Marlo Schalesky is the founder and president of Wonder Wood Ranch, a California charitable organization that brings hope through horses to a hurting community. She is also the award winning author of ten books, including her latest nonfiction, WAITING FOR WONDER, Learning to Live on God’s Timeline (2016), as well as Wrestling with Wonder, a Transformational Journey through the Life of Maryand Empty Womb, Aching Heart, Hope and Help for those Struggling with Infertility. Her fiction includes RITA finalist Shades of Morning, the Christy Award winning Beyond the Night, and ACFW Book of the Year winner Veil of Fire.
She’s had nearly 1,000 articles published in various Christian magazines, including Focus on the Family, Today’s Christian Woman, Decision, Moody Magazine, and Discipleship Journal. She has contributed to Dr. Dobson’s Night Light Devotional for Couples, Tyndale’s Book of Devotions for Kids #3, and Discipleship Journal’s 101 Small Group Ideas.
She is a speaker, with appearances on Focus on the Family, Moody Midday, 100 Huntley Street, The Harvest Show, and hundreds of others. She is also a regular columnist for Power for Living.
Marlo is also a California native, a graduate of Stanford University (with a B.S. in Chemistry!). In addition, she has earned her Masters in Theology, with an emphasis in Biblical Studies, from Fuller Theological Seminary.
After twenty years on the infertility journey, and numerous miscarriages, Marlo now lives with her husband, six children, eleven horses, five dogs, five cats, two parakeets, ten rabbits, two chinchillas, two donkeys, seven chickens, and numerous carnival goldfish in a log home in Central California. (Note: Critter numbers may change without notice, especially if Marlo visits another adoption event for rescued animals … much to her husband’s chagrin.)
When she’s not cleaning up after critters of all kinds, doing laundry, or writing books, Marlo loves Starbucks white mochas, reading the New Testament in Greek, and speaking to groups about finding the wonder of God in everyday life.