About

Barbara Gregorich writes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her novel She’s on First was called “the best book that’s written on the idea of the first woman to play professional baseball,” and her nonfiction title, Women at Play: The Story of Women in Baseball, won the SABR-Macmillan Award for Best Baseball Research of the Year. Barbara’s Chicago detective Frank Dragovic solves mysteries in Dirty Proof and Sound Proof. Midwest Book Review called her Guide to Writing the Mystery Novel: Lots of Examples, Plus Dead Bodies “an accessible primer for writers of all skill and experience levels.” Barbara's most recent book is one she has wanted to write since the age of sixteen: Charlie Chan's Poppa: Earl Derr Biggers.

Other Works

  • Cookie the Cockatoo: Everything Changes

    2020
  • Charlie Chan's Poppa: Earl Derr Biggers

    2018
  • Research Notes for Women at Play, Volume 3

    2015
  • Guide to Writing the Mystery Novel: Lots of Examples, Plus Dead Bodies

    2014
  • Crossing the Skyway: Poems

    2013
  • Research Notes for Women at Play, Volume 2

    2013
  • Jack and Larry: Jack Graney and Larry, the Cleveland Baseball Dog

    2012
  • Sound Proof

    2011
  • Research Notes for Women at Play, Volume 1

    2010
  • Waltur Paints Himself into a Corner and Other Stories

    2007
  • Waltur Buys a Pig in a Poke and Other Stories

    2006
  • Women at Play: The Story of Women in Baseball

    1993
  • Dirty Proof

    1988
  • She's on First

    1987