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Jack Weyland Celebrates Nearly 50 Years of Professional Excellence

Dr. Weyland is best known for his 1979 novel "Charly," which was adapted as a feature film in 2002



He has had more than one million copies of his work sold.

    REXBURG, ID, January 10, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Jack Weyland has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

An accomplished author and educator with nearly 50 years of professional experience, Dr. Weyland is currently working on his written works at his leisure, having retired from active professional pursuits in 2005. A pioneering contributor of young adult fiction within the Latter Day Saint market, he is best known for his successful 1979 novel "Charly," which was adapted as a feature-length film in 2002 and spawned a lauded literary follow-up. Prior to his retirement, he served as a physics professor for BYU-Idaho from 1993 to 2005, and as a physics professor for the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology from 1968 to 1993.

Dr. Weyland began his education at Montana State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in 1962. From 1962-1964,he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in New York and Pennsylvania He has also served as a missionary for the Church Educational System in Long Island, NY, as well as in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Weyland has contributed numerous written works throughout his impressive career to much critical and commercial acclaim. In addition to his regular column on science topics for the Rexburg Standard Journal, he has had more than 50 short stories published through New Era Magazine. His other notable novels include "Sam" in 1987, "Adam's Story" in 2003, and "Charly's Diary" in 2013.

Following the success of "Charly," Dr. Weyland went on to write such novels as "The Reunion" in 1982, "Pepper Tide" in 1983, "A New Dawn" in 1984, "The Understudy" in 1985, and "Last of the Big-Time Spenders" in 1986. He followed these works with his first short story collection, "A Small Light in the Darkness," as well as his novels "Sara, Whenever I Hear Your Name" in 1987, "Brenda at the Prom" in 1988, "If Talent Were Pizza, You'd Be a Supreme" and "Stephanie" in 1989, and "Michelle & Debra" in 1990. He continued authoring LDS fiction throughout the 1990s, including "Kimberly" in 1992, "Nicole" in 1993, "Weyland" in 1994, "On the Run" in 1995, and "Lean on Me" in 1996.

Penning another short story compilation in 1996, "Night on Lone Wolf Mountain," Dr. Weyland wrote the novels "Brittany," "Jake," and "Emily" in the late 1990s. Following his first two novels of the 21st century, "Ashley & Jen" and "Megan," he wrote his first picture book, "King Daryl of Dread," in 2002, the same year he completed "Cheyenne in New York" as well as "Eagles Don't Eat Worms," which he wrote alongside Linda Kudlik. From there, he would write "Saving Kristen," "Alone, Together," "As Always, Dave," "Everyone Gets Married in the End," and "Forever" between 2005 and 2008.

In 2009, Dr. Weyland wrote "Brianna, My Brother, and the Blog" and "The Samaritan Bueno," after which he authored such titles as "Cameron Meets Madison," "Mackenzie for Congress," "Be the Lion!," and his most recent novel, "Hannah's Legacy." He has also written two additional picture books through his career: "Gerald Giraffe" in 2012 and "Adventures of Benny the Dog" in 2016.

Dr. Weyland has accrued numerous accolades and honors throughout his career. In 2011, he received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Whitney Awards. In addition, he has had more than one million copies of his work sold, an achievement in which he takes much pride. He was selected for inclusion by Who's Who in America in 2010, 2015, and 2016.

The son of Arnold Clive Weyland and Lolita Teckla Weyland, Dr. Weyland has been married to his wife, Sheryl Raner, since 1965. Together, the couple has been the proud parents of five children: Barbara Dawn Yanish, Dan Auty, Bradley Jack, Jed Raner, and Josie Marie. Looking towards the future, he hopes to build on his esteemed reputation as a successful and prolific author.

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