Nebraska Authors

Thomas James Bruner

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Niobrara, NE
Crofton, NE
Bloomfield, NE
North Platte, NE
Verdigre, NE
Devil's Nest

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Play/Screenplay


Fiction; Plays; Nebraska


Bachelor of Arts in Education Degree in Communication and English, 1973, Wayne State College, Wayne, NE
Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology, 1978, University of Nebraska-Kearney, Kearney, NE
Graduate Coursework at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska-Kearney, and Chadron State College, Nebraska


Construction Worker
Grease Jockey
Baseball Coach

Places Worked

KOOQ Radio, North Platte, NE


Stories I'll Bury in Bloompatch: A Baby Boomer Remembers 1960. 2004.

Play commemorating Niobrara's 125th year of existance. 1981.
Treasure of Deadman's Swamp. 1983.
Bloomfield, NE Centennial Pageant. 1990. (commissioned play)
Crofton, NE Centennial Pageant. 1992. (commissioned play)

Radio Program:
White Horse Video Review. 1982-1983.

Articles featured in:
NPGA Journal. 1980.
Speaking for Children. 1983.
North Platte Telegraph. 1996.

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