―Cynthia J Faryon, Author of Sisters Torn & Freelance Writer
The courage to expose the best and the worst of oneself for all the public to see is a rare strength. Marianne shows that strength page after page.
―Dan Guetre, Publisher
This is a story of a woman's undying need to be recognized and loved, and to love. It's about a woman who survives poverty, homelessness and depravation, only to rise above those conditions to find forgiveness, humanity and self-worth. - James Kostelniuk, Author of Wolves Among Sheep & Freelance Writer
Finding Gloria is the memoir of a woman who was given up at birth, experienced physical and emotional abuse and makes her way through a difficult journey to a happier present. The title is appropriate to the story and the author should be commended for recording this tale of extreme suffering and her journey out of the ashes. Many people say they want to write a book but this author followed through when most do not. That the author was able to reach the present with a loving and forgiving heart is a testament to her strength. 20th Annual Writer's Digest Annual Self-Published Book Awards