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Professor Luebke publishes first novel

November 14, 2014

In "Steps of the Sun," UW-River Falls English Professor Steven Luebke tells the fictional story of social proponents in a large Midwestern university community in the early 1980s.

The setting and time period are no surprise as Luebke began working on what has become his first published novel when he was a graduate student at UW-Madison more than three decades ago. Luebke began working on "Steps of the Sun" following the death of John Lennon in 1980 and has been working on the novel periodically ever since.

Published by Tri-Screen Connection, "Steps of the Sun" follows "regular people; ill-equipped for heroics and constrained by modest realms" who find a common cause in the creation of a recreational center for youth.

A frequently published writer of short stories and poetry, Luebke's "Steps of the Sun" is something of a departure from his previous work. "The chronology is all mixed up and the story is told from four points of view," Luebke said. "My short stories have, for the most part, been straightforward narratives."

"Steps of the Sun" is available for purchase through the Web-e-Books website.

For more information, contact Luebke at