KENT SIEVERS

Novelist // Photojournalist // Autodidact

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Kent Sievers

220 Castle Pine Dr.

Papillion, Nebraska 68133

402-850-7120

kent@kentsievers.com

I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona after my family moved from my home town of Storm Lake, Iowa when I was five years old.

After graduating from Phoenix Central High School in 1977, I split my days between repairing furniture for my family's business and shooting freelance assignments for United Press International. Nights were spent chasing spot news as a freelancer to the Phoenix Gazette. Every once in a while I managed a few hours sleep.

One year later, I accepted a staff photographer position at the Mesa Tribune. In 1982 I moved to the Arizona Republic. In 1983 I returned to freelancing, shooting editorial and commercial work for a variety of clients including Time and Newsweek magazines, the Associated Press, several Phoenix metro area hospitals and a variety of advertising and public relations firms.

The Scottsdale Progress coaxed me to return to newspapers in 1988, offering me the the opportunity to lead the photography staff as the paper's photo editor.

In 1990, two years after our daughter, Alison was born, we packed up and moved to Omaha, Nebraska. Our son, Nathan was born one year later. Freelance work for my national clients moved with me and over the next ten years I added a wealth of local clients including Creigton University and several area hospitals.

In 2000, I returned to my love of newspapering, taking a staff photographer postion at the Omaha World-Herald where I still work today.

Somewhere around 2007, I gave into my need to write fiction. My first novel "Little Man" a suspense/thriller was published by The Fiction Works in 2013. My second novel, another thriller titled "Masks of Betrayal" came out in 2016. I'm currently using every spare minute not spent at the day job cranking out my third book.