Vera M. Barber

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General Information

Name: Vera M. Barber

Pen Name: Vera

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1936 in Mattoon, Illinois



Illinois Connection

Barber was born in Mattoon, Illinois and currently resides in Park Forest, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Vera Barber, coauthor of Ten Sisters, A True Story and Ten Little Sisters grew up in her grandparents home in central Illinois. She has spent much of her life traveling, and has lived in England, Japan, and Alaska. She now resides in the Chicago area and spends her time with family and friends. She is featured in the award-winning PBS short documentary on the Ten Sisters (Prairie Fire - PBS WILL) which won a Gracie Allen Award in 2004. She is featured in a full-length PBS documentary, Ten Sisters: A True Story. DVDs are available through PBS WILL 217 333 1070. Ask your local PBS stations for the time and date in your area. The story of the Ten Sisters was also featured in Family Circle Magazine, and three newspaper articles about the ten sisters won awards for journalism.

Published Works

  • Ten Sisters: A True Story, Mayhaven Publishing, 1997
  • Ten Little Sisters, Mayhaven Publishing, 2002

Titles at Your Library

Ten Sisters : A True Story

ISBN: 1878044818
Release Date: 1999-06-01

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Ten Little Sisters

ISBN: 1878044389
Release Date: 2002-10-08

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Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Vera M. Barber on WorldCat


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