Marilyn McFarlane

Marilyn McFarlane, raised in a devoutly religious family, always had an interest in the diversity of world faiths. During her journeys as an author and travel writer, Marilyn continued her education by exploring sacred sites—Hindu temples in India, European cathedrals, Buddhist shrines, neo-Pagan altars, mosques in Morocco, and many more.

With the firm belief that understanding others’ faiths can lead to tolerance, acceptance, and peace, and an equally firm belief in the power of story, Marilyn wrote Sacred Stories. A mother and grandmother, she lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, two cats, and many books.
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Through engaging, traditional stories, beautiful illustrations, and simple, unbiased descriptions, Sacred Stories walks young readers through the basic tenets of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Native American, and Sacred Earth.
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Trust yourself and do as you'd be done by

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Ballroom dancing

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. A perfect BLT, followed by dark chocolate (yes, that's two things, but chocolate must be included)

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. An ancient grapevine, deeply rooted, open to sun and rain, providing fruit that brings pleasure.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia, first elected female president in Africa and Nobel Prize winner