Madness: A collection of Poetry, Behind Whispering Pines and Brian's Last Ride
  • The Tunnel on Dec. 23, 2012

    What an interesting and frightening concept – to entire a tunnel and come out the other side into a world you`ve never seen before. The author did an amazing job with this story line. It makes the reader want to know more. Great job!! Marianne Curtis Author Finding Gloria, Moondust and Madness: A collection of Poetry, Behind Whispering Pines and Brian's Last Ride
  • A Cutthroat Business on Dec. 26, 2012

    What an enjoyable little story!!! I loved the heroine – strong yet witty; she reminded me of someone I know. It has been over twenty years since I walked away from my addiction of romance series (I loved romantic trilogies), but I enjoyed this one so much, I am looking for “Hot Property” because I cant wait to see what happens with Savannah and Rafe. Marianne Curtis Author Finding Gloria, Moondust and Madness: A collection of Poetry, Behind Whispering Pines and Brian's Last Ride
  • Only Love Can Break Your Heart on Dec. 26, 2012

    I really enjoy this writer’s style of stories; not only does he paint a vivid picture he also comes from a generation where things were changing very quickly throughout the world and his stories reflect that. I am not sure if the author gets his stories from his own life experiences, or if they are part of a bigger picture; but I personally think he should expand on this piece and turn it into a full sized memoir, autobiography or fiction book. Thank you ~ I have immensely enjoyed each piece I have read by this writer. Marianne Curtis Author Finding Gloria, Moondust and Madness: A collection of Poetry, Behind Whispering Pines and Brian's Last Ride
  • Only Time Will Tell on Dec. 26, 2012

    What an awesome story!!! While I am not a huge fantasy reader, I LOVE time-travel stories and this one was well written and believable. I also liked the story line combined with love story. I am not sure if the author plans on bringing together both characters again, but it would be cool to bring the heroine to the future so she can be with her soldier hero. Marianne Curtis Author Finding Gloria Moondust and Madness: A collection of Poetry Behind Whispering Pines Finding Gloria ~ Special Edition Brian’s Last Ride
  • A Distortion of the Dead on Dec. 26, 2012

    What a gripping short story!!! I was there, I was scared, I was holding my breath and rooting for the Canuck (of course, because I am Canadian). I noticed that this is a first for the author – I will definitely be checking out more of the author’s stories. Marianne Curtis Author Finding Gloria, Moondust and Madness: A collection of Poetry, Behind Whispering Pines, Finding Gloria ~ Special Edition and Brian’s Last Ride
  • The Bridge: A short story on Dec. 26, 2012

    I don't normally read war stories and I am glad that I made this one my first in over two decades. I found the author's tale very engaging and it made me want to know the rest of the story. Our generation and the ones after us seem to have forgotten the importance of these wars and the sacrifices made by the men and women who gave their lives for our freedoms. Stories like this are important to share, especially when coming from the mouths of those who were actually there; fiction or otherwise, when they come from someone who has been there, you know there is some truth to it. I especially like that even though the author is incapacitated; his family is still sharing his stories with the world. Thank you William Thomas, for your service and sharing your stories. Author Finding Gloria, Moondust and Madness: A collection of Poetry, Behind Whispering Pines, Finding Gloria ~ Special Edition and Brian’s Last Ride
  • Tortoise Shell Glasses on Dec. 26, 2012

    A game of hide and seek gone wrong - what a brilliant short story!!! While I would love to hear what happened to the boy during his absence, it is also nice how it is left to the imagination. Now I am off to check out some of this author`s other words of literary art. Marianne Curtis Author Finding Gloria, Moondust and Madness: A collection of Poetry, Behind Whispering Pines, Finding Gloria ~ Special Edition and Brian’s Last Ride
  • Tortoise Shell Glasses on Dec. 26, 2012

    A game of hide and seek gone wrong - what a brilliant short story!!! While I would love to hear what happened to the boy during his absence, it is also nice how it is left to the imagination. Now I am off to check out some of this author`s other words of literary art. Marianne Curtis Author Finding Gloria, Moondust and Madness: A collection of Poetry, Behind Whispering Pines, Finding Gloria ~ Special Edition and Brian’s Last Ride
  • The Wizard Takes a Holiday on Dec. 26, 2012

    What a fun story – the `snot nosed toddler` was an adorable twist. How I wished when I was small that I had similar talents. If one opens their mind, it makes you wonder if there are really wizards walking around us along with children with special talents – we just don’t notice them. I love stories that travel into the supernatural world in this manner. Good job! I also really enjoyed the other stories this ebook has to offer – it contains some really good pieces by several other writers (I want to read Undead Dixie Debs now) Reading this ebook was a pleasant way to spend the afternoon. Thank you! Marianne Curtis Author Finding Gloria, Moondust and Madness: A collection of Poetry, Behind Whispering Pines, Finding Gloria ~ Special Edition and Brian’s Last Ride
  • The Star Creature on Dec. 26, 2012

    Loved this short story. The author says he is unemployed? Well, I think he found his calling!!! Keep writing. Marianne Curtis Author Finding Gloria, Moondust and Madness: A collection of Poetry, Behind Whispering Pines, Finding Gloria ~ Special Edition and Brian’s Last Ride
  • The Spirit Within on Jan. 27, 2013

    Marianne Curtis Author Finding Gloria, Moondust and Madness: A collection of Poetry, Behind Whispering Pines, Finding Gloria ~ Special Edition and Brian’s Last Ride
  • The Second Fly Caster: Fatherhood, Recovery and an Unforgettable Tournament on Jan. 27, 2013

    I enjoy reading short stories because they usually tell a great story, have a lesson involved and move on. This story is no exception. A boy idolizes his father and feels threatened when a better fly caster comes along. While he loves watching his father cast his rod, he doesn’t see the real value of the patience and practice until he meets another, more skilled caster than his dad. But instead of dethroning the father as a hero in his son`s eyes, the new fisherman gives the son a better perspective on why casting meant so much for his father. After practising, he honoured his father by breaking the record he was never able to. My father was a fly-caster. While I was too young to appreciate or even remember his skills, I remember my father`s face when he would talk about fishing and pour over magazines to learn how to make his own flies. I enjoyed this story because it mentally put me in a place where I could appreciate my father`s love of his hobby and mourn the fact that he never went fishing again during the last 20 years of his life – it made me very sad for him. Marianne Curtis Author Finding Gloria, Moondust and Madness: A collection of Poetry, Behind Whispering Pines, Finding Gloria ~ Special Edition and Brian’s Last Ride