Marie the Elder

I turned the corner of the hospital corridor and looked at the patient in the room where I was expecting to see my former mother-in-law. The white-haired woman who lay swaddled in bedding, surrounded by IV bags and equipment looked too old and emaciated to be Marie. I asked at the nurse’s station where I could find Room 2012. She pointed to the frail lady across the hall.

Confessions of a Bipolar Mardi Gras Queen

It’s been thirteen years since the original, hardcover publication of CONFESSIONS OF A BIPOLAR MARDI GRAS QUEEN by Marie Etienne . Now, I’m thrilled to introduce the newly designed cover for the paperback edition. If you missed reading this follow-up memoir to Storkbites: A Memoir, now is your chance. The beautiful model for the coverContinue reading “Confessions of a Bipolar Mardi Gras Queen”


Alluvium Books is thrilled to announce the audiobook release of THEN THERE WAS LARRY, a memoir by Marie Estorge.   Marie is the bestselling author of Storkbites: A Memoir and Confessions of a Bipolar Mardi Gras Queen (penned under Marie Etienne) and her debut novel, In the Middle of Otherwise. THEN THERE WAS LARRY is a real-life cautionary tale ofContinue reading “THEN THERE WAS LARRY”

Twelve Questions for Marie Estorge

Amy Schorr asks Marie Estorge, author of IN THE MIDDLE OF OTHERWISE, 12 questions Amy: The title of your book IN THE MIDDLE OF OTHERWISE is quite intriguing. Would you please tell us about it? Marie: My day job is accounting and during a hectic financial close, my colleague said, “Here we are in theContinue reading “Twelve Questions for Marie Estorge”

in the middle of otherwise – Now Available!

I’m pleased to announce that in the middle of otherwise is now published and available for sale. The eBook is available on Amazon and other options will be available soon. To purchase a signed copy directly from the author, please click here. Free shipping for the first 50 orders. Also available in eBook and paperbackContinue reading “in the middle of otherwise – Now Available!”

In the Middle of Otherwise

New review by N.N. Light’s Book Heaven (December 2, 2020): Jenny, overcome with grief over the accidental death of her toddler son, decides today is the day she’s going to kill herself. She has nothing to live for… or does she? When she meets insurance salesman Brodie, she wonders if the universe is telling herContinue reading “In the Middle of Otherwise”