Nebraska Authors

Caroline Converse

AKA: Caroline Langman Converse

Born 1878-06-06 Grand Island, NE (USA)

Died 1976-10-20
Los Angeles, CA (USA)

Grand Island, NE (USA)
Grand Island Cemetery

Daughter of German immigrants to Hall County, Friederich 'Fritz' Langman and Margarethe Rief. She moved to southern California after her marriage and wrote two books about her childhood in Hall County that briefly mention her uncle Charles Rief, also a Nebraska author, who immigrated to Hall County and was the author of Land and Light, 1891.

Places Lived

Grand Island, NE
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles, CA

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Poetry


Poetry; Memoirs; Fiction--Historical; Children's Literature




Honorary Lifetime Member, National League of American Pen Women
Honorary Lifetime Member, Nishi Bei Fujin Kai, Japanese-American Women's Club


Founder, Pasadena Branch, National League of American Pen Women
Founder, Pasadena Chapter, National Society of Arts and Letters
Founder, Pasadena Branch, California Federation of Chaparral Poets
Pasadena Historical Society
Pasadena Writers Club, life member
Dickens Fellowship


Sea Babies. 1933.
I Remember Papa. 1949.
Let's Play Circus. 1953.
German Immigrant. 1953.
Lantern in the Prairie. 1954.
Wing-ed Eagle. 1956.
Magic Moonbeam. 1959.
Island in the Prairie. 1963.
Buy Hyacinths. 1966.
Shadows and Sylvan Pools.
Streamers and Confetti.
Invisible Triumph.
Seeds in the Wind.
April Sequence.
Pete and Repete.

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