Chara M. Curtis

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Chara M. Curtis is a writer and children's book author from Minnesota.


Chara Mahar Curtis was born in Minnesota, worked in advertising and music publishing in Chicago and Nashville before becoming a full-time writer.

Chara has lived in a variety of places, including northern Wisconsin, Nashville, Chicago, and Istanbul. She now makes her home near the San Juan Islands of Washington.

She is a daughter of Radio/TV News & Sports personality Harold Richard "Dick" Eugene Mahar and Gloria Estelle LaValleur Mahar Shemorry and has six siblings (in order of age): Richard, Pamela, Jennifer, twins Debra & Douglas, and Bonnie.


  • How Far to Heaven(1993)
  • All I See Is Part of Me (1994)
  • No One Walks on My Father's Moon[1]/ (1996) Voyage Publishing ISBN 978-0-9649454-1-8
  • Fun Is a Feeling(1998)


  • 1996 Body Mind Spirit Magazine Award of Excellence for All I See is Part of Me[citation needed]
  • 1997 Washington State Governor's Writers Award for No One Walks on My Father's Moon[citation needed]


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