Abbe Rolnick

Award-winning Literary Fiction Author


About Abbe Rolnick

Abbe Rolnick grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland. Her first major cultural jolt occurred at age 15 when her family moved to Miami Beach, Florida. To find perspective, she climbed the only non-palm tree at her condo complex and wrote what she observed. History came alive with her exposure to Cuban culture. After attending Boston University, she lived in Puerto Rico, where she owned a bookstore. RIVER OF ANGELS, Generations of Secrets, Book 1, flows from her experiences there and is the first novel in her Generations Series. She continues with COLOR OF LIES, the second novel in the series, bringing the reader to the Pacific Northwest where she presently resides. Here she blends stories from island life with characters in Skagit Valley. The third in the series, FOUNDING STONES, will be published in 2020, and continues with characters from her two previous novels.

Her recent experiences with her husband’s cancer inspired Cocoon of Cancer: An Invitation to Love Deeply. (2016) It’s a love story that shares intimate tips for caregivers and family.

Tattle Tales: Essays and Stories Along the Way (2016) is a compilation of twenty years of writing.

Bubbie’s Magical Hair is her first children’s Illustrated book. Lyrical text combines with playful illustrations to take readers on a whimsical journey as Bubbie and her grandchildren grow older, reminding us of the ways grandparents bring us joy, comfort, and inspiration.

An avid world traveler, Abbe can be found with her husband Jim in Africa, Southeast Asia, South America, Sri Lanka, the Middle East, and other exotic countries when they aren’t at their home amid twenty acres in Skagit Valley, Washington, or visiting with her grown children and grandkids.

To learn more about her writings, Abbe’s Notes and Abbe’s Ruminations, visit her website,

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Abbe maintains an active website, monthly newsletter, and blog