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About Marion Balyszak

A former non-profit administrator, with a dual degree in history and anthropology, and a minor in museum studies, Marion Balyszak decided to pursue a new chapter after years of writing grants, research reports, long range plans, and outreach materials.  

Emma Prince Kaua‘i Mysteries were inspired by extended time spent on Kaua‘i since 2010, a passion for history—and mysteries with a twist of magical realism. A Telling of Ancestors and Waking the Sleeping Giant are the first two books in the series, and she is currently completing a third book, Beneath Still Waters, to be released in 2021.  


Marion and her husband Jim are the parents of two grown children, and divide their time between the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York and Princeville, Hawai‘i.

Writer Marion Balyszak


“To see paradise is to believe it exists. Yet, Eden always defies description that does it justice, nor does it always give away all of its deepest secrets. I hope my portrayal of paradise is pono, a fitting and proper depiction which is as accurate and respectful as possible...

~ Marion Balyszak ~

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