Jess Wells

Fiction Writer

San Francisco, CA 94132

Author's Bio

Jess Wells is the author of five novels and five books of short stories. Her latest book, The Disappearing Andersons of Loon Lake, is an audio book of stories narrated by the author. Other novels include A Slender Tether, and The Mandrake Broom, both set in Medieval Europe.

Publications & Prizes

Love Shook My Heart (Alyson Publications, 2001)
Home Fronts: Controversies in the Non-traditional Parenting Community (Alyson Publications, 2000)
Lip Service (Alyson Publications, 1999)
Lesbians Raising Sons (Alyson Publications, 1997)
The Disappearing Andersons of Loon Lake (Fireship Press, 2017)
A Slender Tether (Fireship Press, 2013)
The Mandrake Broom (Firebrand Books, 2007)
AfterShocks (InsightOut Books, 2002)
The Price of Passion (Firebrand Books, 1999)
A Herstory of Prostitution in Western Europe (Shameless Hussy Press, 1982)
Prizes won: 

San Francisco Arts Commision Grant for Literature

Four-time finalist for Lambda Literary Award

Saints and Sinners Literary Conference Hall of Fame

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Salman Rushdie

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Born in: 
Lansing, MI
Raised in: 
Jackson, MI
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Last update: Jun 19, 2019