ASHABRANNER, Melissa. American, b. 1950. Genres: Children's nonfiction, How-to books. Career: Affiliated with the Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC, 1972-77; Hill Rag, Inc. (publisher of community newspaper), owner and editor, 1980-88; Fagon Publishing Group (publisher of community newspapers), Washington, DC, co-owner, 1989-. Publications: (with B. Ashabranner) Into a Strange Land: Unaccompanied Refugee Youth in America, 1987; (with B. Ashabranner) Counting America, 1989. Address: Fagon Publishing Group, 224 7th St. S.E, Washington, DC 20003, U.S.A.