Coulter, Lynn

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Coulter, Lynn

PERSONAL:

Education: Georgia State University, B.A.

ADDRESSES:

Home—GA. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Writer and freelance journalist, 1990—.

MEMBER:

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Authors Guild.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Individual Artist Grant in Literature, Georgia Council for the Arts; New and Promising Writer, Southern Women Writers Conference.

WRITINGS:

Gardening with Heirloom Seeds: Tried-and-True Flowers, Fruits, and Vegetables for a New Generation, University of North Carolina Press (Chapel Hill, NC), 2006.

Contributor to anthologies, including O Georgia! A Collection of Georgia's Newest and Most Promising Writers, Humpus Bumpus Books. Contributor to periodicals, including Delta Sky, Southern Living, Family Circle, Weather Channel, Georgia, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Inside Track, Ranger Rick, Jack and Jill, Pockets, Sky for Kids, Fantastic Flyer, Georgia Wildlife Federation, Easy Gardening, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

SIDELIGHTS:

Lynn Coulter is a "native Southerner," according to the Lynn Coulter Home Page. Coulter has been a freelance writer since 1990 and contributes to a number of periodicals. She writes on a range of topics, from health to humor and travel to spirituality. The topic of her first published book, however, is gardening. Published in 2006, Gardening with Heirloom Seeds: Tried-and-True Flowers, Fruits, and Vegetables for a New Generation explains the concept of heirloom seeds. Dozens of flower, fruit, and vegetable seeds are covered in the book and sorted both alphabetically and by season. Each entry includes historical information on the plant as well as the different heirloom varieties and histories specific to that seed type. Entries also include information on the best conditions for the seed to grow. Sue O'Brien, writing in the Library Journal, noted that the "lovely color photographs complement the text." A contributor to Publishers Weekly said the text was both "stylish" and "interesting," adding that "an exhaustive listing of sources for heirloom seeds" makes "this a welcome addition to every gardener's bookshelf."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, September, 2006, author interview.

Bee (Portland, OR), April 4, 2007, Renee Bashor, review of Gardening with Heirloom Seeds: Tried-and-True Flowers, Fruits, and Vegetables for a New Generation.

Charlotte Observer, July 22, 2006, Nancy Brachey, review of Gardening with Heirloom Seeds.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, February 17, 2007, Cathy Frisinger, review of Gardening with Heirloom Seeds.

Gwinnett Daily Post (Gwinnett, GA), July 13, 2006, Rachel Mason, review of Gardening with Heirloom Seeds.

Library Journal, March 15, 2006, Sue O'Brien, review of Gardening with Heirloom Seeds, p. 90.

Publishers Weekly, April 10, 2006, review of Gardening with Heirloom Seeds, p. 65.

ONLINE

Lynn Coulter Home Page,http://www.lynncoulter.com (May 6, 2007).

University of North Carolina Press Web site,http://www.uncpress.unc.edu/ (May 6, 2007), author interview.

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