Nebraska Authors

Pamela Jo Jensen

Born 1961 Denver, CO (USA)

Jensen's collection, Legends of the Crane, 2000, a collection of stories, poetry and artwork about cranes, herons and egrets, garnered considerable acclaim in local newspapers in crane country in Nebraska and other states. Don Welch, Gerry Shepherd, Valerie Viernk and Charles Peek (all from the Kearney area) contributed writing to the book, as did Paul Johnsgard.

Places Lived

Gordon, NE (1966-1972)
Bridgeport, NE (1972-1973)
Imperial, NE (1973-1979)
Lincoln, NE (1979-1983)
Austin, TX
Denver, CO (After 1985)

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Poetry


Short stories, poetry, collection of folklore and childrens books; Cranes


Chase Couty high school
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1983 graduate)
University of Colorado-Ft.Collins


Interior Designer
Police and Paramedic dispatcher
Administrative assistant and bookkeeper


Eric Botden, Crane meadows Nature Center
Dr George Archibald, International Crane Foundation
Dayton Hyde, IRAM
Dr. Paul Johnsgard, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


Legends of the Crane. 2000. (Folklore compiled and edited by Pamela Jensen)

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