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May 26, 2021

Jennie (center) wrote a song with us. What a blast!

It took two hours to complete our co-write session: my second and Ken’s first. And yes, we wrote a happy song (and not just because I uncharacteristically consumed alcohol earlier in the day).

I think I could get addicted to this. The co-writing, not the alcohol, just so we’re clear.

If you remember, Jennie is the publicist I hired to help me. Well, it turns out she sings, plays guitar, and writes music as well. And is a darn good friend already.

About Marie de Haan

Marie is a gifted pianist, playing since the age of nine. As a teenager, she composed mainly instrumental piano music. 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 held a benefit concert on 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.” She has continued to write music: Christian, folk, and country. Marie loves hiking, gardening, and photography. The Pacific Northwest—where she lives with her husband—is the backdrop for her favorite activities.