Individual Author Record
General InformationNon-Fiction Born: 1952 in Hot Springs, Arkansas Sites:
Illinois ConnectionAlthough I was born in Arkansas, I never lived there. My parents lived in Chicago and were visiting my grandfather in Arkansas when I was born. I grew up in the Chicago suburbs of Lincoln Park and Rogers Park. I attended Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, where I was the first Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian school newspaper. As an adult, I was the recipient of the ''Elk Grove High School Wall of Achievement Award'' in 1999 and of the Northwest Suburban High School District #214 ''Alumni Make a Difference'' award in 2000. As an adult, I've lived in: Rolling Meadows, Mt. Prospect, Fox River Grove and Hoffman Estates.
Biographical and Professional InformationGarden writer and author. Senior writer for The Landscape Contractor magazine and Landscape Illinois, both published by the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association. Member of Garden Writers Association since 1994. Author of six books and over 1,000 published articles. Moderator at Barnesandnoble.com - Mystery and Garden book clubs.
''Small Gardens: Easy Gardens'', Metrobooks, NY, 2002''Small Gardens: Inspired Plantings for Diminutive Spaces'', Michael Friedman Publishing, NY, 1997''Small Gardens (Paperback Edition)'', Michael Friedman Publishing, 2000''The Foliage Garden'', Friedman/Fairfax, NY, 1998''Garden Blueprints: 25 Easy-to-Follow Designs for Beautiful Landscapes'', Friedman/Fairfax, NY, 1998''Garden Blueprints (Paperback)'', Metrobooks, NY, 2000''At Home in the Garden: Creating Stylish Outdoor Rooms '', Michael Friedman Publishing, 2001'''N Sync'', Metrobooks, NY, 2000 - written as Lexi Martin