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Barbara has been delivering high-quality articles, marketing materials, and other writing products for over 15 years. Her experience, education, and enthusiasm for a wide range of subjects make her work a great addition to your magazine, newspaper, or book.


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503.201.0980 or barbara@barbaraibond.com

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Take a Hike Chicago

Take a Hike Chicago was published by Avalon Travel Publishing, June 14, 2011.

320 pages, paperbound; $17.99


Take a Hike Portland

Take a Hike Portland was published by Avalon Travel Publishing, May 5, 2009.

272 pages, paperbound; $16.95

"[Take a Hike Portland]"cuts through the clutter and zeroes in on the very best hikes you can do within a two-hour drive of Portland.

From the Wildwood Trail right in the city, to the Woodpecker Loop in the Willamette Valley near Corvallis, if you own this book and do these hikes, you will have seen the best trails around."

— Terry Richard in The Oregonian newspaper




Barbara's first book, 75 Scrambles in Oregon, best nontechnical ascents, was published in 2005 by The Mountaineers Books.

256 pages, 110 b&w photos, 77 maps, paperbound; $18.95

"75 Scrambles in Oregon offers great trip ideas for beginner to experienced adventurers. The route descriptions are accurate and easy to follow. I'm looking forward to using it with my own family!"

Stacy Allison, first American woman to summit Mount Everest


Book reviews

AIDS (pdf)
review of AIDS & the Body Politic; AIDS, Drugs & Prevention, by Catherine Waldy Routledge for the Lambda Book Report, May 1997, Vol. 5, Issue 11.
The Bars in Our Minds (pdf)
review of Women on the Row: Revelations from both sides of the bars, by Kathleen Shea for the Lesbian Review of Books, Vol.II, No.4 / Summer 2001.
Loading the Canon (pdf)
review of Go the Way Your Blood Beats, an anthology of gay and lesbian fiction by African-American Writers, edited by Shawn Stewart Ruff and Henry Holt for the Lambda Book Report, November 1996, Vol. 5, Issue 5.

Newspaper and magazine articles

Smith Rock Scrambling
for DestinationNW Section, Sunday Oregonian, April 10, 2005.
The Snowshoe Fits Everyone
for DestinationNW Section, Sunday Oregonian, January 30, 2005.
Health Matters: What’s the status of lesbian health research? (pdf)
for Deneuve, The Lesbian Magazine, April 1995, Vol 5, No.2.
A Talk with Dean Hamer, PhD, of the National Institutes of Health (pdf)
for the NOGLSTP Bulletin (National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals, Inc.), 1994.
Gay & Lesbian Americans reaches beyond D.C., building membership electronically (pdf)
for OutNow! April5, 1994.

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