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Sen. Embry presents Senate honors to Morgantown author, Linda J. Hawkins

Sen. C.B. Embry, R-Morgantown, welcomed celebrated author, historian and advocate Linda J. Hawkins to his office in the State Capitol Annex today and presented her with a Kentucky Senate Citation honoring her “immeasurable contributions to Kentucky’s rich literary tradition, as well as to the health and well-being of her fellow citizens.”

 Hawkins is a Morgantown resident and author of best-selling and award-winning books, including Alexander and the Great Food Fight and its spin-offs. Hawkins also wrote Catering to Children with Recipes for Memorable Teas and The Unspoken Language of Fans and Flowers with Recipes, which won a USA Book News Award.

In addition to writing, Hawkins is known for promoting nutritional-based enrichment literature for children and also dresses in Southern Belle or Victorian attire to speak on the etiquette and history of tea. In 2009, her work was honored with the Seal of Approval from the Tea House Times, top honors in the gift book category from USA Book News, and the Silver Award from the Benjamin Franklin Awards in New York City.

Hawkins is a member of the Board of Directors for Healthy Families International and the founder of Heart to Heart Publishing, where she uses her position and resources to support fellow writers.

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