My name is E.B. Wheeler, part time writer, full time wife and mom, sometime insomniac. I have graduate degrees in history and landscape architecture. I’ve created scripts for children’s educational software programs and written articles and guidebooks about history, historic preservation, and connecting children with nature. I was a slush pile reader and then poetry director for The Leading Edge speculative fiction magazine.
I’m currently writing historical fiction and folklore-based historical fantasy. My debut novel is The Haunting of Springett Hall, a YA Victorian paranormal mystery, and I’m the author of two adult historical novels, Born to Treason-a 2016 Whitney Award finalist-and No Peace with the Dawn (with co-author Jeffery Bateman). My YA fiction is represented by Abigail Samoun of Red Fox Literary, and I was named the 2016 Writer of the Year by the League of Utah Writers.
When I’m not reading, writing, and herding small children, I avoid housework through gardening, sewing, and music and teach history at Utah State University. I play the harp and hammered dulcimer with more enthusiasm than skill. I’m obsessed with antique roses. I own a loom I never have time to use. I love Indian food, cheesecake, fresh bread, and whatever’s in season in my garden. My husband is a better cook than I am.
My article, “Growing the Kingdom: Mormon Pioneer Gardens” was the feature story in the Spring 2013 issue of Pioneer magazine, and “Barn Raising” appeared in Utah Historical Quarterly. My essay, “Imperfect Instruments” was published in Segullah journal and won the Heather Campbell Award for Excellence in Prose. Some of my past employers and clients include:
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
Murie Ranch National Historic District
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Utah State University Museum of Anthropology
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