Charlene Wexler now is a published poet. Her poem “Tyrone is No More” was published on the website Cat Stories. Click here. Two of her poems, “I Need A Book (I Really Do” and “Your Voice Echoes in My Head” appear in the book and CD Famous Poets of the Heartland: A Treasury of Beloved Family Poems, Talent, OR: Famous Poets Press, 2014.
Char's story “Hilltop Winter” has been picked up by the website The Best Short Stories. Click here. Guy Thomas of The Best Short Stories writes, “I read lots of articles and stories, but Charlene is one of only four authors who make me think: “I wish I could write as well as that.”
Char’s book Milk and Oranges has been published as a Smashwords e-book.
Milk and Oranges won a rare international Grand Award from Communications Concepts, a writing think tank outside Washington, DC. Fewer than ten percent of awards conferred by Communications Concepts are Grand Awards. Click here for more information. Milk and Oranges also won an award in the eLit Book Awards competition sponsored by the publishing services firm Jenkins Group Inc. of Traverse City, MI.
Char's book Murder on Skid Row won an international Apex Award of Excellence from Communications Concepts in 2010. Charlene’s short story “Abracadabra Magic” received a “Very Highly Commended” rating in the AuthorsDen.com Tom Howard Prose Contest, 2009.
Murder on Skid Row now is available as an e-book. Click here.
Her short story "Violet’s Revenge," told from the viewpoint of a cat, was
published on the website Funny Cat Stories. Click here. Guy Thomas of Funny Cat Stories wrote
to Char on Feb. 12, 2011, to say, "I can appreciate the craft and clarity in
your writing. Also without wanting to sound patronising, I want to say that your
Apex award is well-deserved." Her essay "The Cruel Club" was posted on the One
Bright Star website. Click here.
Click on Murder on Skid Row and Milk and Oranges tabs at left to find out where to buy the books
Murder on Skid Row
now also is part of the Chicago Authors’ section at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 744-6630.