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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Marilyn M. Moore  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1932 in Honolulu, Hawaii


-- Marilyn M. Moore on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=marilyn+m.+moore


Illinois Connection

Marilyn Moore and her husband lived in Hoopeston, Illinois from 1954 through 1997 when she retired to Arizona.

Biographical and Professional Information

Marilyn Moore began her writing career as a self-published author. After bringing out her first cookbook she was able to secure an agent from Goodman Associates in New York. She also organized and presented workshops on the subject of self-publishing.


Published Works

  • Baking Your Own, Prairie Craftsman, 1982
  • The Wooden Spoon Bread Book, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1987
  • The Wooden Spoon Dessert Book, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1990
  • The Wooden Spoon Book of Home Style Soups, Stews, Chowders, Chilis & Gumbos, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1992
  • The Self-Published Cook: How to Write, Publish and Sell Your Own Cookbook, Wooden Spoon Kitchen Inc., 1995
  • Wooden Spoon Meat & Potatoes, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1995
  • The Wooden Spoon Cookie Book, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1995
  • The Wooden Spoon Book of Old Family Recipies, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1995
  • The Wooden Spoon Baking Memoir, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1997
  • A Wooden Spoon Baking Memoir: Apple-Butter Muffins, Shoofly Pie and Other Amish - Mennonite Favorites, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1997
  • The Wooden Spoon Book of Old Family Recipes: Meat and Potatoes and Other Comfort Foods, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1997 reprint


Selected Titles At Your Library

Baking your own :
ISBN: 0960378804. OCLC Number:

Prairie Craftsman,. Hoopeston, Ill. :. ©1982.

The wooden spoon bread book :
ISBN: 0871135051. OCLC Number:

Atlantic Monthly Press,. New York :. ©1987.

The secrets of successful baking.

The wooden spoon dessert book :
ISBN: 0871136074. OCLC Number:

Atlantic Monthly Press,. New York :. 1995.

The wooden spoon book of home-style soups, stews, chowders, chilis, and gumbos :
ISBN: 0871135558. OCLC Number:

Atlantic Monthly Press,. New York :. ©1992.

Nothing beats a good soup - unequaled in taste, nourishment, and versatility, a soup can be an elegant first course, a hearty meal in itself, a surefire cure for the common cold. Filled with the simple pleasures of home-style cooking and 150 proven recipes, this book contains everything you ever wanted to know about making this favorite meal. All the secrets to concocting the perfect bowl of soup are right here, followed by an array of recipes sure to suit every occasion.

The self-published cook :
ISBN: 0960378812. OCLC Number:

Wooden Spoon Books,. Hoopeston, IL :. ©1995.

Meat and potatoes :
ISBN: 0871136066. OCLC Number:

Atlantic Monthly Press,. New York :. ©1995.

The wooden spoon cookie book :
ISBN: 0871136015. OCLC Number:

Atlantic Monthly Press,. New York :. ©1994.

The wooden spoon book of old family recipes :
ISBN: 0871136945. OCLC Number:

Atlantic Monthly,. New York :. ©1995.

A wooden spoon baking memoir :
ISBN: 0871137003. OCLC Number:

Atlantic Monthly Press,. New York :. ©1997.

Chapters have such titles as: old-fashioned cakes, lunch box cupcakes, perfect pies, cookie jar favorites, comforting desserts, our daily bread, plain and simple rolls, quick bakery breads and coffee cakes, and, standard preparations.

The wooden spoon book of old family recipes :
ISBN: 0871136945. OCLC Number:

Atlantic Monthly,. New York :. ©1995.


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