Marlene Dotterer has an itchy soul. That sounds like a good character trait for a fantasy/adventure book, but in real life it just means she’s always starting a new project, usually before the previous project is finished.
This may be why her four books are written in three genres. Or why she earned a degree in geology, then worked in nuclear waste before starting a business as a personal chef, and now teaches natural childbirth classes.
There’s just always something else to do. This may or may not be the reason Marlene volunteered to take over the duties as Mt. Diablo Branch membership chair. Nevertheless, she looks forward to helping out, and hopes she’ll get to know other members better.
Marlene joined CWC in 2009, when she had just finished her first novel – a time travel/historical fiction account of Thomas Andrews, the builder of the Titanic. As of this week, Marlene writes science fiction, fantasy, and paranormal romance. She has no immediate plans to add another genre, but keeps the option open, just in case. Her books are available online at all major retailers.
Marlene lives in Pleasant Hill with her husband, who has recently retired. This means they spend lots of time traveling up and down the west coast to visit their six children and ten grandchildren. Her motto is, “If one door closes and another one doesn’t open, break a window.”