Nebraska Authors

Gina Allen

AKA: Regina Hunkins Allen

Born 1916-07-03 Trenton, NE (USA)

Died 1993-12-26
San Diego, CA (USA)

Daughter of author Ralph Valentine Hunkins.

Places Lived

Trenton, NE
Lincoln, NE
Lawrence, SD
Evanston, IL
Las Cruces, NM
San Diego, CA

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction


Juvenile Fiction; Sociology; Pioneer Life; Oregon Trail


University of Nebraska, 1935-37, Lincoln, NE
Bachelor of Journalism Degree, 1940, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL


Freelance Writer


New Mexico Democratic Committee State Chairwoman
New Mexico Congress of Parents and Teachers, fifth vice president
Saturday Review Anisfield-Wolf Award, 1962


New Mexico Social Welfare Conference Executive Committee Member
New Mexico Youth Commission, Executive Secretary
Member of the Authors League


Prairie Children. 1941.
Tepee Days. 1941. (with Ralph Hunkins)
Trapper Days. 1942. (with Ralph Hunkins)
On the Oregon Trail. 1942.
Sod-House Days. 1945.
Rustics for Keep. 1948.
The Forbidden Man. 1961.
Contributed short stories, articles and columns to magazines in U.S. and abroad.

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