Barbara Gregorich

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General Information

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Name: Barbara Gregorich

Pen Name: None

Born: 1943 in Sharon, Pennsylvania

Website: www.barbaragregorich.com

Email: barbara@barbaragregorich.com



Illinois Connection

Barbara lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gregorich writes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, for adults and also for children. In 2014 she was an Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholar for her presentation on women who played baseball — Margaret, Nellie, and Rose: The Story of Women in Baseball. She also teaches various courses on writing and on self-publishing.

Barbara earned her B.A. in literature and history from Kent State University; her M.A. in literature from the University of Wisconsin; and she completed postgraduate courses in American Studies at Harvard University. A former English instructor at Kent State University and Cuyahoga Community College, she also worked as a typesetter for the Boston Globe and Chicago Tribune and a letter carrier for the US Postal Service.

She is a member of the Authors Guild, the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Private Eye Writers of America, and the Society for American Baseball Research. She is married to Phil Passen, hammered dulcimer musician.

Published Works

  • Guide to Writing the Mystery Novel: Lots of Examples, Plus Dead Bodies, CreateSpace 2014
  • Crossing the Skyway: Poems, CreateSpace, 2013
  • Research Notes for Women at Play, Volume 2, CreateSpace 2013
  • Jack and Larry: Jack Graney and Larry, the Cleveland Baseball Dog, CreateSpace 2012
  • Sound Proof, CreateSpace 2011
  • Dirty Proof, Pageant Books 1988; CreateSpace 2011
  • She’s on First, Contemporary Books 1987, CreateSpace 2010
  • Research Notes for Women at Play, Volume 1, CreateSpace 2010
  • Waltur Paints Himself into a Corner and Other Stories, Houghton 2007
  • Waltur Buys a Pig in a Poke and Others Stories, Houghton 2006
  • Women at Play: The Story of Women in Baseball, Harcourt 1993

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Sound Proof

ISBN: 1456533266
Release Date: 2011-04-05

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Jack and Larry: Jack Graney and Larry, the Cleveland Baseball Dog

ISBN: 1467958018
Release Date: 2012-01-14

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Women at Play: The Story of Women in Baseball

ISBN: 0156982978
Release Date: 1993-03

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Research Notes for Women at Play: The Story of Women in Baseball: Maud Nelson, Margaret Nabel

ISBN: 1453875557
Release Date: 2010-11-06

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Research Notes for Women at Play: The Story of Women in Baseball: Lizzie Arlington, Alta Weiss, Lizzie Murphy, Edith Houghton, Jackie Mitchell, Babe Didrikson (Volume 2)

ISBN: 1491023597
Release Date: 2013-07-20

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Waltur Buys a Pig in a Poke and Other Stories

ISBN: 0618473068
Release Date: 2006-07-24

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Waltur Paints Himself Into a Corner and Other Stories

ISBN: 0618747966
Release Date: 2007-10-22

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Literary Awards

  • Chicago Women in Publishing Award for Children’s Books — Sue Likes Blue, 1984
  • SABR-MacMillan Baseball Research Award — Women at Play: The Story of Women in Baseball, 1993
  • Casey Award Nomination — Women at Play: The Story of Women in Baseball, 1993
  • Chicago Women in Publishing Award for Adult Nonfiction — Women at Play: The Story of Women in Baseball, 1993
  • CBC (Cooperative Children’s Book Center) Choices 2007 — Waltur Buys a Pig in a Poke and Other Stories, 2006

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact Author via barbara@barbaragregorich.com

Speeches and Seminars include:

  • Thinking Like a Mystery Writer
  • Mountain Passes in American History
  • When Women Played Baseball: The Story of Margaret, Nellie, and Rose
  • Self-Publishing Through CreateSpace: The Step-by-Step Process
  • Keeping the Wolf from the Door: A Look at Idioms
  • Charlie Chan’s Poppa: The Life of Earl Derr Biggers

External Links

Barbara Gregorich on WorldCat

Barbara Gregorich on Amazon

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