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Samantha Lynn Abeel

Samantha Lynn Abeel, American juvenile fiction author. Recipient 1st regional and 2d place state writer's award Daughters of the American Revolution, 1992, award of excellence Learning Disabilities Association, 1993. Speaker to civic groups on learning disabilities, 1993; numerous presentations to church groups on writing and learning differences, since 1993.

Background

  • Abeel, Samantha Lynn was born on December 29, 1977 in Forks, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of David Nelson and Elizabeth Ann (Pringle) Abeel.

  • Education

    • Student public schools, Traverse City, Michigan.

    Career

    • Speaker Learning Disabilities Association Michigan Annual Conference, 1993, Walloon Institute, Petoskey, Michigan, 1993, 94, New York Orton Dyslexia Society, New York City, 1994, Carroll School, Boston, 1994. Keynote speaker Ceya Institute, University Wisconsin, Platteville, 1994.

    Works

    • Author: What One Was White, 1994 (republic as Reach for the Moon) (Margot Marek book award New York Orton Dyslexia Society 1994), My Thirteenth Winter, 2003 (American Library Association Book Award Winner). Participant video Hidden Gifted.

    Membership

    Speaker to civic groups on learning disabilities, 1993. Numerous presentations to church groups on writing and learning differences, since 1993.

    Personality

    Interests

    Early american history, hiking, skiing, music.

    Connections

    • father: David Nelson Abeel
    • mother: Elizabeth Ann (Pringle) Abeel
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    Born December 29, 1977
    (age 38)
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