Nebraska Authors

Florence McCarthy Brenan

AKA: Gilbert Guest; Sister Mary Angela Brenan

Brenan wrote under the pen name "Gilbert Guest"

Born 1854-12-02 New York, NY (USA)

Died 1942-03-02
Omaha, NE (USA)

Omaha, NE (USA)
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

Nebraska Author known for her support of Ireland, Florence became a Catholic Sister of Mercy and changed her name to Sister Mary Angela.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Play/Screenplay
  • Poetry


Novels; Plays; Poems; Essays


High School Diploma, St. Joseph Academy, Omaha, NE
Undergraduate Work, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Bachelor of Literature Degree, Sisters of Charity Academy, New Orleans, LA



Places Worked

Catholic Sisters of Mercy


Catholic Sisters of Mercy


The Trinity of Friendships, or, Girl Chums. 1898.
Meg Burns. 1900. (play)
Homelight of the Prairies: A Play in Three Acts. 1921.
Loretta, the Sunshine of the Convent. 1921.
Bridal Trip in a Prairie Schooner. 1922.
Snapshots By the Way. 1922.
Margaret, or, Was It Magnetism? 1922.
Daisy, or, a Flower of the Tenements of Little Old New York. 1922.
The Spic-Span And Snap Talks. 1925.
The Adorable Alicia. 1925.
True Values. 1925.
The Beauty of Daily Duties. 1925.

Contributed to several periodicals and magazines

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