Meet a Member: Barb Micek

Nebraska Press Women have many strong members. One person I have enjoyed getting to know at NFPW meetings, through the NFPW board and when I attended a Nebraska affiliate meeting is Barb Micek. She is a talented writer, dedicated member and has a friendly personality so people enjoy spending time with her. Meet this awesome member I am happy I can call a friend.

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Name: Barb Micek

City and State: Fullerton, NE

Affiliate and leadership positions: Nebraska Press Women, served on NPW board for around 15 years in committee positions and as secretary.

Years a member of NFPW: Member for 20 years

Tell us a little about you:

I have worked as editor for a weekly newspaper in Fullerton since 1996. In 2013, co-writer Nancy Hansen, who is currently serving as NPW secretary, and I published the book “Nebraska Authors Volume One” and in 2014 published military stories of over 50 veterans across Nebraska titled “Nebraskans Remember.” The books were a culmination of three years of interviews and research in between working, so I guess we like to work on the wild side of life! We are currently working on the second books in between our work schedules. In January I also decided to take an online college courses to pursue a Library and Information Services Degree. I guess I thought I didn’t have enough to do!

Any career advice you would give?

Love what you do, life is too short to do otherwise.

Which talent would you most like to have?

I’d like to have the talent of not procrastinating.

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Barb Micek, front left, with NFPW members visiting Island Park following a spring board meeting. From left: Cathy Koon, Micek, Teri Ehresman, Katherine Kenniston, Lori Potter and Cynthia Price.

If you could live anywhere where would it be?

 

I hear Arizona is nice this time of year, especially after digging out of 15″ of snow. Where I’d like to visit is Poland and find my ancestry there.

What book are you reading?

The Worst Hard Times : The Untold Story of the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan, and A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken. (You have to read at least two books at a time.)

What would people be surprised to learn about you?

That if you tried to interrupt me while watching Downton Abbey, I probably wouldn’t answer your phone call.

Why is your affiliate and NFPW important to you?

NPW is important to me, mainly because of the sisterhood it’s become in my life, and because the conferences are so valuable in what I learn and gain in the way of education and friendship. Plus, the conferences bring me to places in Nebraska I never would have been if not for NPW. The very same can be said for NFPW.

Way to follow you:

Facebook, I don’t Twitter. Our book website is http://www.dandhadventurespublishing.com

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