Marilyn McFarlane

Marilyn McFarlane has spent her career writing about far-off lands as a travel writer. Her devout Presbyterian upbringing combined with her passion for international travel led to an early interest in world religions. Today, her adventures often lead to sacred sites like the Hindu temples in India or the Great Mosque in Morocco. When she’s not traveling the globe, McFarlane lives with her husband, two cats, and many books in Portland, Oregon.

Books by this Author

This comprehensive collection of timeless and powerful stories puts the wisdom of world religions in the hands of young readers.

When attempting to find a simple, engaging, and unbiased approach to world religions for her own family, Marilyn McFarlane discovered such a book did not exist. Understanding how important it is for children to build both respect for and knowledge of a variety of religions, regardless of their own faith, McFarlane created Sacred Stories: Wisdom from...

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 are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Stardust, Autumn in New York, Bard of Armagh, Misty, Singin' in the Rain, and Musetta's Theme from La Boheme

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Drinking tea in a charming salon in Paris

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

A. Ballroom dancing

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Raising 4 wonderful children


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