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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Becke (Rebecca) Gail Davis  

Pen Name: *Lexi Martin (*for teen books only)

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1952 in Hot Springs, Arkansas


-- Becke Davis on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=becke+davis


Illinois Connection

Although I was born in Arkansas, I never lived there. My parents lived in Chicago and were visiting my grandfather in Arkansas when I was born. I grew up in the Chicago suburbs of Lincoln Park and Rogers Park. I attended Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, where I was the first Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian school newspaper. As an adult, I was the recipient of the ''Elk Grove High School Wall of Achievement Award'' in 1999 and of the Northwest Suburban High School District #214 ''Alumni Make a Difference'' award in 2000. As an adult, I've lived in: Rolling Meadows, Mt. Prospect, Fox River Grove and Hoffman Estates.

Biographical and Professional Information

Garden writer and author. Senior writer for The Landscape Contractor magazine and Landscape Illinois, both published by the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association. Member of Garden Writers Association since 1994. Author of six books and over 1,000 published articles. Moderator at Barnesandnoble.com - Mystery and Garden book clubs.


Published Works

    Small Gardens: Easy Gardens, Metrobooks, NY, 2002Small Gardens: Inspired Plantings for Diminutive Spaces, Michael Friedman Publishing, NY, 1997Small Gardens (Paperback Edition), Michael Friedman Publishing, 2000The Foliage Garden, Friedman/Fairfax, NY, 1998Garden Blueprints: 25 Easy-to-Follow Designs for Beautiful Landscapes, Friedman/Fairfax, NY, 1998Garden Blueprints (Paperback), Metrobooks, NY, 2000At Home in the Garden: Creating Stylish Outdoor Rooms , Michael Friedman Publishing, 2001'N Sync, Metrobooks, NY, 2000 - written as Lexi Martin


Selected Titles At Your Library

Small gardens /
ISBN: 1586630857. OCLC Number:

MetroBooks,. New York :. ©2002.

If you've always dreamed of coming home to a flower-filled entry garden or relaxing in a backyard decorated with beautiful, healthy plants, this book will help you achieve your goal, even if you've never gardened before. -- book jacket.

Small gardens :
ISBN: 1567994296. OCLC Number:

Friedman/Fairfax Publishers,. New York, N.Y. :. ©1997.

Small gardens :
ISBN: 158663013X. OCLC Number:

Friedman/Fairfax Publishers,. New York, N.Y. :. ©2000.

The foliage garden :
ISBN: 1567996965. OCLC Number:

Friedman/Fairfax Publishers,. New York :. ©1998.

Garden blueprints :
ISBN: 1567994474. OCLC Number:

Friedman/Fairfax Pub.,. New York, N.Y. :. 1998.

Garden blueprints :
ISBN: 1586630415. OCLC Number:

Friedman/Fairfax Pub.,. New York, N.Y. :. ©2000.

At home in the garden :
ISBN: 1567997333. OCLC Number:

Friedman/Fairfax :. [New York] :. ©2001.

Shows how to plan a garden around its intended use, such as an outdoor dining room, a place for reading, or a children's play area, discussing plant choices, structures, path and flooring materials, and accents, and providing more than ninety color photos and a source directory.

'N Sync /
ISBN: 158663061X. OCLC Number:

Metro Books,. New York :. ©2000.


Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

While I do accept speaking engagements, I am not actively pursuing them at this time.