Nebraska Authors

Jeff O'Donnell

Born 1953 Beatrice, NE (USA)

Places Lived

Hastings, NE
Beatrice, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction


Insurance; Fiction; True Crime--Starkweather; Fiction-Historical Westerns; How-to; History


Graduated, 1971, Hastings High School , Hastings, NE
Graduated, 1975, Kearney State College, Kearney, NE


Insurance agent

Places Worked

American Family Insurance, 1982-


Insurance Smart. 1991.
Blood on the Republican. 1991.
Broken Bow. 1991.
Dismal River. 1992.
Starkweather. 1993.
Luther North: Frontier Scout. 1995.
Adams County Nebraska. 1995.
Amazing Tales of the Old West. 1997.
'Ohunkakan Stories' native American bedtime stories marketed in
NY, gathered at Rosebud Reservation.
Dark Rivers. Not yet published 11/92.
The Ricker Tablets. being considered by U of N press, 1992.

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