Marlene Hauser

Marlene leaning on a stack of her books

Marlene Hauser

Blogs

These blogs are a chance to share with you more personally how I feel about things going on in my life and/or in the world at large.  Sometimes they are directly related to my books, but most often they are not.

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Unearthing the Story

Hi Everyone,   When I began writing again after a break of at least a decade, I turned to Jane Friedman’s How to Publish Your Book, produced by The Great Courses. In time, I subscribed to Jane’s...

2024, Hanami and a Gibbous Moon

Hi Everyone, For me, there was no clear line drawn between the passing of 2023 into 2024 on New Year’s Eve, no high spirits, complete with ball drop, glitter, music, dancing to an exquisitely...

The Fair Incognito, an extract

Hi Everyone, Since you asked, here’s the opening (Chapter 1, page 1) of The Fair Incognito, my new novel now in progress. I hope you enjoy. ❤ “Maman, where are we?”     “In the pages of a rich and...

Gun Control: To Brandish or Conceal?

Hi Everyone, Gun control. Having recently returned from the USA after an absence of almost ten years, there is one image that remains etched in my mind: a handgun. In the USA for my 50th high school...

Quiet Cauldron of the Mind

Someone recently asked if libraries were still a “thing.” For me, yes!  Of course there is the amazing digital interface, accessible from anywhere on the planet, which has increased library usage...

A Most Important F

Hi Everyone, With school on the horizon here in the UK – a September 25th start for Uni – I have been reflecting on my son’s summer travels. From inter-railing through Europe, crossing the Atlantic to...