Nebraska Authors

Marie Kester Krohn

Krohn lived outside the state for some 40 years and returned to her hometown after her husband retired from the aerospace industry. Her novel Portrait of a Chair was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Places Lived

Neligh, NE
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction


History; Biography; Nebraska subject; Nonfiction; Women; Sports; Academia


Associate Degree in Science Education, 1958, Wayne State College, Wayne, NE
Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, Rockford University, Rockford, IL
Summer Writing Workshop, University of Iowa


Teacher (elementary and middle school)

Places Worked

Norfolk Daily News


Biography of Louise Pound received a five star rating by Amazon.com
Portrait of a Chair was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.


Louise Pound: The 19th Century Iconoclast Who Forever Changed America's View About Women, Academics, and Sports. 2007.
Portrait of a Chair. 2011.
Antelope County. 2013. (Images of America Series)
Christmas in Elm Grove. 2016.

Articles and short stories featured in:
Norfolk Daily News
Nebraska Life Magazine
Storyteller Magazine
Rockford Review
Calyx: A Journal of Women’s Art & Literature

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