Nebraska Authors

Carleen Brice

Born 1963 Omaha, NE (USA)

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Denver, CO
Lawrence, KS

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction


Fiction; African-American Culture; Grief; Midlife Issues


High School Diploma, 1981, Omaha Central High School, Omaha, NE
Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1985, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS


Journalist (free-lance)

Places Worked

Denver, CO


2009 First Novelist Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and the 2008 Break Out Author Award at the African American Literary Awards Show for Orange Mint and Honey.


Walk Tall: Affirmations for People of Color. 1994.
Lead Me Home: An African-American's Guide Through The Grief Journey. 1999.
Age Ain't Nothing but a Number: Black Women Explore Midlife. 2003.
Orange Mint and Honey. 2008.
Children of the Waters. 2009.

We appreciate corrections and additions to our information about authors, but please read the following guidelines and caveats carefully.

  • The Nebraska Authors database is based on publicly available sources. Unless you are the author contacting us in person, it helps us if you cite the source or sources of your information. We cannot include unsourced information in the database.
  • We may be appreciative of information we choose not to include in the publicly available database.
  • To include an image on an author profile, please send jpg attachment to nebraskaauthors@lincoln.ne.gov. A photo-release agreement is required before the image will be published on this site.
  • Because of the way we are staffed, expect corrections or additions to take time, sometimes up to three months.
  • While we initially included some actual links to external URLs in the database, we will in the future no longer provide functioning links. We will instead record the presence of specific external materials in language that we hope will help intelligent users find it themselves. Web rot, in which actual materials remain online but undergo changes in their URLs, is too demanding in terms of staff time for us to hope to keep external links current.

Please copy, fill out the form below, and email it to heritage@lincoln.ne.gov to suggest a change.

Carleen Brice

Do you have corrections for the above information or other information to add?:

(e.g. Author is buried in Fremont, not in David City / Also wrote for the Daily Nebraskan during her time as a student)