Barbara Abercrombie has published two novels for adults, plus books for children, including the award winning picture book, Charlie Anderson. Her novels have been optioned for films and published in six languages. Her essays, articles and poems have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, including The Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor and United Airlines Hemisphere magazine.She teaches in the Writers' Program at UCLA Extension where she won the outstanding teacher award in 1994. She also conducts workshops for The Wellness Community, a nationwide organization for people with cancer. Her latest book, Writing Out the Storm, Reading and Writing Your Way Through Serious Illness or Injury, published by St. Martin's Press in October 2002, is part memoir, part writing guide, and based on her Wellness Community workshops. Recently she and her daughter, Brooke Abercrombie, started a website/blog featuring weekly posts for writersBarbara lives in Santa Monica, California and Twin Bridges, Montana with her husband. She has two grown daughters and three grandchildren.