Marlene Hauser

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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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It’s autumn here in Oxford, with its dew-drenched roses, misty mornings and windows firmly closed at night. “Fresh” is the word the British use to describe this time of year, and fresh it is. For me, ...

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 one, even if it was only a lake with a sandy shore rather than ...

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's Independence Day. Even if I have not lived in the US for ...

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? What do you give a man, a large man, a military man, who ...

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 flower. Of the upright stem, with its two bright green, broad ...

April Message

Hi All, Change. Inevitable! Fear? Not! Love at first sight? Actually, it was love just moments before—call it presight. First came the acres of sunflowers and soy and then, halfway down the ...