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Besides his 33 years in the classroom, Dr. Wesley Britton considers his Beta-Earth Chronicles the most important work he's ever done. "I suppose an author profile is intended to be a good little biography," Britton says, "but the best way to know who I am is to read my novels."
Still, a few things you might like to know about Wes include the fact he's the author of four non-fiction books on espionage in the media, most notably The Encyclopedia of TV Spies (2009). Beginning in 1983, he was a widely published poet, article writer for a number of encyclopedias, and was a noted scholar of American literature. Since those days, for sites like BlogCritics.org and BookPleasures.com, Britton wrote over 500 music, book, and movie reviews. For seven years, he was co-host of online radio's Dave White Presents for which he contributed celebrity interviews with musicians, authors, actors, and entertainment insiders.
Starting in fall 2015, his science fiction series, The Beta-Earth Chronicles, debuted with The Blind Alien. Throughout 2016 and 2017, five sequels followed including The Blood of Balnakin, When War Returns, A Throne for an Alien, The Third Earth, and Return to Alpha, all for BearManor Media. Starting in December 2018, he began self-publishing a new series of short story collections with a new cast of characters set in his Beta-Earth multi-planetary epic. The first collection, Alpha Tales 2044, is available via Alien Vision Publishing.
Britton earned his doctorate in American Literature at the University of North Texas in 1990. He taught English at Harrisburg Area Community College until his retirement in 2016. When he isn't reviewing books or writing his fiction, he spends a lot of time on his electronic drum set reliving his glory days when he played rock and roll and blues in various Texas bands.