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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.
Learn more about Marilyn’s work at: marilynmcfarlane.com
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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. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Hiking to a waterfall or a great view.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Misuse of the word "myth," which doesn't mean "a lie." Also incorrect punctuation, including (especially) my own.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Jesus of Nazareth -- "What was your daily life like, where did you travel, what was your inner life?"  And-- "Tell me your thoughts about what has been done in your name, or against it."

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Mr. Darcy, because he was willing to change.

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