Steven E. Wedel began craving literary fame and fortune in high school. Since then he’s had careers as a machinist, journalist, corporate writer, public-relations specialist, and now high-school English teacher. He keeps writing, despite the lack of wealth and notoriety. Wedel has published over 20 books, mostly in the adult horror genre, but he’s also written for the young adult, children, Western, and thriller markets, and has dabbled in other genres using pseudonyms. His non-fiction writing includes how-to articles, literary criticism, and hundreds of articles for print newspapers and online sites.
Wedel earned a master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. He is a lifelong Oklahoman living in Midwest City with his dogs Bubba and Bear. He’d still take the fame and fortune if it comes his way …
Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Boomer A
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