FARISH, Terry. American, b. 1947. Genres: Novels, Children's fiction, Young adult fiction, Writing/Journalism. Career: Worked for American Red Cross in Vietnam, 1969-70; Ralston Public Library, Ralston, NE, director, 1976-82; Leominster Public Library, Leominster, MA, head of children's services, 1986-90; Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association, Lowell, MA, director of Young Parent Program, 1990-92; Rivier College, Nashua, NH, faculty, 1993-99; Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Portland, ME, faculty, 2001-. Salt Magazine, editor, 2001-. Publications: Why I'm Already Blue (young adult novel), 1989; Shelter for a Seabird (young adult novel), 1990; Flower Shadows (novel), 1992; If the Tiger (novel), 1995; Talking in Animal (children's novel), 1996; A House in Earnest, 2000; The Cat Who Liked Potato Soup, 2003.