Walker, Marianne (Cascio) 1933-

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WALKER, Marianne (Cascio) 1933-

PERSONAL: Born August 15, 1933, in Monroe, LA; daughter of Joseph D. (a tire store owner and operator) and Rose (a homemaker; maiden name, Spatafora) Cascio; married Ulvester Walker (a lawyer), November 24, 1954; children: Chris, Carol Beth Walker Bailey, Trish, Amy. Education: St. Mary's Dominican College, B.S., 1957; University of Evansville, M.A., 1976.

ADDRESSES: Office—Henderson Community College, 2660 South Green St., Henderson, KY 42420.

CAREER: University of Kentucky, Henderson Community College, Henderson, KY, professor of English and philosophy, 1976—. Kentucky Humanities Council, member of board of directors, 1988-92. St. Anthony's Hospice, co-founder, volunteer in patient care program, 1981—, president of board of directors, 1984-85, member of board of directors, 1987-88.

AWARDS, HONORS: Great Teacher Award, University of Kentucky National Alumni Association, 1994.


Margaret Mitchell and John Marsh: The Love Story behind "Gone with the Wind," Peachtree Publishers (Atlanta, GA), 1993.

When Cuba Conquered Kentucky, Rutledge Hill Press (Nashville, TN), 1999.

Contributor of articles and reviews to magazines and newspapers.

SIDELIGHTS: Marianne Walker told CA: "I began my writing career in 1976 when I, a teacher of English composition, was frustrated with my inability to motivate my students to improve their writing. I decided to see if I could apply the skills I had been teaching to my own writing. When an editor accepted the very first piece I submitted, I was thrilled, and I have been writing ever since."

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