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Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1967 in Lake Forest, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Weller was born in Lake Forest, Illinois and currently resides in Chicago. He graduated from Columbia College Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sam Weller is two-time Bram Stoker Award winning writer and the authorized biographer of the legendary Ray Bradbury. Weller’s book, The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury, was a Los Angeles Times bestseller and winner of the 2005 Society of Midland Authors Awards for “Best Biography.” The companion book, Listen the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews, was published by Hat & Beard Press in 2017. Weller has written for The Paris Review, NPR's All Things Considered, Slate, Huffington Post, and many others. He has given over 400 presentations around the world on the life and legacy of Ray Bradbury and on the mystery of the creative process.

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