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Lukken, Miriam 1960-

LUKKEN, Miriam 1960-

PERSONAL:

Born December 22, 1960, in Marietta, GA; daughter of Charles, Sr. (an engineer) and Ruth (a homemaker; maiden name, Randolph) Willingham; married Peter John Lukken, October 6, 1984; children: Elizabeth, Catherine. Ethnicity: "White." Education: LaGrange College, B.A., 1982, M.Ed., 1985; attended Mercer University, 1983. Politics: Republican. Religion: Roman Catholic.

ADDRESSES:

Agent—Joann Davis, Redbridge, Inc., 700 Washington St., New York, NY 10014. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER:

Worked as a schoolteacher, 1983-92; writer, 1992—. Troup County Humane Society, past president; LaGrange Junior Service League, member.

MEMBER:

Authors Guild, Authors League of America, LaGrange Junior Woman's Club (past president).

AWARDS, HONORS:

Named member of the year, LaGrange Junior League, 1994, for Southern Born and Bread.

WRITINGS:

Read This Book before Your Child Starts School, C. C Thomas, 1994.

(Editor) Southern Born and Bread (cookbook), Wimmer Co., 1996.

Mrs. Dunwoody's Excellent Instructions for Home-keeping, Warner Books (New York, NY), 2003.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

"Further instruction from Mrs. Dunwoody is expected soon."

SIDELIGHTS:

Miriam Lukken told CA: "I am a Southern writer, a lover of traditions and old-fashioned ways. Wit and wisdom has been handed down for generations in my family. I try to bring those elements into everything I write, regardless of the genre."

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