Marianne Curtis

Publisher info

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

Rae of Hope: Stories from Survivors
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,160. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships
Rae of Hope: Stories from Survivors is a collection of real stories, written by real people who have suffered at the hands of bullies. In each story, contributors dig deep into their own painful memories, to vulnerably expose their horrors with the hope that their survival will inspire others to fight.
A Discreet Betrayal
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,270. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
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
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 91,800. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Abuse / general
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
Price: Free! Words: 8,110. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » 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
Price: Free! Words: 8,850. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships
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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
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,720. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Adoption, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Child abuse
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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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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