Book ‘Elephants In The Room’ Published by Amazon Digital Services
Charlene Wexler's Elephants In The Room, a collection of short fiction and essays examining life, love, and the tragedy and comedy of the human condition, has been published by Amazon Digital Services.
By: Charlene Wexler
Whether she is tackling fiction or essays, Charlene Wexler writes from the heart. With a keen eye for detail and a way of looking at the world a bit sideways, Wexler’s writings in Elephants In The Room will entertain while they make you think.
“Elephants In The Room is my second book of fiction and essays,” Wexler said. Her first was Milk and Oranges, which won a national eLit Book Award and an international Apex Award.
“My readers tell me that my books of short fiction and essays are particularly fun to read,” Wexler added.
In Elephants In The Room, Wexler’s fiction and essays are grouped in five categories.
Coming of Age features essays and fiction about growing up and reaching some of life’s milestones—whether you are ready or not.
In Family and Friends, you’ll meet some of the fun characters in Wexler’s life and in her fiction, and inevitably you’ll think about similar loved ones in your own world. The story “Elephants In The Room,” from which the title of this book is derived, appears in this section.
What would life be without our animal pals? Wexler shares some stories about four-footed friends and loved ones in Animal Magnetism.
The Passing Parade features Wexler’s fiction and prose observations on the changes in our fast-paced world.
Senior Moments contains Wexler’s wry, humorous, and even serious observations on the mature years.
After reading Elephants In The Room, you’ll see why Wexler’s books and short stories have won multiple awards. Her style makes you feel as if you are reading about or talking to dear friends.
Elephants In The Room is a collection of stories that will pluck at your heartstrings and tickle your funnybone.
About the author
Charlene Wexler is a graduate of the University of Illinois. She has worked as a teacher and dental office bookkeeper and as “a wife, mom, and grandmother,”
She is the author of the books Lori, Elephants In The Room, Milk and Oranges, Murder Across the Ocean, and Murder on Skid Row.
Wexler is active with the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, the Authors Marketing Group, the Chicago Writers Association, Children’s Memorial Hospital philanthropy, the Geneva Lake Museum, Literary Fiction Writers, the Love is Murder Conference, Lungevity (an organization that fights lung cancer), the McHenry Bicycle Club, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Mystery Writers of America, the National Council of Jewish Women, the Richmond IL Book Club, Sisters in Crime, the Jewish United Fund, and the University of Illinois Alumni Association.
She is on Facebook and Twitter.
“I have always used writing as therapy,” Wexler said. “Now I have the time and opportunity to pursue it as a career.”
Her advice for other aspiring writers—even grandmothers like herself—is to “follow your dream. You can do it, and it’s never too late.”
William S. Bike