Nebraska Authors

John Kalkowski

Born Bassett, NE (USA)

Kalkowski teaches at Andersen Middle School in Millard (now a neighborhood of Omaha). His experiences teaching students to read, especially teaching students who hate reading, inspired his first efforts at writing. His first novel Red Cell, was a 2013-2014 Golden Sower nominee.

Places Lived

Bassett, NE
Lincoln, NE
Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction


Young Adult Novels; Fiction-YA


Baccalaureate, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Middle School Teacher

Places Worked

Harry Andersen Middle School, Millard (Omaha), NE


2013-2014 Golden Sower nomination for Red Cell


Chris Raabe, colleague at Andersen Middle School who also writes YA fiction. Reporter Micah Mertes profiled the two writers in a 12-6-2015 article, "Pen Pals Prevail," in the Omaha World-Herald.


Red Cell. 2010.
The Betrayal: A Red Cell Novel. 2015.

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