Nebraska Authors

David S. Atkinson

Born NE (USA)

Nebraska native David Atkinson is the award-winning author of five books. He writes primarily fiction and short stories, but does dabble in poetry and nonfiction. By day, he works as a patent attorney in Denver, CO, and spends most of his free time reading and writing.

Places Lived

Denver, CO

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry




BA in English Literature, New York Institute of Technology
BS in Computer Science, University of Nebraska, Omaha
MFA in Creative Writing, University of Nebraska, Omaha
Juris Doctorate, Creighton University, Omaha, NE


Patent Attorney


Nebraska Book Award for Anthology, 2017


Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep.
Bones Buried in the Dirt. 2013.
The Garden of Good and Evil Pancakes. 2014.
Not Quite So Stories. 2016.
Apocalypse All the Time. 2017.

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