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…

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 cover…

Welcome to a Virtual Author Reading

Marie Estorge reads from her debut novel, IN THE MIDDLE OF OTHERWISE. Please listen along as Marie reads from Chapter One. For more information, please visit Thank you!


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 of…


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About Me

Hi! I’m a member of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. My essays have appeared in numerous publications including the San Francisco Chronicle, East Bay Times, and Diablo Magazine. I have published two memoirs under the name Marie Etienne: Storkbites: A Memoir and Confessions of a Bi-Polar Mardi Gras Queen. I’m currently working on a 3rd memoir, Operation Sunflower. Thank you for visiting my website.

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