Newest book:
ruby's legacy: a community in clay
The first deep look at the impact
of artist ruby o'burke on Bay area ceramics


Abby Wasserman is a writer, artist and editor. 

Native to the San Francisco Bay region, she lived overseas from 1964 to 1972 and on the East Coast from 1972 to 1984. 

Now back in her home town of Mill Valley, she edits Review, the annual magazine of the Mill Valley Historical Society, freelances as a journalist and book editor, reviews classical music for, exhibits her art, and teaches creative writing.


Articles & Reviews

Selections from Abby's hundreds of published articles on visual artists for The Oakland Museum of California, plus recent feature articles, personal essays, and online classical music reviews. Also: an essay on Abby's assemblage art by art historian Dr. Allison M. Moore.


Published books on contemporary artists, writers & local area history.


Childrens' Books

Adventures of a contemporary New York couple and their sociable cat.


Artwork & Exhibits

Abby works in a variety of media to create artwork, including Collage, Assemblage, Watercolor & Illustration.

Image Galleries


Writing Groups

Abby Wasserman teaches a creative writing group every Thursday at O'Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley,  California. Her freewriting class provides a supportive and stimulating environment. (

Editorial Services

Abby has edited projects of all kinds, including a historical journal (ongoing), magazines, letters, short stories, feature articles, non-fiction books and novels. Besides her most recent project, Ruby O'Burke: A Legacy in Clay, other edited books are Betty Goerke's historical fiction for third graders, Adventures of Two Coast Miwok Children. (A special Teacher's Edition was published by the Mill Valley Historical Society in October 2020 and a children's edition 6 in. x 9 in. trade paperback followed in  January 2021.) Abby also edited A Broken Propeller: Baz Bagby and America's First Transcontinental Air Race by Betty Goerke;  A Mythology for the Third Millenium: Confessions of an Alien by E.T. Marshall; Uprooted: A Memoir of a Marriage by Esti Skloot; All Passengers by Brenda Foster; Shopping Lessons and Searching for the G Spot by Peller Marion; Fragments of the Corps by John Greven; Walking Each Other Home Again by Laurie Oman; Pursuing Beauty: My Life with William Calfee by Patricia Friend; and Barefoot in Hell's Canyon by Bryan Gould.

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