Nebraska Authors

Janet Portiner

Born 1971 Gothenburg, NE (USA)

Nebraska native Janet Portiner is the author of Norfolk (2015) in the Images of Modern America series. She is interested in town history and has also published poetry and fiction. She has worked at the Norfolk Public Library, where she has produced and written for the library's newsletter, and has taught writing courses at Northeast Community College.

Places Lived

Gothenburg, NE
Norfolk, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry


Nebraska--History; Norfolk (Nebraska)--History


BA in English, double major in Writing and Literature, Wayne State College, Wayne, NE, 2008



Places Worked

Norfolk Public Library
Northeast Community College


Freelance Writers Club, Norfolk, NE


Norfolk (Images of America), 2015.

Other writing has appeared in work has appeared in Nebraska Life, Plains Song Review, Voices Out of Nowhere, Splickety Magazine, Hot Papers, Cleanfax Magazine, Cruising Through the Canon, Judas Goat, WillyCon E-Zine, ParentingHumor.com, InsecureWritersSupportGroup.com, Famous Poets of the Heartland, and Christmas Prairie Tales, www.norfolkbook.wordpress.com, and the Norfolk Daily News website.

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