k. lyn wurth

K. Lyn Wurth, known in her everyday life as Kelly, is a lifelong American Great Plains and Rocky Mountain region settler. She writes fiction that considers health, family life, regional experiences and history, focusing on displaced characters who seek courage and connection to place. Most of these stories unfold in that vast expanse of the great American West.

A graduate of Augustana College in South Dakota, she focused on Great Plains and Western literature and creative writing for her Master of Arts in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

With other education and life experience in medicine (including a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies), teaching and visual arts, K. Lyn Wurth now writes stories and novels in rural northwest Iowa, where she’s found love and roots with her husband, David.

Her short fiction has appeared in The Broadkill Review, The Examined Life Journal, St. Anthony Messenger and The Arduous Touch: Women’s Voices in Healthcare,  an anthology published by Purdue University Press. Her first novel is The Darkwater Liar’s Account.

She is a member of Women Writing the West.


  1. “Talent is a long patience.”—Isn’t that the truth, especially with writing. Takes a lot of persistence, patience, and thick skin.

    Thanks again for your support of ‘The Seneca Scourge.’ I also see my blog in your side widget. Thanks so much! You’re full of nice surprises for me today!

    I did my medical training in Iowa City and then practiced in Ankeny for a while, outside of Des Moines. Loved it there, but my husband’s job took us to Ohio.

    • Glad to see you here, Carrie. I enjoyed your book and the pleasant associations with my physician assistant days that it reawakened. So you’ve had some Iowa experience! It’s a good place to be, as I’ve come here because of my husband’s work, as well. Thanks for the web visit. Stop by again.

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