In the eighties, EA Luetkemeyer served four years of a ten year sentence in an Illinois State Prison whose population was daunting and ethnically diverse, an experience he embraces and which informs much of his writing and world view. There he experienced first-hand the great class and racial divides afflicting America today. He Debut novel, Penitentiary Tales: a Love Story is based on the journal he kept to document those years and to never forget the lessons learned. He was awarded an MFA in Creative writing from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, in 2015.
His short fiction has appeared in Sou’wester, Opium Magazine, Commonthought, Del Sol Review, Perversion Magazine, The Ilanot Review, and the anthology Stories That Must Be Told. He is the author of the novels Penitentiary Tales: A Love Story, Inside the Mind of Martin Mueller, and the memoir The Book of Chuck: A Memorial Compilation of Poetry and Prose.
Luetkemeyer lives and writes between the San Francisco Bay area and Southern Oregon and favors the trite but true adage that bad roads lead to good stories.
Learn more at EA Luetkemeyer’s official website