Speakers Bureau

We have many talented writers in the Nebraska Writers Guild who are willing to come speak to your school, church group, library, or other organization. Below you will find a list of authors, where they live, and what they can speak about.

 

You will need to contact the author and make arrangements. Some authors might have a speakers fee. Please discuss this with the author.

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Author Name: 
Margie Lukas
City of Residence: 
Omaha
Expertise: 
I teach creative Writing at University of Nebraska-Omaha. I can give lectures on any of the many aspects of creative writing.
Contact Information: 
margielukas@msn.com
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Author Name: 
Faith A. Colburn
City of Residence: 
North Platte, Nebraska
Expertise: 
I have published two Nebraska memoirs and can speak especially about research that goes beyond names, dates, and places. I can also talk about being the first and (at the time) only woman, a journalist, in the field for the Game and Parks Commission. I'm willing to travel anywhere in Nebraska.
Contact Information: 
faithanncolburn@gmail.com; http://faithanncolburn.com/wordpress
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Author Name: 
Victorine E. Lieske
City of Residence: 
Scottsbluff
Expertise: 
I'm often asked to tell my story, about how my self-published eBook made the NYT's best seller list. I can also address writers in particular and talk about the steps I think are important to find success selling eBooks. I am willing to travel. You can contact me on my website.
Contact Information: 
victorinelieske.com
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Author Name: 
Connie Crow
City of Residence: 
Bellevue, NE
Expertise: 
I can speak to the emergence and growth of e-books, being e-published and writing romance novels. I've sold six romance novels that have been published as e-books and are also in print. I am a pioneer in this area having been in e-books since 1996.
Contact Information: 
ccrow21993@aol.com
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Author Name: 
Mary Connealy
City of Residence: 
Decatur
Expertise: 
My journey to publication
Contact Information: 
mary@maryconnealy.com

Author Name: 
Jean A. Lukesh
City of Residence: 
Palmer, NE
Expertise: 
I am a ten-time national award-winning author, editor, and publisher and am the author of THE NEBRASKA ADVENTURE, a very popular and multi-award-winning Nebraska studies textbook. I do booktalks on Nebraska history, Nebraska heroes, writing, researching, editing, self publishing, and more.
Contact Information: 
JeanLukesh@aol.com www.fieldmousebooks.com
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Author Name: 
Lisa Kovanda
City of Residence: 
Lincoln
Expertise: 
I write dark fiction and gritty reality, both novel and script. I have spoken about writing technique and story structure. I can also talk about medicine/health care, paranormal investigation as they relate to writing, or in general.
Contact Information: 
www.lisakovanda.com
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Author Name: 
Janet Syas Nitsick
City of Residence: 
Springfield
Expertise: 
Homespun-romantic tales, uplifting-personal accounts of my two different autistic sons, poetry, journalism writing. Highly-received presentations on autism from mother's perspective, "Effective Marketing Strategies," "Stages of Writing."
Contact Information: 
www.JanetSyasNitsick.com
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Author Name: 
Marilyn June Coffey
City of Residence: 
Omaha, Nebraska
Expertise: 
I’m a Great Plains Storyteller with stories to tell about my life as a writer in New York City and Nebraska. I give audiences a list of story questions like “why did Good Housekeeping fire me?” and “what made me shake Robert Kennedy’s hand?” Audience members chose which stories they want to hear.
Contact Information: 
marilyncoffey.net marilyncoffey@cox.net 402-455-4974
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Author Name: 
Sabrina Sumsion
City of Residence: 
Central City
Expertise: 
I love to talk about a wide variety of topics. Full disclosure: I simply love to talk! Subjects I can ramble on about in a professional manner include the publishing industry, publishing scams, marketing, branding and building a platform. Just for fun, I can talk about more. Just send me a message.
Contact Information: 
sabrina@sabrinasumsion.com
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Author Name: 
Johnnye Gerhardt
City of Residence: 
Omaha
Expertise: 
I lecture at multiple education levels in varied venues on characterization, dialogue, and screenwriting utilizing handouts and audience participation enhanced by interesting and humorous aspects of writing. I'm published and currently working with a Hollywood producer on a script. There is no fee.
Contact Information: 
jlg21447@aol.com Please put "Lecture" in the subject line.

Author Name: 
Carl McKever
City of Residence: 
Omaha, NE
Expertise: 
Intermediate-level poet and professional speaker - willing to speak about gaining a passion and zeal for writing poetry as well as poetic; able to teach on professional communication as well.
Contact Information: 
carl@carlmckever.com, www.carlmckever.com, Include inquiry request in your email
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Author Name: 
Nicole McDonald
City of Residence: 
Omaha
Expertise: 
I wrote ‘The Extraordinary Art of Couponing’ and am a professional speaker. I teach coupons, advanced coupons, meal planning, freebies, frugal family fun and budgeting at several local community colleges, public libraries, in-home parties and corporate events.
Contact Information: 
nicole@momsavesmoney.net, www.momsavesmoney.net

Author Name: 
Becky Breed
City of Residence: 
Lincoln, NE
Expertise: 
I co-authored 2014 IPPY Silver award winning book, Writing in Community: Say Goodbye to Writer's Block and Transform Your Life. The topics of creativity, overcoming writer's block, and the role of imagination are topics I love to talk about.
Contact Information: 
beckyandlucy@writeincommunity.com
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Author Name: 
Tammy Marshall
City of Residence: 
Neligh
Expertise: 
Writing a regular column, hosting exchange students, the Spanish language and culture, doing stand-up comedy, mastering public speaking, and surviving divorce and becoming stronger for it. I am willing to travel up to 300 miles. My fee would be contingent upon a variety of factors.
Contact Information: 
tamreader@gmail.com
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Author Name: 
Sarah Buhrman
City of Residence: 
Cozad
Expertise: 
As the author of Life 101, I speak to a variety of life skills, including basic financial skills or understanding common contracts, such as rental agreements. As the author of Too Wyrd, I give workshops on creating dialog, plot outlining, and writing a series. I can travel < 300 miles. Fee varies.
Contact Information: 
sjbuhrman@yahoo.com
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Author Name: 
Kim Stokely
City of Residence: 
Bellevue
Expertise: 
I have been a speaker/performer for Women's retreats and Bible studies. You can learn more about my one-woman Biblical drama on my website. I also love talking to students about creative writing.
Contact Information: 
www.kimstokely.com
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Author Name: 
Kathryn Gilmore
City of Residence: 
Lincoln
Expertise: 
Sweet Romance, YA, Fantasy, Writing, Finding Story Ideas, Protecting Women's Hand Art, Signage. I will travel up to 300 miles (further if you provide lodging). Fees vary, but are reasonable.No fee for Home School Groups. I love to speak to young people as well as adults.
Contact Information: 
thegownseries@gmail.com
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Author Name: 
Bonnie Lacy
City of Residence: 
Osceola, NE
Expertise: 
I write short stories, children's books, and contemporary supernatural novels. I like to encourage others about the writing and publishing path. I'd love to travel. If over 300 miles, please provide motel. Fees are reasonable.
Contact Information: 
Cell - (402) 366-1242, www. bonnielacy.com, bonnielacy@bonnielacy.com
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Author Name: 
Traci Robison
City of Residence: 
Lincoln
Expertise: 
I enjoy speaking with readers and helping writers of all ages bring their stories to life. As an archivist and author, I can discuss a variety of topics. Favorites are: inspiration, research, and all aspects of self-publishing--from writing first drafts to creating e-books, print, and audiobooks.
Contact Information: 
traci@tracirobison.com
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Author Name: 
G. M. Barlean
City of Residence: 
David City
Expertise: 
I'd be happy to do readings from my books, sell and sign my books, and speak about writing and independent publishing.
Contact Information: 
ginabarlean@gmail.com
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Author Name: 
Steve Bruttig
City of Residence: 
Murdock, Nebraska
Expertise: 
I speak in venues from highly technical to local wives groups, college classes and high schools. Expertise varies; mostly truth amidst belief, fact, opinion, myth, and negotiated truth. Manuscripts deal with the origins (universe, galaxy, solar system, life) history, philosophy and man. Fee varies.
Contact Information: 
spbruttig@aol.com
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Author Name: 
Robert Klein Engler
City of Residence: 
Omaha
Expertise: 
Poetry, History of St. Mary Magdalene Stained Glass Windows
Contact Information: 
RKleinEngler@aol.com
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Author Name: 
Christine Mager Wevik
City of Residence: 
Beresford, SD
Expertise: 
I am the author of "It's Only Hair," a humorous self-help book about living and coping with baldness. I enjoy speaking about hair loss - or any type of challenge - and how to cope with hope and humor. Favorites: inspirational and motivational. Willing to travel (with lodging over 300 miles).
Contact Information: 
cwevik@iw.net
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Author Name: 
Kolleen Meyer-Krikac
City of Residence: 
Lincoln
Expertise: 
I am a Life Coach and Counselor and am nearly ready to publish a self-help book on balance. I regularly speak to groups about creating life balance, finding meaning and purpose in life and achieving goals. I love to speak about personal and professional growth!
Contact Information: 
kolleen.balancedlife@gmail.com or www.balanced-life.us