Paul Lewellan

Writer, Teacher, Gardener, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Friend


While teaching at Bettendorf High School, Paul Lewellan received the Distinguished Teacher Award by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars.  Casualties, his play about a school shooting, was awarded the Iowa Peace Prize by the Grinnell Peace Institute. He was honored by the Community Caring Conference as a Community Hero for efforts promoting peace, tolerance, and understanding in local education.

After retiring from the public schools, he became an adjunct instructor in the Communications Studies at Augustana College.

Paul lives in a cottage in Davenport, Iowa, with his wife of over forty years, Pamela Druger, his best friend and accountant.  They share their home with an annoying little Shi Tzu named Mannie and a ginger tabby, Sunny. Since he first started writing short stories in 1996, he’s published over 150 of them.

Publications in 2023

“Timid Little Lisa,” Revolver Lit Mag, February 28, 2023

“Frigidaire,” Close To The Bone, February 27, 2023

“Lazarus, the Rich Guy, and Me,” Solid Food Press, January 22, 2023.

“Safe Call,” Tender Fury, January 2023.

Publications in 2022

“Coach Crafton Pays It Forward”  Midsummer Madness 2022: Bindweed Anthology.

“Jesus Takes His Mother to Lunch at the China Wok,” Jupiter Review, Issue III, March 2022.

“Charmaine Takes Dog to Bed,” Blood and Bourbon #10, Catastrophe, May 10, 2022.

“Willoughby’s Book Tour,” Kennings Literary Journal, Spring 2022.

“The Plan,” Alternate Route #6, Spring 2022.

“Just a Little Anxious,” Washington Square Review, Summer 2022.

“Transfiguration Today,” Clayjar Review, Issue 2, August 17, 2022.

“Goddess Sophia Calling,” Figwort Literary Journal, August 2022.

“Good Advice from Cup of Joe,” New Croton Review, Summer 2022.

“Abraham and Isaac Go Camping in the Porcupines,” Patchwork Lit Mag, Volume 4, Summer 2022.

“Hudson and the Healey,” Zodiac Review, Summer/Fall 2022.

“Sex Before the Rapture,” Cape Magazine, Issue 4, August 31, 2022.

“Mutual Admiration Night,” Fleas on the Dog, Issue 12, September, 2022.

“Gift of the Mad Woman,” Quibble Lit, Issue 6, Triple, November 2022.

Get in touch

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