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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 --

E-Mail: --

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 - Mystery and Garden book clubs.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

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

Selected Titles At Your Library

'N Sync /
ISBN: 158663061X. OCLC Number: 43936946

Metro Books,. .

At home in the garden :
ISBN: 1567997333. OCLC Number: 44502319

Friedman/Fairfax :. .

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.

Garden blueprints :
ISBN: 1586630415. OCLC Number: 45424774

Friedman/Fairfax Pub.,. .

Garden blueprints :
ISBN: 1567994474. OCLC Number: 39230392

Friedman/Fairfax Pub.,. .

Small gardens /
ISBN: 1586630857. OCLC Number: 47238523

MetroBooks,. .

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: 35249551

Friedman/Fairfax Publishers,. .

Small gardens :
ISBN: 158663013X. OCLC Number: 45066921

Friedman/Fairfax Publishers,. .

The foliage garden :
ISBN: 1567996965. OCLC Number: 40665868

Friedman/Fairfax Publishers,. .