Elfrieda Abbe

Milwaukee, WI USA

Professional Experience

As a nationally published feature writer, I've covered books and films; the art and craft of writing; home, furniture and garden design; and travel. I've interviewed artists, authors, actors and directors, and folks who are passionate about their interests, whether it’s wearable art, designing furniture, gardening, neuroscience, or building a steam locomotive. Published articles include “The Houses Railroads Built,” a survey of Gilded Age mansions, “Hale Verbs Well Met,” about wordsmith Constance Hale, “If You Want to Write…Start Here,” “Sitting Pretty,” about beautifully crafted one-of-a-kind chairs, how artists on the art fair circuit succeed in business, and how writers use social media. I approach each assignment with curiosity, enthusiasm and ear for a good story.


30 Years
30 Years


Arts & Humanities
30 Years
Books & Literature
10 Years
30 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
12 Years
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
6 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
12 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

30 Years

Other Work History

Publisher, Kalmbach Publishing Company Editor-in-chief, The Writer Magazine Arts & Entertainment Editor, The Milwaukee Sentinel Publications Editor, College of Letters and Science, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee Publisher and Editor, Angles, a magazine for women working in film and video

Computer Skills

OS 10, Word, In-Copy


Audio recorder, computer


References on request


Editor of The Writer, five-time winner of the Folio Award for Editorial Excellence Editor of Milwaukee Sentinel's award-winning arts and entertainment section


National Book Critics Circle


Book reviews

Remarkable Argentine writer rediscovered in new short story collection


Must-have for any writer's bookshelf