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Biographical Information

Lyn Messersmith is a third generation rancher in Cherry County Nebraska, a free lance writer and purveyor of occasional western wit and wisdom. All of those occupations pay equally poorly, but she’s see a lot of good country and met some mighty fine folks on the path to the poorhouse.

Lyn’s two books of poetry are Downwind From The Smoke (1994) and Ground Tied (2003). She and trail partner, Deb, have performed in schools, parks, museums, a blacksmith shop, and on the Elko stage, and may be the only entertainers to have twice canceled programs at Ft. Kearny on account of tornadoes!
Besides writing poems and songs (and avoiding tornadoes), Deb Carpenter-Nolting also conducts writing and songwriting workshops. Deb teaches College Composition and other English classes at Gering High School.

Lyn Messersmith
4241 269th Trail
Alliance, NE 69301
Deb Carpenter-Nolting
P.O. Box 68
Bushnell, NE 69128
308-360-0756 (cell)
308-673-5057 (home)