Finding Gloria
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Genre: Biography
Publication Year: 2012
Length: 254 pages
ASIN: B00AAS39AA
ISBN: 9781481063920
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. Pouring her own hardships out onto the page, Marianne Curtis recounts her experiences growing up as an adopted child: adopted at birth, she was raised in a household where she was subjected to terrible and heart breaking forms of abuse. Her adoptive mother repeatedly tried to break her spirit, insisting that she was worthless and unwanted. In a desperate attempt to escape her circumstance, Curtis fled, as a teenager, to another city. Desperate for acceptance and love, she married at age eighteen, and, by twenty-four, had four children. Her insecurities from her traumatic childhood followed her, however, and eventually led to the dissolution of three marriages and her own mental breakdown. Finally, after the death of her adoptive mother, Curtis searched out her birth family, found them through Facebook, and eventually came to a place of love, healing, peace, and acceptance through the family she had not known for more than four decades. An inspiring story about rising from the ashes of our pasts, Marianne Curtis' memoir is written in a pure, vivid voice, and draws readers in with her will to survive despite the seemingly insurmountable struggles that she faced. Finding Gloria is one woman's incredible story of love, loss, redemption, and forgiveness, even in the face of devastating events. A beautiful and moving tale, Curtis' raw emotion and fragile hope is revealed through her candid prose and unbreakable spirit.
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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. Pouring her own hardships out onto the page, Marianne Curtis recounts her experiences growing up as an adopted child: adopted at birth, she was raised in a household where she was subjected to terrible and heart breaking forms of abuse. Her adoptive mother repeatedly tried to break her spirit, insisting that she was worthless and unwanted. In a desperate attempt to escape her circumstance, Curtis fled, as a teenager, to another city. Desperate for acceptance and love, she married at age eighteen, and, by twenty-four, had four children. Her insecurities from her traumatic childhood followed her, however, and eventually led to the dissolution of three marriages and her own mental breakdown. Finally, after the death of her adoptive mother, Curtis searched out her birth family, found them through Facebook, and eventually came to a place of love, healing, peace, and acceptance through the family she had not known for more than four decades. An inspiring story about rising from the ashes of our pasts, Marianne Curtis’ memoir is written in a pure, vivid voice, and draws readers in with her will to survive despite the seemingly insurmountable struggles that she faced. Finding Gloria is one woman’s incredible story of love, loss, redemption, and forgiveness, even in the face of devastating events. A beautiful and moving tale, Curtis’ raw emotion and fragile hope is revealed through her candid prose and unbreakable spirit.

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.

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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.