Erin Wedemeyer Enjoys Writing as a Hobby
Submitted on November 1, 2018
Freshman Erin Wedemeyer is already a published author. Her novel, “A Vow to Fury,” was released in May 2018.
Wedemeyer, who is from Louisville and a product of Presentation Academy, drew her inspiration for the self-published, 330-page volume from the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien and the movie James Cameron’s Avatar (2009).
“I've always been a huge fan of fantasy and started writing as a hobby in eighth grade,” she remarked. “I never really imagined I could have a published novel until my high school presented me with the opportunity for independent study my senior year.”
She said it was her participation in her college-preparatory high school’s senior independent program that taught her how to self-publish, market, edit, design, and write a novel.
“Which is exactly what I did.”
Her novel tells the story of Repana, a young woman who finds herself forced into a new role when she acquires a dragon egg. Can the tribal woman just seventeen years old care for it? Will she be able to raise it on her own? Will she be able to protect the egg from the dragon’s enemies?
Repana has always been an outcast in her tribe: she is the only tribal to continue the worship of dragons. Her fellow tribe members ridicule her for her religion, claiming that the dragons abandoned them long ago when not one dragon had appeared to rescue the tribals from the oppression of the aggressive Casprallos ...
A dying mother dragon, shot from the sky and discovered by Repana, bestows upon the young tribal the task of raising one of her eggs. Repana, strong in her faith, unhesitantly promises to protect the egg -- but she doesn't know that this is the exact egg the Casprallo's king is scouring the land to find, an egg that will hatch a dragon far more powerful than any dragon alive...
The novel is especially good for middle and high school age readers. It is available from online retailers and in the campus bookstore.
Wedemeyer will have a booth at the 2018 Kentucky Book Fair on Nov. 17. It runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena. The 37th annual event follows the week-long Kentucky Book Festival instituted this year by the Kentucky Humanities Council.
The author says she “absolutely loves self-publishing and writing,” but her main career goal is to become an exotic pet veterinarian. At Georgetown College, she plans a Biology major with a corollary major in Professional Spanish.
“I will continue writing and publishing as a hobby,” said Wedemeyer. She is already working on her next novel.
Georgetown College students lead interesting lives and are involved in numerous activities. One way to routinely learn of their many accomplishments is to read the student newspaper, The Georgetonian. It is available online. Here is a link to the current issue: https://tinyurl.com/ycju43xn