About the Author
George Curtis was born at St. Joseph's Free Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee, on August 6, 1949. His first home was in Detroit, Michigan.
In 1962 his family moved to Modesto, California. He graduated from Davis High in 1967. He then enlisted for a tour of duty in the United States Air Force lasting four years. In 1971 he began college obtaining an AA degree from Santa Rosa Junior College and a BA degree from California State University Sonoma. Graduate studies followed at the University of the Pacific.
George has a daughter, Jennifer, and a son, Andrew. Currently he is a bachelor who loves to travel. He is in the process of arranging a nationwide tour speaking on behalf of children's rights issues. Lifetime Cable and CBS have recently contacted him about turning his life story into a movie.
Future plans include writing more books focusing on the plight of abused children. To help him in this goal he would like to see legislation enacted to correct the injustices of abused children.
His favorite quote in life is "It is not how you get knocked down in life, for we all have that happen to us at sometime, but it is how you get up."George feels the only way to eliminate current social problems is to practice prevention.
The topic of the times is children. An important part of that topic is adopted babies. All of the talk shows including Oprah, Donahue, and Sally Jesse have in the last year, featured several programs dealing with adopted children. In addition, there has been interest in the Tennessee Children's Home Society Scandal, the largest black market baby selling atrocity and injustice in american history. Unsolved Mysteries, Sixty Minutes, and Lifetime Cable's TV movie, "STOLEN BABIES" have all dealt with the TCHS scandal. So, it is time that one of the children whose life has been comprehensively affected by this outrage to step forward and tell his story. "Tennessee Tears" is about such a person.
Brian Bubnes was raised in a totally dehumanizing adoptive environment. Only his strong belief in God saved him. All through his life, he sought his biological family as he suffered with polio, dyslexia, alcoholism and the effects of physical, mental, and emotional abuse. After years of failing to find his natural family, he nearly gave up. However life did not give up on him, the fire to find that which was rightfully his was rekindled by a friend who taped a Sixty Minutes episode on TCHS. The tape convinced him he was one of the victimized children from the TCHS.
A Story of Tragedy and Triumph
"Tennessee Tears"," the first book written about a surviving victim of the Tennessee Children's Home Society Scandal tells of Brian's early life and the abuse he suffered. It chronicles his adult existence and the outcome of that abuse. It tells of his search and the tears of joy and happiness that fell on the day he found his biological family, fulfilling a lifelong dream. "Tennessee Tears" includes chapters dealing with the TCHS Scandal, the main players, the profit made, the scope of human suffering and the inner workings of the "Tomb of Doom."
"Tennessee Tears" will make you cry, laugh, and think. It is the triumph of Brian in his persistent search for his identity and self-actualization and a story well worth reading..
The greatest gift of love that I or any individual can give to a fellow human being is the gift of hope, it is priceless. It was with this in mind that I settled in and wrote what I believe is fast becoming a pharoh to all, "Tennessee Tears"
Mr. Curtis is available as a guest speaker upon request.