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Self-emp)writer , Writer ( art: literature

Marion M. Markham, American freelance/self-employed writer. Member of Society Midland Authors, Mystery Writers America (midwest regional vice president 1977-1978, director 1983-1987), Authors Guild, Society Children's Book Writers (director Chicago 1983-1986).

Background

Markham, Marion M. was born on June 12, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of William Joseph and Marion (Dammann) Bork.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Speech, Northwestern University, 1953. Continuity director Station WTVP, Decatur, Illinois, 1953-1954. Television business manager Earle Ludgin Advertising Company, Chicago, 1955-1958.

Free-lance writer, Northbrook, Illinois, since 1967. Novels include: Escape from Velos, 1981, The Halloween Candy Mystery, 1982, The Christmas Present Mystery, 1984, The Thanksgiving Day Parade Mystery, 1986, The Birthday Party Mystery, 1989, The Valentine's Day Mystery, 1992. Contributor articles and short stories to mags. and journals Board of directors Northbrook Public Library, 1976-1986, president of the board, 1981-1983.

Career

Continuity director Station WTVP, Decatur, Illinois, 1953—1954. Television business manager Earle Ludgin Advertising Company, Chicago, 1955—1958. Free-lance writer Northbrook, since 1967.

Board directors Northbrook Public Library., 1976—1986, president board, 1981—1983.

Works

Membership

Member of Society Midland Authors, Mystery Writers America (midwest regional vice president 1977-1978, director 1983-1987), Authors Guild, Society Children's Book Writers (director Chicago 1983-1986).

Connections

Married Robert Bailey Markham, December 30, 1955. Children: Susan Markham Andersen, Jane Markham Madden.

father:
William Joseph Bork

mother:
Marion (Dammann) Bork

spouse:
Robert Bailey Markham

children:
Susan Markham Andersen Markham

Jane Markham Madden Markham