photo credit Meliva Koch

Luke Wildman may be a figment of your imagination—or you may be one of his.

Either way, he’s a writer of comedy, fantasy, and other weird fiction, who spends far too much time working on his novels. Born and raised in West Africa, he moved to the U.S. at nineteen, and now lives with his wife outside Chicago.

To date he’s written five novels and countless short stories, one of which was published with a second place win in Writers of the Future Vol. 37. Other publications include Havok magazine and Parnassus.

Luke has dreamed of being a published author since he began writing his first novel in fifth grade (it ended up at over 200k words). He intends to keep writing until the day Old Grim gets him.

This site is designed to let readers walk along the road with him, observing his journey to publication in real-time. Triumphs, pitfalls, and perplexities included.