Nebraska Authors

Reba Pierce Cunningham

Born 1896-11-10 Marshalltown, IA (USA)

Died 1993-07-09
Grand Island, NE (USA)

Grand Island, NE (USA)

She has written more than 250 short stories and articles which have appeared in 15 publications, including 'True West', 'Old West', 'Western Farmer', and 'Farm Life'. She also wrote columns such as, 'Ranch Woman's Diary' for the Denver Post, and 'My Week at the Ranch' for the Great Falls (Montana) Tribune.

Places Lived

Marshalltown, IA
Omaha, NE
Lincoln, NE
Grand Island, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Journalism


Western Fiction; Journalism; Children's Fiction


Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
Iowa State University, Ames, IA




Her husband was C.W. Cunningham, Partner of Peter Kiewit and Sons in Omaha
Western Writers of America
National League of American Pen Women
Nebraska Writers Guild


Cowboys, Cooks, and Catastrophes. 1985.
How Do You Do It? Ask the Kids. 1989.

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