PELKA, Fred. American, b. 1954. Genres: Civil liberties/Human rights. Career: Hospital News, Boston, MA, reporter specializing in the areas of health care, health insurance, and finance, 198687; freelance writer. Boston Center for Independent Living, cofounder and vice-chairperson of Transportation Committee, 1984-86, member of board of trustees, 1990-93. Publications: The ABC-Clio Companion to the Disability Rights Movement, 1997. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor to magazines and newspapers. Address: 54 Burncolt Rd., Florence, MA 01062, U.S.A.