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General Information


Pen Name: Wanda Morrow Clevenger

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Non-Fiction Poetry

Born: 1955 in Springfield, IL


Illinois Connection

Clevenger grew up in Carlinville, moving to Hettick, when she married at the age of twenty-three. She has lived in Hettick (her husband's hometown) since. Her nonfiction revolves around the small-town experience of both these areas, including family members and a few "interesting" characters from her childhood. Two fiction pieces (one unpublished sci-fi in novella length) contain references to Carlinville and Springfield, including WYMG and radio personality Liz Willis.

Biographical and Professional Information

Wanda Morrow Clevenger is a 2009 graduate of Long Ridge Writers living in rural Illinois. She has placed 658 pieces of work in 186 print and electronic publications and anthologies.

Her flash fiction “Roses and Peppermint Candy” won the 2014 Winter Short Story Contest in The Holiday Café. Her poem “corsage” won the 2014 Black Diamond Award for Excellence of Craft in The Midnight on the Stroll poetry contest. Her nonfiction “Big Love” was nominated for 2016 Best of Net by Red Fez.

Clevenger is currently serving as an editor for U-Rights Magazine.

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