Jess Wells is the author of nine volumes of work: five collections of short stories and four novels. Her latest story collection, The Disappearing Andersons of Loon Lake, is an audio book she narrated. Previous work includes two historical novels, A Slender Tether, a fictive biography of Christine de Pizan, who was a revolutionary intellectual of the Middle Ages; and The Mandrake Broom, a factually accurate dramatization of the fight to save medical knowledge during the witch burning times in Europe 1465 to 1540. She is the winner of a San Francisco Art Commission Grant for Literature and a four-time finalist for the national Lambda Literary Award. Her work is included in dozens of anthologies and literary journals including New Millennium Writing, and The Owen Wister Review.
Awards and Recognition
- The San Francisco Arts Commission Grant for Literature