Nebraska Authors

Richard Kimbrough

AKA: Dick

Born 1931 Brule, NE (USA)

The author published a number of articles in newspapers including the Omaha World-Herald, Lincoln Journal-Star, Daily Nebraskan, The Nebraskan. He was influenced by his grandmother who encouraged him to read omnivorously.

Places Lived

Big Springs, NE (1931-1958)
North Platte, NE (1968-1975)
Crete, NE
North Carolina

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction


Novels; Juvenile Fiction; How-To Books; Ghost Writer; Magazine Articles; Syndicated Column; Education; Textbooks; Children's Books


Bachelors Degree, 1955, University of Nebraska-Kearney, B.A.
Masters Degree, University of California-San Francisco, M.A.
University of Maine-Orono
Duke University


U.S. Korean War Vetern (Army)
Farming (Nebraska)

Places Worked

High Schools in: Nebraska, Colorado, California, and Illinois, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Khujand State University, Kyrgyz National University


John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, 15 November 2001
Distinguished Recognition Award---Friends of American Writers, Chicago, 1973
Leavey Award For Excellence in Education, Salt Lake City, 1991


Cross County Courage. 1972.
Love Grows on Farms. 1976.
What's a Ferret, 1976.
What's in Your Hand. 1977. (with Clifford Burdick)
County Love. 1982.
The Nebraska Preacher's Kid. 1983. (ghosted for Harry Tyler)
Becoming My Own Person (ghosted for Augusta Noyce) 1984.
O Pioneers. 1987. (ghosted for Augusta Noyce)
History Mysteries. 1994.
Entrepreneurship Today. 1995. (with Robin Anderson)
The Outsiders. 1998. (with Mourtazo Chadyev)
Country Tales and Truths. 1986.

Kimbrough was the featured author at the November 2001 Ames Reading Series program:

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