Marianne Curley

Marianne Curley

Marianne Curley (born 1959) is an Australian author. She was born in Windsor, New South Wales, and lived on a property hugging the Hawkesbury River until a flood washed away the family home and all their belongings. She can still remember coming home from school with her older brothers and sister, dropping bags on the back verandah and racing each other for the river. Her brothers always won and proceeded to try and drown both her and her sister. The family moved to a small farm on the outskirts of Sydney, and with no close neighbours.

Marianne soon discovered her love of books, becoming a school librarian at the age of nine.  Her first job was a secretary for a solicitor in a government legal department, where she was introduced to computers, which soon became her second-favourite pastime.

After marrying and having three children Marianne and her young family moved to Coffs Harbour, a coastal city on the mid north coast of New South Wales. It was there, surrounded by beaches, rainforests and fresh clean air, that Marianne began to write. Returning to the work force as a teacher of adult education, Marianne took writing courses, experimenting with different styles and techniques. She found writing for young adults the most challenging and satisfying. 


Marianne Curley's Official Website.

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Edited by 2008-03-20 (Thialfi)
Speculative Fiction Novels (7)
2015  Fearless (Avena, #3)
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2014  Broken (Avena, #2)
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2013  Hidden (Avena, #1)
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2005  The Key (Guardians of Time, #3)
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2003  The Dark (Guardians of Time, #2)
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2002  The Named (Guardians of Time, #1)
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2001  Old Magic
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