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Melissa Eskridge Slaymaker (1958-) Biography

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Born 1958, in OK: Education: University of Montevallo, B.S. (history), 1981; University of Tennessee, M.S. (communications/journalism), 1986. Hobbies and other interests: Gardening, reading, camping, visionary and vernacular arts.

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Writer and editor. Southern Living magazine, Birmingham, AL, copywriter and circulation assistant; freelance writer and editor, 1981—. Has worked as a technical writer, designed publications and Web sites, developed curricula and exhibits, conducted communications research, prepared grants and proposals, and served as adjunct faculty.

Bottle Houses: The Creative World of Grandma Prisbrey, illustrated by Julie Paschkis, Holt (New York, NY), 2004.

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