Nebraska Authors

Terry L. Hyland

Born 1954 Columbus, NE (USA)

Omaha journalist with a special interest in Boy's Town, Hyland has published many of his book with Boy's Town Press. "Inspiration to be a writer came from reading newspaper editorials and columns... Art Buchwald, Mike Royko... when I was in grade school." Letters from the Front: Boys Town on the Battlefield from Pearl Harbor to the Persian Gulf, 1995, his best known effort, was co-authored with Hugh Reilly, with a foreword by Bob Kerrey.

Places Lived

Columbus, NE (1954-74)
Lincoln, NE (1974-84)
Omaha, NE (1984-99)

Author Of

  • Journalism


Boys Town; War Correspondence


Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, 1984, University of Nebraska, Lincoln



Places Worked

Omaha World Herald
Boys Town Press, senior writer and editor


1987-AP Newswriting Award for Continuing Coverage (Omaha World-Herald)
1989-AP Newswriting Award for Spot News (Omaha World-Herald)


Inspired by Art Buchwald and Mike Royko
Student of Al Pagel at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Dreams Fulfilled: Success Stories From Boys Town. 1992.
Letters From the Front: Boys Town on the Battlefield From Pearl Harbor to the Persian Gulf. 1995. (coauthor with Hugh J. Reilly)
Issues in Quality Child Care. 1998.
Angry Kids, Frustrated Parents. 1999.

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