Nebraska Authors

Becky Breed

Born 1949 Auburn, NE (USA)

Becky Breed writes about life in Nebraska, of living on farms and of her strong connection to the prairie. She worked as a high school principal for an alternative high school and with children and families who are underrepresented as a result of poverty, race, or color. This, and her writing group of 13 years, are the major influences of her writing.

Places Lived

Auburn, NE
Bennet, NE
Hickman, NE
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry


Poems; Essays


Doctorate in Educational Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Administrator, Lincoln Public Schools
High School Principal, Lincoln Public Schools

Places Worked

Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE


John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, 20 October 2013
Independent Publisher Book Award for Writing in Community: Say Goodbye to Writer's Block and Transform Your Life, 2014
Hall of Fame at the Bryan Community Focus School, Lincoln Public Schools


Writing in Community: Say Goodbye to Writer's Block and Transform Your Life. co-edited with Lucy Adkins, 2013.
The Fire Inside: A Companion for the Creative Life. 2021. co-edited with Lucy Adkins

Becky participated in an Ames Reading Series program in October 2013. Her appearance begins at the 11 minute 45 second mark in the video:

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