Marlene Hauser

Marlene Hauser

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, ...
July Message

July Message

Any mention of July to me always conjures up one day in the month in particular: the 4th of July, with its fireworks celebrating America\ ...
June Message

June Message

To me, June means Father’s Day. FATHER’S DAY writ large, that is. With a bigger- than-life father like mine, who could ever forget it? ...
A May Message

A May Message

In May I think of lily of the valley—muguet, as they say in France, where as a young child I was first introduced to this sweet-smelling ...
April Message

April Message

Hi All, Change. Inevitable! Fear? Not! Love at first sight? Actually, it was love just moments before—call it presight. First came ...