Steve Weddle

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Steve Weddle is an American author, best known for his book "Country Hardball," which the New York Times called "downright dazzling.[1]" He is the co-founder (with Jay Stringer) of the crime fiction collective Do Some Damage, the co-creator (with John Hornor Jacobs) of the noir magazine Needle, and a regular instructor at LitReactor.

Early life[edit]

Weddle received his undergraduate degree from Centenary College of Louisiana, his Master of Arts from Pittsburg State University, and his Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Louisiana State University.[2]


After graduating from Louisiana State University, Weddle taught college and worked as a journalist.[3] Weddle said that he began writing fiction because he was a "terrible student[4]" and cites Raymond Carver and Ernest Hemingway among his influences.[5] Weddle's first novel was completed in 2008 and he signed with the Donald Maass Literary Agency.[6] His short story "Cyborg Lesbian Vampire Assassins" appeared in the anthology "Both Barrels," published by Shotgun Honey.[7] Weddle's stories have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies and his Roy Alison novel "Country Hardball" was published by Tyrus Books in 2013. Publishers Weekly called the book "gritty.[8]"The follow-up story, "South of Bradley," appeared in Playboy magazine in 2015.[9] Weddle has said that he is working on a new novel with the same family, set in 1933.[10]


Roy Alison stories[edit]


Weddle's short stories have appeared in the following collections.

Personal life[edit]

Weddle lives with his family in Virginia.[11]


  1. ^ Stasio, Marilyn (2013-11-15). "Sara Paretsky's 'Critical Mass,' and More". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-06-09.
  2. ^ "To MFA or Not to MFA—STEVE WEDDLE Part 3". AshEdit—News About Books & Writers. 2015-07-19. Retrieved 2016-06-09.
  3. ^ "Interview: Steve Weddle, author of Country Hardball | My Bookish Ways". Retrieved 2016-06-09.
  4. ^ "Conversations with the Bookless: Steve Weddle | Spinetingler Magazine". Retrieved 2016-06-09.
  5. ^ "Steve Weddle Interviewed By Tim Hennessy". Crimespree Magazine. 2014-08-01. Retrieved 2016-06-09.
  6. ^ "How I Got My Literary Agent: Steve Weddle". 2013-12-19. Retrieved 2016-06-09.
  7. ^ "Shotgun Honey Presents". Goodreads. Retrieved 2016-06-09.
  8. ^ "Fiction Book Review: Country Hardball by Steve Weddle". Retrieved 2016-06-09.
  9. ^ "Steve Weddle…in Playboy? | Tyrus Books". Retrieved 2016-06-09.
  10. ^ "Country Hardball by Steve Weddle". THE BIG THRILL. 31 October 2013. Retrieved 2016-06-09.
  11. ^ "Bio". Steve Weddle. 2013-09-24. Retrieved 2016-06-13.