Marie is a European transplant to Iowa. Growing up in Germany she has always been fascinated by US culture. After getting her Master’s in American studies, she moved to the USA to attend the University of Iowa and is currently working toward her PhD in History. Marie started "Colony Cottage Bakery" in the fall of 2022 to bring her love for German pastries to Iowa.
Marie is married to her best friend John, with whom she has an almost two-year-old daughter and a five-year-old cat. When she is not writing or playing with her daughter and kitten, you can find her in the kitchen trying out new recipes and making baked goods for her family and friends.
On weekends Marie, her husband and daughter like to take road trips exploring towns big and small across the Midwest. They also enjoy international travel and cannot wait to spend summers in Germany visiting family.
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