Marie Bartlett (Speaker)

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Marie Bartlett



Born in Melbourne, Australia to an Australian mother and American father, Marie Bartlett spent more than twenty-five years as a creative nonfiction writer and public relations consultant. A member of the American Society of Journalists & Authors (ASJA) and the Western Writers of America (WWA) she has four published nonfiction books to her credit and hundreds of print articles, including features in Good Housekeeping and Seventeen. She has ghost-written three nonfiction books and is currently working on her fourth. 

She holds a Master of Arts degree in Education and a minor in Sociology. 

Her first novel, Pearl, MD is the result of her many years as a nonfiction researcher and her love of history, particularly the late nineteenth century. 

Also by Marie Bartlett 

  • “Trooper Down: Life & Death on the Highway Patrol” (Algonquin Books, 1991) 

  • “Flight for Life” (Pocket Books, NY, 1993) 

  • “Gifts from Shane” (iUniverse, 2002) 

  • “Frontier Nursing Service: America’s First Rural Midwife School” (McFarland, 


    Pearl, MD and the sequel (2) Pearl, MD: The Way West are both historical fiction set in the time period of the 1880s. 

    She is also the author of four nonfiction books: Trooper Down; Flight for Life; Gifts from Shan; The Frontier Nursing Service: America’s First Rural Nurse-Midwife Service and School. 

    In addition, she ghostwrites for individuals who want to see their own book-length stories come to life. Ghostwritten books include: Contrarian Marketing, Warrior for Freedom: Challenge, Triumph and Change; Scared Straight to Success; work-in-progress A Coveted Life. 

    Marie Bartlett holds a Master’s degree in Education and has had public speaking experience through former jobs, through college level teaching and through presentations of all her books. 

    The Pearl, MD books have been presented at the following locations and events: 

Student assembly, historical presentation, West Pines Elementary, Greeneville, TN, Feb, 2014 

Blue Ridge Books (independent), book signing and speaking engagement, Waynesville, NC, March, 2014 

Greeneville Library Book Club meeting, Greeneville, TN, May, 2014 

Multiple book club events at private homes, Asheville, NC August, September and October, 2014 

NC Retired teachers Association meeting, Asheville, NC November, 2014 

Malaprop’s book store (an independent) book signing and speaking engagement in Asheville, NC Feb, 2015 

American Association of University Women event in Daytona Beach Shores, FL, Feb, 2015 

Women’s History Month, Asheville-Buncombe Community College, Asheville, NC, March 2015 with book signing and presentation. 

Fletcher Library book event, Fletcher, NC April, 2015 

The author is open to any and all presentations if her travel expenses are covered. 

As a historial, she can speak on historical significance in her novels, how she writes, where she gets her ideas, and the novel itself. 

Pearl is now on Facebook and Instagram and website at Like “Pearl” on Facebook at 



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