Marlene Harris Austin is Idaho-born, Montana-raised, and Utah-educated with a bachelor's in elementary education from Brigham Young University. Despite all her ties to the West, one hot, humid day she stepped from a near-claustrophobic, travel cluttered car onto the crowded streets of Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was the land of her New England forefathers, but she knew no one there, and at the time had no job or apartment - only the conviction that she had been led to Massachusetts to do genealogy and write. The next day, she met Tony Austin, whom she married two years later in the Ogden Temple. They have made their home and raised their family in Westford, Massachusetts.
Marlene is passionate about family history and spends much of her time during the spring and fall visiting old burial grounds, trying to read inscriptions to identify her ancestors and their descendants. She is captivated by the history of colonial New Englanders and is intrigued by the area's aged houses and rock fences. She also enjoys her flower gardens in the summer and writing in the winter.
Bachelor's in elementary education from Brigham Young University