Creature

A Novel of Mary Shelley and FRANKENSTEIN

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Advanced Fiction

A Writer's Guide and Anthology

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Eldorado, Iowa: A Novel

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The Writer's Eye

Observation & Inspiration for Creative Writers

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The Hands-On Life

How to Wake Yourself Up and Save The World

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Amy E. Weldon

Writer. Teacher. Seeker.

Amy Weldon, an Alabama native, is professor and department head of English at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and codirector of its biennial Luther College Writers Festival. She is the author of Creature: A Novel of Mary Shelley and Frankenstein (Sea Crow Press, 2025), Advanced Fiction: A Writer’s Guide and Anthology (Bloomsbury Academic, 2023), Eldorado, Iowa: A Novel (Bowen Press Books, 2019), The Writer’s Eye: Observation and Inspiration for Creative Writers (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018), and The Hands-On Life: How to Wake Yourself Up and Save The World (Cascade Books, 2018).

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My purpose as a teacher is to build students’ capacities for life in our challenging, still-beautiful world, so they can power themselves into the future with knowledge, curiosity, and wonder.

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  • February 7, 2024

    ADVANCED FICTION Featured in Luther’s Alumni Magazine.

    Suitably for a book featuring such a large number of Luther Creative Writing alums, Advanced Fiction has just been featured in a lovely alumni-magazine story by Kate Frentzel. Take a look!

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  • December 16, 2023

    CREATURE is forthcoming in 2025!

    Delighted to announce that my novel Creature: A Novel of Mary Shelley and FRANKENSTEIN will be published by Sea Crow Press in the spring of 2025. Students, friends, and family know this has been a long journey (especially to get its first draft of 236,000 words down to a manageable length!), but I am thrilled […]

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  • September 18, 2023

    Luther College Writers Festival 2023: This Weekend!

    The Luther College Writers Festival is almost here – on campus this weekend, Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23! Kicking off at 4 pm on Friday, Sept. 22 with a talk by Mark Oppenheimer, author of Squirrel Hill, the Festival will welcome poet and essayist Ross Gay for our Farwell Distinguished Lecture that night […]

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