Nebraska Authors

Sally Jo Walker

Born 1946 Exira, IA (USA)

Walker has written numerous screenplays, some of which have been optioned or placed with well-known producers. Her non-fiction book A Writer's Year has sold well. Walker has worked full time as a registered nurse throughout her writing career. She has worked with Lew Hunter.

Places Lived

Exira, IA
Houston, TX
Albuquerque, NM
Omaha, NE
LaVista, NE
Papillion, NE
Ralston, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Play/Screenplay
  • Poetry


Screen and Theatrical Plays; Novels; Non-fiction; Short Stories; Historical Romance


High School Diploma, 1965, Omaha Tech High, Omaha, NE
Undergraduate Studies, University of Albuquerque, NM
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing, University of Nebraska -Omaha, Omaha, NE


Registered Nurse
Full-time Author, Poet and Playwrite

Places Worked

Insurance Companies
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Bergan Mercy Hospital, Omaha, NE


Has received honors in state competitions for poetry
One of her plays was selected for presentation through the National Endowment for the Arts


Brian's Homecoming, a Play. 1985.
Letting Go of Sacred Things, a Novel. 1988.
Desert Time. 2005.

Numerous articles in Moviescope and Screentalk magazines.

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