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Shirley Abbott, American writer. Fulbright scholar, 1957-1958; recipient Arkansas Library. Association award, 1984. Member Authors Guild.

Background

Abbott, Shirley was born on November 16, 1934 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States. Daughter of Alfred Bemont and Velma (Loyd) Abbott.

Education

AB, Texas Women's University, 1956. Postgraduate, University de Grenoble, 1958. Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1959.

Career

From editorial assistant to finish editor chief, Horizon Magazine, New York City, 1959-1976;medical writer, editorial director,, Rebus, Inc., New York City, since 1980.

Membership

Member Authors Guild.

Connections

Married Alexander William Tomkievicz, September 12, 1964. Children: Katharine Alexandra, Elizabeth Jane.

father:
Alfred Bemont Abbott

mother:
Velma (Loyd) Abbott

spouse:
Alexander William Tomkievicz

children:
Katharine Alexandra Abbott

Elizabeth Jane Abbott