Charlene Wexler

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General Information

Name: Charlene Wexler

Pen Name: None

Genres: 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

  • Murder On Skid Row, Authorhouse, 2010
  • Milk and Oranges, Central Parks Communications, 2011
  • Lori, Charlene Wexler, 2014
  • Murder Across The Ocean, Charlene Wexler, 2014
  • Elephants in the Room, CreateSpace, 2016

Titles at Your Library

Murder on Skid Row

ISBN: 1449073565
Release Date: 2010-01-14

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Murder Across The Ocean

ISBN: 1500439428
Release Date: 2014-07-23

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Literary Awards

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

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Wexler will speak to book clubs and charity groups in Illinois and Wisconsin. She can be contacted via:

External Links

Charlene Wexler on WorldCat


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