Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Who writes the books?

All of the books are written by authors in the Waterloo Region.

Q: I’m interested in writing for Marlena Books.  Who do I contact?

Please fill out a contact form, or contact Rachel by emailing her at

Q: Who curates the art in the books?

Individuals living with dementia in the Kitchener-Waterloo region create the art for our books through therapeutic art programs.

Q: Why is the art abstract?

Allowing individuals with dementia to curate art without constraints enables them to express themselves to their fullest potential and uphold dignity through the painting process. Readers can then interpret the art as they wish; images have a different meaning for everyone! Using abstract art also allows us to uphold the mature feeling in our books.

Q: How do I make a purchase?

Q: How can we partner with Marlena Books?

Click on “our books” at the top of Marlena Book's website. Next, if you click on the “catalog”, you will see all of our current products displayed. You may click on any of the books to read a short description and add them to your cart. You will then either be able to continue shopping, update your cart or check out. Happy shopping!

For partnership or affiliate inquiries, please click here to fill out a contact form.

Still have questions?

Please email us at or give us a call at (905)-531-9789


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