Marie Estorge is an accountant for various tech startups in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her passion, however, is writing.
Marie is a member of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and an active member of the online writing community Scribophile. She a voracious reader of literary and mainstream fiction and nonfiction. Her essays have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Contra Costa Times and Diablo Magazine. In addition to her completed debut novel, In The Middle of Otherwise, Marie has two other works (literary memoir and upmarket novel) in various forms of completion and is currently seeking literary representation. She earned her MBA from University of San Francisco.
Marie has published two memoirs Storkbites and Confessions of a Bi-Polar Mardi Gras Queen under the pen name Marie Etienne. Etienne is Steven in French. Steven is the name of Marie’s younger brother who, sadly, committed suicide at age 19.
Marie is also a novice artist and crafts-person and loves creating sculptures, mosaics, handmade steel wire baskets, jewelry, quilts, purses, etc. Her modern baskets have been featured in Diablo Magazine. She was selected to participate in the 2015 Celebration of Craftswomen in San Francisco.
Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.
– Barbara Kingsolver