Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Wesley Payton  

Pen Name: Wes Payton

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Payton lives in Oak Park. He earned his BA from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and his MA from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

Biographical and Professional Information

Wes Payton is an author, writer, and instructional designer. His play Way Station was selected for a Next Draft reading in 2015, and What Does a Question Weigh? was selected for a staged reading as part of the 2017 Chicago New Work Festival.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability: No.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Darkling Spinster
ISBN: 1635969999. OCLC Number:

Start Romance. .

Darkling Spinster No More
ISBN: 172073996X. OCLC Number: 1251872929


Downstate Illinois
ISBN: 1509235876. OCLC Number: 1274165371

Wild Rose Press. .

Middle-aged romance writer Weston Payley moves to a small town in downstate Illinois looking for the simple life. Little does he know that he will be embroiled in a murder investigation and a relationship with single mom Rebecca.

Intimate Recreation
ISBN: B096HWK859. OCLC Number:

Independently Published. .

Lead Tears
ISBN: 1533133611. OCLC Number: 1251873062


ISBN: B0948LLS28. OCLC Number:

Independently Published. .

Raison Deidre
ISBN: B08H6QGQ5W. OCLC Number:

Independently Published. .

Standing in Doorways
ISBN: 1949180387. OCLC Number:

Adelaide Books. .

The House Painter and the Pirate Hunter
ISBN: B097XB91BZ. OCLC Number:

Independently Published. .