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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Barbara Abercrombie  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Children;

Born: 1939 in Evanston, Illinois


-- Website -- http://barbaraabercrombie.com/
-- Barbara Abercrombie on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=barbara+abercrombie


Illinois Connection

Abercrombie was born and raised in Evanston Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Barbara Abercrombie is a actor, educator and author. She has acted in both stage and television productions including the television series ''Ironside'' and ''Route 66''. Barbara now lives in Santa Monica, California and Twin Bridges, Montana.


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Selected Titles At Your Library

A year of writing dangerously :
ISBN: 9781608680528. OCLC Number: 796937504

New World Library,. .

Amanda and Heather, and company /
ISBN: 089799017x. OCLC Number: 5103006

Dandelion Press,. .

Two young sisters add sparkle to their parents' dull party.

Bad dog, Dodger! /
ISBN: 0689837828. OCLC Number: 45317108

Margaret K. McElderry Books,. .

Nine-year-old Sam decides to teach his new puppy to behave, but not before Dodger has scared his sister, pulled down some curtains, and stopped a baseball game.

Cat-man's daughter /
ISBN: 0590327275. OCLC Number: 10115167

Scholastic,. .

Thirteen-year-old Kate is kidnapped by her grandmother in an attempt to make her divorced parents consider Kate's welfare instead of their own.

Cherished :
ISBN: 1577319575. OCLC Number: 663953007

New World Library,. .

"What do our beloved pets teach us and how do we move beyond loss to embrace and celebrate their memory? In Cherished: 21 Writers Celebrate Animals They've Loved and Lost, writers put into words the depth of grief felt after their animals' deaths, the lessons learned from their lives, how these animals changed them, and the joy they left behind. These remarkable stories go far beyond conveying the heartbreaking loss that pet owners experience when their pet dies. With rare literary texture and insight, they convey how pets fit into the messiness of life and how life changes because of them. Each essay speaks to larger truths and insights about life itself. Our pets help us deal with the continual litany of changes that life dishes out. They see us through family deaths, career changes, divorces, financial ups and downs. But when they inevitably pass away, who can we turn to for solace except those with whom we share this common experience. Cherished features remarkable writers and remarkable stories, three-quarters of them original to this collection. Novelist Samantha Dunn describes her driven cowgirl mother who finds ingenious ways for her daughter to keep Gabe, their pure white gelding, while living at lot #78 of the Enchanted Hills Mobile Home Park. Anne Lamott describes the powerful moment of community that forms as she and her son face the passing of their dog, Sadie. Memoirist May-lee Chai writes about growing up on a South Dakota farm and grappling with the inevitabilities of farm life as she becomes attached to the three pigs she reluctantly cares for. And with beautiful, cutting detail, poet Mark Doty describes the last days of his dog, Arden"--

Cherished :
ISBN: 9781577319580. OCLC Number: 753577426

New World Library,. .

What do our beloved pets teach us and how do we move beyond loss to embrace and celebrate their memory? In Cherished: 21 Writers Celebrate Animals They've Loved and Lost, writers put into words the depth of grief felt after their animals' deaths, the lessons learned from their lives, how these animals changed them, and the joy they left behind. These remarkable stories go far beyond conveying the heartbreaking loss that pet owners experience when their pet dies. With rare literary texture and insight, they convey how pets fit into the messiness of life and how life changes because of them. Each essay speaks to larger truths and insights about life itself. Our pets help us deal with the continual litany of changes that life dishes out. They see us through family deaths, career changes, divorces, financial ups and downs. But when they inevitably pass away, who can we turn to for solace except those with whom we share this common experience. Cherished features remarkable writers and remarkable stories, three-quarters of them original to this collection. Novelist Samantha Dunn describes her driven cowgirl mother who finds ingenious ways for her daughter to keep Gabe, their pure white gelding, while living at lot #78 of the Enchanted Hills Mobile Home Park. Anne Lamott describes the powerful moment of community that forms as she and her son face the passing of their dog, Sadie. Memoirist May-lee Chai writes about growing up on a South Dakota farm and grappling with the inevitabilities of farm life as she becomes attached to the three pigs she reluctantly cares for. And with beautiful, cutting detail, poet Mark Doty describes the last days of his dog, Arden--

Courage and craft :
ISBN: 1577316010. OCLC Number: 144598116

New World Library,. .

"Have you always wasted to write about your life but wondered how to get started, how to keep going, and whether it's even worth it in the first place? Under the guidance of veteran author and writing. Barbara Abercrombie, you'll learn how to turn the messy, crazy, sad, and wonderful stuff of your life into prose or poetry that has order, clarity, and meaning." "Abercrombie presents the nuts and bolts of several genres, showing you how to keep a journal, craft a personal essay, or write a memoir, autobiography, poem, or work of fiction. She offers lessons to embolden you as a writer and practical guidelines for working writing into your everyday life, giving and receiving feedback, and getting your work published. In Courage & Craft, you'll find exercises to keep the inner critic at bay, inspiration from writers who've been there, and proven advice for getting your words on the page and out into the world."--Jacket.

Good riddance
ISBN: 0356108570. OCLC Number: 12503296

Macdonald,. .

Good riddance /
ISBN: 0708817483. OCLC Number: 13358659

Futura,. .

Juokse henkesi edestàˆ
ISBN: 9512322455. OCLC Number: 57777573

Karisto,. .

Kicking in the wall :
ISBN: 9781608681570. OCLC Number: 836848849

New World Library,. .

Barbara Abercrombie, an author and creative writing instructor at UCLA Extension, offers 365 days' worth of guidance for writers seeking to warm up, stretch, and build creative muscle--Provided by publisher.

Michael and the cats /
ISBN: 0689505434. OCLC Number: 24068109

M.K. McElderry Books ;. .

On a visit to his aunt and uncle, Michael is delighted by their two cats but must learn the proper way to make friends with them.

Run for your life /
ISBN: 0449206696. OCLC Number: 13752722

Fawcett Crest,. .

The Show-and-Tell lion /
ISBN: 0689864086. OCLC Number: 53903812

Margaret K. McElderry Books,. .

When Matthew has nothing for show-and-tell one day, he tells the class that he has a lion living at his house, but when his classmates want to come see it he must decide what to do.

Writing out the storm :
ISBN: 0312285450. OCLC Number: 49625344

St. Martin's Griffin,. .

Writing out the storm :
ISBN: 9781429970037. OCLC Number: 865110247

St. Martin's Press,. .

This powerful and deeply inspirational handbook is for anyone coping with serious illness or injury-be it theirs or that of a loved one-who wants and needs to help themselves through the healing process. Offering her own experience with breast cancer, as well as stories from other authors who have suffered from illnesses or severe injuries-from Stephen King to Lance Armstrong-Abercrombie encourages readers to write what is in their hearts and to benefit from the power of shared experience. Using writing as therapy, Writing Out the Storm is a book about healing the soul.