Marlee LeDai's Bio:
Marlee LeDai’s love of family, adventure, and women’s culture characterizes her life. Speaking about making a house a home, travel, and life pilgrimage, she leads workshops for women in transition and serves as a mentor on moving forward. She teaches on the spiritual voices of women at Writers.com and has helped launch Damarisproject.org, sponsored by the Damaris Project, which seeks to nurture faith in America’s educated professional women. LeDai also serves on the executive board of Freedom in the Son, Inc., a ministry to incarcerated women in Oregon, and recently earned her certification as a spiritual director from the Art of Sacred Living Center, in Bend, OR.
A former editor and columnist for the women’s magazine, Virtue, and a contributing editor to Aspire magazine, LeDai has published more than 150 magazine and Web articles, authored more than 25 books, and contributed as an editor and writer to several other works, including Keeper of the Springs with Ingrid Trobisch, Tyndale House Publishers’ The Family Bible, and Focus on the Family’s Caring for Aging Loved Ones, as well as books by Barbara Johnson. She translated the stories of Hans Christian Andersen from old-world Danish into English—and contributed to other best-selling editions (more than 7 million books sold). Her children’s book Grandpa and Me: We Learn About Death received the C.S. Lewis Gold Medallion Award. LeDai has also appeared as a guest on Dr. James Dobson’s Focus on the Family radio program.
With an eye on stories that offer healing and inspiration, LeDai has lived and worked in a variety of countries including Israel, Denmark, and England as well as at Francis and Edith Schaefer’s L’Abri community in the Swiss Alps. As a journalist, she has traveled widely in Israel (between the Munich massacre and the Yom Kippur War); behind the Iron Curtain (during the Cold War); through Turkey’s religious sites; and along Normandy’s D-Day trail, interviewing both locals and American veterans for the anniversary celebration.
The mother of three grown daughters and now a grandmother, LeDai enjoys hiking, fly fishing, and snowboarding in Oregon and Northern California, where she lives.
Visit Marlee's website at www.Damarisproject .org