About Marie de Haan

Marie is an accomplished writer, songwriter, and speaker.

She has written two memoirs in a series entitled Cancer Is A Funny Thing. The books—in addition to a cancer blog—relate how Marie endured a devastating diagnosis of breast cancer with her characteristic grace and humor.

Marie is a gifted pianist, playing since the age of nine. She is currently a member of her local church’s praise band. She released her powerful debut single, “I Am Broken,” on October 22, 2020, a song whose creation drew heavily upon the trauma she endured as a victim of childhood sexual abuse.

Marie continued her story by writing “Turmoil” and “Weep” which were both released in April 2021.

She will premiere three new songs at a concert being held September 10, 2021, in the Pacific Northwest. A portion of the proceeds will benefit CrossRoads Youth Ranch; this local organization empowers “at-risk and sexually exploited youth to heal, grow, and thrive.”

Marie loves hiking, gardening, and photography. The Pacific Northwest—where she lives with her husband—is the backdrop for her favorite activities.

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Marie de Haan sitting alone in a field
Marie de Haan standing near a tree in a field
Marie de Haan standing in a field


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I finally did it: I got over my fear of digital pianos and bought one. 

The husband says this means we don’t have to go to Nashville anymore…we’ll see about that. 🤣

Yesterday, I got to play piano for two hours with a gifted cellist I  met last week named Abby.

Today, I hung out with an incredible artist named Lydia; we designed some T-shirts together which will be available at my concert coming up September 10. How cool is that?

Ah, that particular moment when you are thankful you have over thirty hydrangeas so that you can pick to your heart's content and not decimate your flowerbeds.

Happy weekend, y'all.

This showed up in my memories today. I still have that rose (and three more just like it). Woot woot!

It's always a plus when you don't kill your flowers. 😎
I know it’s hotter than blazes out there, but take time to smell the roses, y’all. 💕

Went out on a hot date last night with the husband for the first time in forever.

We listened to some great live music outdoors at a local winery and split a burger/fries at Red Robin afterward. It doesn't take much to make us happy.

Two hours of perpetual smiling: there are worse things in life, I guess. 

Thanks for another great photo shoot, Theresa. You a) made me feel comfortable, b) made me laugh a lot, and c) made the time I spent in front of your camera fly by.

This was taken in 2017 from my front yard. I am one lucky ducky. 

You know this concert that’s happening September 10? 

Well, I’ve mentioned before that I’ve played acoustic piano since I was nine. 

Which brings me to borrowing this bad-boy; I have exactly 86 days to switch from acoustic to digital. 😳

You might have noticed I've made a few trips to Tennessee in the past nine months, recording a little music. 😉

Now, a few people are flying out from Nashville to meet me and a bunch of my local friends here in Washington, and we're inviting y'all to hear some great live music and support this great cause.

I booked an impromptu recording session and am tracking my first co-write as we speak. 

I’m improvising with NO MUSIC...so out of the box for me.

Then again, everyone in the studio is rocking out right now so we’re doing something right. 😁

That moment when you have had a smile perpetually plastered on your face for so many days that you hope it returns to normal. 🤣
Doing a little backup singing in the recording studio. Eek, this is so much fun!
I had my own assistant during last night’s co-write: 

Me: “So, Harlan, do you think we should do an instrumental bridge?”

Harlan: “Woof.”

Did another co-write last night. And yes, we wrote a happy song. 


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