Nebraska Authors

D.R. Haskin

AKA: Dick Haskin

Born ≈ 1961 NE (USA)

In writing his 2009 novel, "The Hills of Mars," Haskin used diaries, obituaries, photos, land records and family stories passed down through the generations to portray the early Nebraska settlement of Mars in northern Antelope County. Mars was founded by Haskin's great-great grandfather, Samuel J. Haskin, in the early 1870s.

Places Lived

Royal, NE
Mars, NE (lives on the land his great-great grandfather homesteaded)

Author Of

  • Fiction


Historical Fiction; Nebraska Subjects; Novel


Graduated, 1979, Neligh/Oakdale High School, Neligh, NE
BA, 1983, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


The Hills of Mars. 2009.
The Hills of Mars: Samuel's Journal. 2010. (with Samuel Haskins).
Beyond the Hills of Mars. 2011.
Return to the Hills of Mars. 2012.

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