Steven E. Wedel

Goodreads Author

in Stillwater, OK, The United States



John Steinbeck, Stephen King, Charles Dickens, William Peter Blatty

Member Since
January 2008


Born and raised an Okie, Wedel typically sets his stories somewhere in Oklahoma's diverse landscape. He began writing in high school in the early 1980s and never stopped. He currently lives in central Oklahoma with his dog Bubba. Besides writing, he earns his living as a high school English teacher.

To ask Steven E. Wedel questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Steven E. Wedel I'm not sure what this has to do with books or reading, and I don't know where you're getting your information. Here's an article with statistics…moreI'm not sure what this has to do with books or reading, and I don't know where you're getting your information. Here's an article with statistics about American generosity: Here's another that compares American generosity to other Western nations:

I can tell you from personal experience that when we have some sort of disaster, whether it's a massive tornado or a terrorist attack, Americans come together to take care of those in need. Individuals buy and donate items and businesses contribute, such as when a major brewery stops producing beer to can thousands of gallons of water. We've had a lot of disasters here in Oklahoma, and after each one you'll find people helping with clean up, stockpiles of food, bottled water, clothes, etc. waiting for those in need.

We certainly have our issues in America, and we have corporations that seem to operate without ethics, but for the most part I think you'd find the average American to be pretty compassionate toward his fellow man.(less)
Average rating: 3.71 · 5,120 ratings · 580 reviews · 39 distinct works
Call to the Hunt

3.89 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Shara (The Werewolf Saga, #2)

4.10 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Murdered by Human Wolves

4.11 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2004 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Ulrik (The Werewolf Saga, #3)

4.14 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Seven Days in Benevolence

4.22 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2004 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

4.14 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Little Graveyard on the Pra...

3.88 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tails of the Pack

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Nadia's Curse

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2010
Rate this book
Clear rating
Nadia's Children

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Steven E. Wedel…

Who am I?

Almost everything I know has changed since separating and then being divorced. One of the biggest issues I’ve been dealing with is depression, and that — and some of its causes — has led me to the belief that I no longer know who I am.

The depression has roots and symptoms that I’m not ready to talk about publicly, and those don’t really apply to this discussion about my loss of identity. So, for...

Read more of this blog post »
 •  1 comment  •  flag
Share twitter circle
Published on June 18, 2019 00:57
Call to the Hunt Murdered by Human Wolves Shara Ulrik Nadia's Children
(5 books)
4.05 avg rating — 188 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Love Curse (Horror)
1 chapters   —   updated May 28, 2016 10:35PM
Description: Keith’s mother is dead, but that doesn’t mean she’s stopped trying to help him turn his life around. His dad, however, doesn’t see any reason he or Keith should stop drinking or using drugs. Ashlie and her two best friends have never known real love. When the girls take a road trip to go shopping, they stumble upon a book in an estate sale that might be the answer to their romantic problems. When the school’s renowned drug user approaches Ashlie, she doesn’t think there’s any way she’d ever fall for Keith. As her friends use the grimoire to wreak havoc on the boys of the school who have mistreated them, Ashlie can’t help but wonder if Keith’s interest is real or the result of the spells her friends claim to be creating. Then their rural Oklahoma high school erupts in chaos and the unlikely couple have to fight against the evil that has been unleashed on their small town. AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER IN PAPERBACK AND FOR KINDLE AT AMAZON.COM. RELEASE DATE IS JUNE 7, 2016.
The Demon Awakens
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Goldfinch
Steven is currently reading
Rate this book
Clear rating


Steven’s Recent Updates

Steven rated a book really liked it
Incidents Among the Savages by David R. Lewis
Rate this book
Clear rating
Incidents Among the Savages is a book I maybe shouldn't have liked as much as I did. It isn't very original in plot. The main character, who comes to be called Walks in Snow, is too much of a superman to really be believable. The line "It is a good d ...more
Steven rated a book really liked it
Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Rate this book
Clear rating
Much better the 2nd time around.
Steven rated a book really liked it
The True Bastards by Jonathan  French
Rate this book
Clear rating
I didn't like it as much as the first, but it's still an enthralling page-turner. I don't think Fetch is as likeable as Jackal, and the twist felt a little contrived, but overall I really liked it. I'm still in awe over French's creation of the half- ...more
In the Woods by Carrie Jones
"I'm gonna need a book #2. Thanks! From the moment I started this one, I couldn't put it down."
Steven started reading
The Demon Awakens by R.A. Salvatore
Rate this book
Clear rating
Steven rated a book really liked it
The Plague Dogs by Richard  Adams
Rate this book
Clear rating
Steven rated a book really liked it
The Grey Bastards by Jonathan  French
Rate this book
Clear rating
Some of the best world building I've read coupled with a great story and masterful pacing. You don't want to miss this one.
Steven rated a book liked it
Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames
Rate this book
Clear rating
It was a good story, but not as engaging as the first book in the series.
Steven rated a book really liked it
Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames
Rate this book
Clear rating
After struggling with a piece of classic literature that I simply couldn't make myself finish, I turned to one of my first loves -- fantasy fiction -- and gobbled this book up before I could even get to GoodReads to make it as Currently Reading. What ...more
Steven is currently reading
Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Steven's books…
“I am ancient. I am dust held together by moonlight.”
Steven E. Wedel, Shara

“Dead ain't gone, and gone ain't dead.”
Steven E. Wedel, Little Graveyard on the Prairie

“The Pack is gathering. There can be no culls among us.”
Steven E. Wedel, Shara

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Who's Your Author?: 15 Books 27 226 Apr 02, 2010 10:49AM  
SOS: Serious Over...: Lesser known fantasy series? 23 106 Oct 18, 2010 07:03PM  
Paranormal Romanc...: This topic has been closed to new comments. New to You Authors 2012 Challenge 87 413 Jan 04, 2013 01:25PM  
Urban Fantasy: Favorite Underrated UF Book/Series 259 1108 Aug 25, 2013 02:01PM  
“It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.”
Oscar Wilde

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
Bernard M. Baruch

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”
Toni Morrison

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

74921 Classic Literature book club — 77 members — last activity Nov 11, 2013 01:01AM
The purpose of this book club will be to start focusing and reading all the classics that readers tend to forget about. We get enough advertisement on ...more
25x33 the other dark place — 27 members — last activity Jan 22, 2008 11:52AM
154447 Support for Indie Authors — 15047 members — last activity 4 hours, 41 min ago
Officially 10k Members Strong & Climbing!! Building and supporting a community of self-published authors dedicated to both sharing experiences and lea ...more
187988 The Author Stories Podcast — 107 members — last activity Dec 12, 2016 03:00PM
Each week Hank Garner interviews authors about writing and the creative process. Bringing you the story behind the stories, and the story tellers over ...more
34834 YA Paranormal and Fantasy Book lovers — 2487 members — last activity Apr 02, 2019 07:44PM
For all those who LOVE PC CAST, LJ Smith, Melissa Marr, Richelle Mead, JK Rowling...and many many more then this is the site for you!
3504 The Dark Mythology — 173 members — last activity Mar 27, 2013 09:45AM
This group's primary focus is on the original and traditional origins of werewolves, vampires, ghosts and all faerie creatures. Any who are interested ...more
4414 Blood and Gore fans ;) — 36 members — last activity May 20, 2019 06:01PM
Anyone who is into bloody books, vampire books, werewolf books and loves to get the gorey details....this group is for you.
1774 Kaza's news — 178 members — last activity Sep 05, 2012 05:06PM
I'm looking for a way to give updates to my GoodReads friends of cool stuff going on!
3029 Kim Richards — 167 members — last activity Dec 12, 2012 12:35PM
For folks who enjoy the works of Kim Richards (horror, fantasy & science fiction). Kim will post announcements from time to time. Discussion is welcom ...more
201765 Navigating Indieworld Discussing All Things Indie — 778 members — last activity 59 minutes ago
A group for indie writers that want help writing and marketing their book. Friendly discussions and helpful advice encouraged. Bookwhacks are okay if ...more
More of Steven’s groups…

Comments (showing 1-12)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

message 12: by Steven

Steven Yodamom wrote: "Hi Steven. I see you are reading The Little French Bistro. I hope you it as much as I did.
Good reading"

I'm loving it so far. I saw your review and you liked the same things about it I'm enjoying. It may turn out to be better than The Little Paris Bookshop, and that's my favorite book I've read so far this year.

message 11: by Yodamom

Yodamom Hi Steven. I see you are reading The Little French Bistro. I hope you it as much as I did.
Good reading

Cristina Sburlea Hi, I am organizing a giveaway. On December 8, I will send out a copy of my epic fantasy novel titled Creatures of Darkness and Light - titans, humans, and the beasts and my paranormal fantasy novel titled 300 Years of Sin (btw, there are no sparkly vampires here, but there's quite the body count), each e-book will go to a different person. Those who want to participate have to like and leave a comment (on my FB wall) with the name of the e-book they want. If you would like to participate, you can check out my FB page: or my Goodreads page blog.

Cristina Sburlea thank you for accepting my friend request :)

message 8: by Mary

Mary Simmons Thanks for the friendship.

Steven Hayden wrote: "Hey, Steven! Thanks for the add. Loved AFTER OBSESSION!


Thanks, Hayden! I'm really glad to hear that.

hayden Hey, Steven! Thanks for the add. Loved AFTER OBSESSION!


message 5: by Lee

Lee Thanks for being my goodreads buddy, Steven!

My new romantic suspense, The Twist is a Bookstrand #1 Bestseller! A story of mind-bending control and unnerving metamorphosis, The Twist unravels the tale of a hotshot consultant as he struggles to foil a plot to steal $12 million and to rescue the feisty, female scientist who has stolen his heart.



Lee Silver
"Romance With a Twist"
THE TWIST, BookStrand #1 Bestseller

Beverly I can't seem to get the author thing to work. Can you contact me by email and explain how I get to do this? I want to list my books and be listed on the author site, but I'm obviously missing something as I can't seem to make it work. I'm such a luddite!

Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me today. I wanted to share the Stoker Award news, and I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened.

Argh...this is terrible...

Again, I'm very sorry.


Courtney Thanks for the add! I loved Shara and just got a copy of Murdered by Human Wolves!

Jeremy Thanks for the goodreads friendship, Steven!

Here’s wishing you a nifty new 2008 filled with noiseless noses, neato nicknames, noble Nebraskans, gnarly narcoleptic nebulas, and novel novels about nut-eating narwhals and novercaphobic gnats.

I thought I'd let you know that my novel “Vacation” has been nominated for the best Horror Novel of 2007 in the Preditors & Editors Readers' Poll. So far it's ranked 3rd.

In case you're interested in voting (today's the last day to vote), feel free to visit the website by clicking here:

Thanks again!

-Jeremy :)

PS—if you do decide to vote, you should know that you need to validate the vote by clicking on the validation link in the email they send you.

"Shipp's clear, insistant voice pulls you down into the rabbit hole and doesn't let go."
--Jack Ketchum

"[Vacation] is an intriguing, challenging, literate, provocative novel I'm not sure I understand and suspect I'm not meant to… I recommend it to those who find reality boring; it may make them see it in new ways."
—Piers Anthony

back to top