Nebraska Authors

Carole S. Amateis

Born 1951 Bridgeport, NE (USA)

A multifaceted writer, Amteis did freelance newspaper reporting, feature stories, was a cooking columnist, and also a columnist for "Crosstimes". She also did music composition, children's literature and curricula, was editor of "The Bean Bag" (quarterly magazine of the Nebraska Bean Growers Association), and wrote the Benjamin Bean children's books.

Places Lived

Bridgeport, NE
Gering, NE
Mitchell, NE
Broadwater, NE
Denver, CO
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Journalism
  • Music and Audio
  • Nonfiction
  • Other


Music Compostion; Children's Fiction; Nebraska Press Women


Diploma, 1970, Bridgeport High School, Bridgeport, NE


Freelance Writer
Newspaper Reporter
Editor, The Bean Bag Quarterly Magazine of the Nebraska Bean Growers Association

Places Worked

Scottsbluff Star-Herald, Reporter
Nspire Magazine Scottsbluff, NE
The Voice News Hickman, NE


Nebraska Press Women: Honorable Mention Feature Story
Honorable Mention, Daily News Reporting
West Nebraska Arts Center Juried Photography Exhibitor


Benjamin Bean, Planting, Growing & Harvesting. 2000.
Benjamin Bean's Brain Bogglers. 2000.
Benjamin Bean's Family Reunion. 2001.
Benjamin Bean's Brain Bogglers. 2001. (2nd in series)

Contributor to:
L Magazine for the Lincoln Journal Star
Omaha World Herald

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