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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Charlene Wexler  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Mystery

Born: 1943 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Wexler grew up on Chicago's South side and graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana. She still resides in Chicago today. Most of her books are set in Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Charlene Wexler is a graduate of the University of Illinois. She has worked as a teacher and dental office bookkeeper and as "a wife, mom, and grandmother," she said. In recent years, Wexler's lifelong passion for writing has led her to create numerous essays as well as fiction. Her work has appeared in several publications, including ''North Shore Magazine''; ''the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry's Vision'' magazine; ''Alpha Omegan'' magazine; the book and CD ''Famous Poets of the Heartland: A Treasury of Beloved Family Poems, Talent'' and the ''Gazette'' newspaper of Chicago.Wexler is active with the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, the Authors Marketing Group, the Chicago Writers Association, Children's Memorial Hospital philanthropy, Lungevity (an organization that fights lung cancer), the McHenry Bicycle Club, the Museum of Science and Industry, the National Council of Jewish Women, the Richmond IL Book Club, the Jewish United Fund, and the University of Illinois Alumni Association.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- '''''Murder on Skid Row''''' *International Apex Award of Excellence, Communications Concepts '''''Milk and Oranges''''' *International Grand Award, Communications Concepts Apex Awards, 2012 *Bronze Award, Women's Issues category, eLit '''''Murder Across The Ocean''''' *Apex Award