Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Rodd Whelpley  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Mystery Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1964 in Geneva, Ohio

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Illinois Connection

Whelpley lives in Chatham.

Biographical and Professional Information

Rodd Whelpley is the author of ''Capital Murder'', a political mystery/thriller set in Springfield - the Capitol City of Illinois. Whelpley dedicated his book to the late David Everson, who wrote a number of political murder mysteries involveing Illinois government and politics prior to his death in 1999.

Whelpley seeks poetry in the everyday world. He manages an electric efficiency program for 32 cities across Illinois. His poems have appeared in Tinderbox Poetry Journal, 2River View, Star 82 Review, Right Hand Pointing, Shot Glass Journal, Spillway, The Naugatuck River Review, Eunoia Review, Antiphon, The Chagrin River Review and other journals. He has written a poetry chapbook, "Catch as Kitsch Can."


Whelpley was honored at the 2004 Illinois Authors Book Fair sponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Illinois.

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Capital murder /
ISBN: 1591296889. OCLC Number: 51648714

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Governing Illinois :
ISBN: 0938943235. OCLC Number: 54079547

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Center for Governmental Studies, University of Illinois at Springfield,. .