(Somondoco Press, 2013), Blacksnake's Path: The True Adventures of William Wells
(Heritage Books, 2008), The Children Bob Moses Led
(Milkweed Editions, 1995), The Walking Man
(Icarus Press, 1994)
The Children Bob Moses Led won the Hackney Literary Award. In 3003 Time magazine online selected it as one of the eleven best novels ever written on the African American experience.
The William Heath Award is given annually to the best creative writer at Mt. St. Mary's University
William Wells and the Struggle for the Old Northwest won two Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America for best Historical Nonfiction book and best first Nonfiction book; it was a finalist for the Ohioana Award and the Jon Gjerde Prize in Midwestern History.