Behind Whispering Pines
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Genre: Biography
Publication Year: 2012
Length: 34 pages
ASIN: B00ACW9FKW
ISBN: 9781481243490
Behind Whispering Pines is the prelude to Finding Gloria, a 250 page inspirational memoir by Marianne Curtis. In Behind Whispering Pines, the author discovers her adoptive mother is in the local hospital without her knowledge. Estranged from her once physically abusive mother, Curtis pays her a visit for the first time in over two years. The woman who once beat and starved her; said she was ugly and useless, was now suffering from dementia and waiting for placement in a nursing home. 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.
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Behind Whispering Pines is the prelude to Finding Gloria, a 250 page inspirational memoir by Marianne Curtis. In Behind Whispering Pines, the author discovers her adoptive mother is in the local hospital without her knowledge. Estranged from her once physically abusive mother, Curtis pays her a visit for the first time in over two years. The woman who once beat and starved her; said she was ugly and useless, was now suffering from dementia and waiting for placement in a nursing home. 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.

Author: Marianne Curtis

With a pen in her hand and a camera hanging around her neck, southern Manitoba native, Marianne Curtis has written several thousand freelance articles for the Dawson Trail Dispatch since 1997.

Her debut publication, a memoir called Finding Gloria, is a source of hope and inspiration for others as Marianne reveals raw, honest details about the mental and physical abuse she suffered as a child and teenager and how she found love, healing and peace. It reached the top of the Amazon best sellers list numerous occasions in Canada, United States and United Kingdom.

Since releasing Finding Gloria, Curtis has raised international awareness on the effects of child abuse, bullying, mental health issues and social injustice through writing and speaking engagements on radio, newspaper, podcasts, social media and television. For this work, she received a YWCA Woman of Distinction award nod in 2013.

In the fall of 2014, Curtis will release Rae of Hope: Stories from Survivors, a compilation of stories written by bullying survivors around the world. “Rae of Hope” unites survivors with common goals – to inspire, give hope, save lives and ultimately Stop Bullying across the world.

Website: http://moondustandmadness.wordpress.com/ and http://emeraldpublications.wordpress.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FindingGloria?ref=hl
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Moondust and Madness: A Collection of Poetry
A Discreet Betrayal
Rae of Hope: Stories from Survivors
Finding Gloria
Behind Whispering Pines
Brian’s Last Ride
About the Author
Marianne Curtis

With a pen in her hand and a camera hanging around her neck, southern Manitoba native, Marianne Curtis has written several thousand freelance articles for the Dawson Trail Dispatch since 1997.

Her debut publication, a memoir called Finding Gloria, is a source of hope and inspiration for others as Marianne reveals raw, honest details about the mental and physical abuse she suffered as a child and teenager and how she found love, healing and peace. It reached the top of the Amazon best sellers list numerous occasions in Canada, United States and United Kingdom.

Since releasing Finding Gloria, Curtis has raised international awareness on the effects of child abuse, bullying, mental health issues and social injustice through writing and speaking engagements on radio, newspaper, podcasts, social media and television. For this work, she received a YWCA Woman of Distinction award nod in 2013.

In the fall of 2014, Curtis will release Rae of Hope: Stories from Survivors, a compilation of stories written by bullying survivors around the world. “Rae of Hope” unites survivors with common goals - to inspire, give hope, save lives and ultimately Stop Bullying across the world.

Website: http://moondustandmadness.wordpress.com/ and http://emeraldpublications.wordpress.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FindingGloria?ref=hl
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6443352.Marianne_Curtis
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Marianne-Curtis/e/B007U67YGK
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WriterChick68
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MarianneCurtis_author

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Authors: Marianne Curtis.
Genres: Biography.