A list of works by Nebraska author
Lori Van Pelt
Lori Van Pelt was born and raised in Banner County, Nebraska, growing up on her parents' wheat farm and cattle ranch. Lori began writing while attending Banner County High School in Harrisburg, Nebraska, and had her first poem published during this time. Following high school, Lori attended Nebraska Western College in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, graduating in 1981 with an Associate of Applied Science in Business Degree. She began a career in banking, but still took time to pursue her interest in journalism, occasionally submitting articles for the Western Nebraska Observer in Kimball, Nebraska.In 1990, Lori moved to Laramie, Wyoming to complete work on her undergraduate degree. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Finance with honors from the University of Wyoming in 1993. After graduation, Lori accepted a position as a staff writer for the Saratoga Sun newspaper. Shortly afterwards, Lori married Eugene Walck, Jr., and continued to pursue her writing while living on the Walck ranch in Saratoga. Lori currently writes for the WREN (Wyoming Rural Electric News) Magazine, serves as a correspondent for the Casper Star Tribune, and is a frequent essayist for Wyoming Public Radio's "Open Spaces." She is an active member of The Author's Guild, Women Writing the West, and Western Writers of America. Articles that Lori has written have been featured in Western Writers of America's Roundup Magazine and in True West Magazine, Wild West, Pilot Getaways, Western Horseman, The Fence Post and Old West. She is the author of several books and short stories. Recently, Lori had the opportunity to portray the wife of wagon train leader Albert Fancher for a History Channel documentary on the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre. Besides writing, Lori is also a talented musician and vocalist, performing at various events in Wyoming. Lori still resides in Saratoga, Wyoming with her husband, Eugene.
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