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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Marilyn Kok  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: N/A

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Illinois Connection

Although Marilyn grew up overseas in India and Taiwan, she has lived in Decatur, Illinois, most of her adult life. She has bachelor’s in literature from Wheaton College (Illinois) and a master’s in composition and rhetoric from Texas A&M University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Marilyn is the Associate Director of Grants, Marketing, and Communications for the University of Illinois at Springfield.

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Titles At Your Library

Building College Writing
ISBN: 0155055011

Harcourt College Pub. 1992

This workbook for developmental English courses, teaches basic grammar and writing skills, while encouraging creativity. Emphasizes correctness by teaching students to write well the first time rather than to correct faulty writing. Progresses from learning simple sentence structures to writing paragraphs to applying rules for editing purposes. Exercises ask students to apply rules they have learned by creating sentences and paragraphs on their own.

Glory (Palisades Pure Romance)
ISBN: 0880707542

Multnomah Books. 1995

For beautiful widow Mariel Forrest, Taiwan held adventure, love.. and life-changing confrontation with God.

Stillpoint (Portraits Series #15)
ISBN: 0786226986

Thorndike Pr. 2000

Working in Hong Kong, porcelain buyer Kylie Austin stumbles upon a web of greed and deceit that threatens to destroy her world, and teams up with executive Jack Sullivan to outwit a band of smugglers.

Heaven's Song (Portraits Series, Vol. 8)
ISBN: 0786225173

Thorndike Pr. 2000

Their paths first crossed in a sleepy airport terminal, where they revealed just enough to hope they'd never meet again. But just around the corner, a greater destiny is drawing Cassie and Nick together - .

Nick Meyers is a single father and a doctoral student at Texas A&M University

Cassie McCormick has just begun pursuing her master's degree in hopes of healing from a splintered love life. Both carry wounds from the past they'd rather hide, but when their lives are thrown together, it is only a tenuous future that grips their attention. A brutal murder, child abuse allegations, and falsified data drag Cassie, Nick, and his young daughter into an investigation they can't seem to escape.

Is the tranquil life they yearn for only a thing of dreams?

MARILYN KOK is the bestselling author of Glory and Stillpoint. Known for her poignant glimpses into the darker side of life, she is also praised for bringing her readers a vision of pure love, a place where Heaven's Song can be heard in the gentle tremble of an afternoon breeze.

On Assignment
ISBN: 0786219661

Thorndike Pr. 1999

On assignment in Singapore, world-class photographer Tessa Brooks meets her ex-fiancee, banker Michael Lawton, and finds she still has strong feelings for him. Michael knows he wants to win back Tessa, but can they ever make two globetrotting careers work? Michael also wonders why Tessa is so interested in his coworker, Blake Hoffman. They have so little time together before she leaves for her next assignment-why does she want him to waste it checking up on Blake's past? But just when Michael thinks he's lost Tessa forever, Blake kidnaps her. Is it too late for Michael to tell Tessa how he feels-or does he have one more chance to get this assignment right?



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