Marlene Hauser

Marlene Hauser

Writer inspired by literary landscape | The Oxford Times | 24th January 2019

Writer inspired by literary landscape | The Oxford Times | 24th January 2019

I first came to Oxford in 2011 when my husband Paul decided to reinvigorate The Manor Country House Hotel at Weston On The Green. One of ...
The Connection: The moment the reader “gets it.”

The Connection: The moment the reader “gets it.”

This newsletter has been running now for just over a year, and writing it once a month sets me happily on some sort of a conveyor that ...
Some Kind of Wonderful: One step at a time

Some Kind of Wonderful: One step at a time

I wonder what 2019 will bring? “Stay in the day,” some say. Don’t take the whole year at a time, a whole life at a time. “Keep your head ...
Entanglement: par for the course or pearl of great price?

Entanglement: par for the course or pearl of great price?

Recently, when I was describing to a friend the numerous challenges currently facing my family and myself, she rejected the metaphor I’d ...
Thanksgiving. The magic, the miracle, is an everyday affair.

Thanksgiving. The magic, the miracle, is an everyday affair.

Having just returned from the USA, and the wonders of “home” and family there, I remain amazed by the emotions it has stirred up in me. It ...
Hallowe’en. What’s England got to do with it?

Hallowe’en. What’s England got to do with it?

October! How many times in my American grade school was that capital O fashioned into a grinning jack-o’-lantern? October was Hallowe’en ...
Think rejection is forever? Think again. Why I am releasing my novel Off-Island now.

Think rejection is forever? Think again. Why I am releasing my novel Off-Island now.

It’s autumn here in Oxford, with its dew-drenched roses, misty mornings and windows firmly closed at night. “Fresh” is the word the ...
August Message

August Message

August to me means real summertime: dog days and a holiday stretch of beach. Most of my summer breaks over the years have been spent on, ...