E. B. Wheeler: Mormon Author
E. B. Wheeler is an award-winning author of short stories, articles, and novels. She also writes scripts for educational software programs. Her essay “Imperfect Instruments,” about faith and living with Brown-Sequard syndrome resulting from a spinal cord injury, won the 2015 Segullah Award for Excellence in Creative Nonfiction. Her first novel, The Haunting of Springiest Hall, won the 2015 Gold Quill award from the League of Utah Writers for best YA fiction. Her book Born to Treason was a 2016 Whitney Award finalist in historical fiction and won the Silver Quill award in 2016. No Peace with the Dawn, which she cowrote with Jeffery Bateman won the 2016 Gold Quill award. In 2016 she was the League of Utah Writer’s Writer of the Year.
Wheeler earned a bachelor’s degree in history (English minor) from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in early modern history with an emphasis on British religion and popular belief and a MLA degree in historic and cultural landscapes from Utah State University.
She has worked on projects for the National Park Service, the USU Museum of Anthropology, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, of which she is a member. She teaches Utah history at Utah State University and consults about historic preservation.