The Aaron M.Priest Literary Agency

Barbara Abercrombie

Barbara has published fiction and non-fiction for adults and several books for children, including the award-winning picture book Charlie Anderson, and A Year of Writing Dangerously, which Poets & Writers named one of their Best Books for Writers. She teaches in the Writers’ Program at UCLA Extension where she received the Outstanding Instructor Award and the Distinguished Instructor Award. She also conducts workshops for The Wellness Community, a nationwide organization for people with cancer. Writing Time, the website she started with her daughter, Brooke, featuring weekly posts for writers, was chosen by Writer’s Digest as one of the 101 Best Writing Websites. Barbara’s latest work is The Language of Loss: Poetry and Prose for Grieving and Celebrating the Love of Your Life (New World Library, 2020)–a collection that leads readers through the phases of grief, offering understanding and solace, that Abigail Thomas praises as “a treasury of words for when there are no words.”


A Year of Writing Dangerously