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 premiered three new songs at a benefit concert held September 10, 2021, in Skagit County. A portion of the proceeds went to CrossRoads Youth Ranch; this local organization—through equine therapy—empowers “at-risk and sexually exploited youth to heal, grow, and thrive.”

“A Story of Reclamation,” an EP which includes all six songs, was released on November 19, 2021.

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

A Story of Reclamation (EP)

A Story of Reclamation EP from Marie de Haan


  • Chapter 1: I Am Broken
  • Chapter 2: Turmoil
  • Chapter 3: Weep


  • I Will Give You Praise
  • Gonna Live My Life
  • Forever Changed

Official lyric videos coming soon!


I Am Broken Album Cover

I Am Broken

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I Am Broken (Extended Version)

I Am Broken (Extended Version)

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A Story of Reclamation Cover

I Will Give You Praise



I am thankful today that I am perfectly content to stay up late--watching BBC television with the husband while drinking Earl Grey tea--and don't feel this need to go out shopping at two in the morning (risking possible death) to buy some useless crap, because I already have everything I need.

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all. 🍁🍂🍁
Had a blast teaching my new song to this cutie-patootie. We cut the demo in one take. 

Not only is she a great singer, she is a great friend. 

Today, I had to run to town. I reached into the console and my EP was sitting next to this CD...the CD, incidentally, that I bought in Nashville when I recorded that first song and this whole business started back on September 21, 2020.

When I unwrapped that EP, I laughed to myself that it was kind of fun to be in such great company. That Keith Urban is one talented dude. 

His songs tell his story and my songs tell my story. The thing is, we all have a story. Some of us just happen to tell it through music.

It’s almost 3 o’clock in the morning and I’m considering doing a happy dance around the living room because I just finished the song I started last week. 

Actually, I finished it at 2:20 AM, but it took me forever to take a selfie. It was hard to hold that heavy clock and my phone at the same time. 🤣

It’s been one year since my first song was released.

Five more songs, four videos, and so many blessings later, I pretty much can’t complain about a thing. 


I’m not gonna lie. I haven’t written a single note or lyric since February (except for a co-write in May) and I’ve been a bit down since the concert back on September 10. 

Then, I had a great meeting today with a great friend and that’s all it took.

Of course, it would have been nice to have the inspiration strike me at 7 PM instead of 2 AM 🤣 but I’m going to run with it. 

It was one year ago today that I went off to Nashville to record "I Am Broken." I told the producer that it was a one-off. 😂

Five songs, one music video, three lyric videos, two co-writes, one EP, and one concert later, it feels like a lifetime since I sat in this studio bawling my head off as the producer took my song and turned it into something magical.

I am #blessedbeyondmeasure.
Flowers just plain old make me happy. #blessed
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.



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