Sarah M. Wells

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Ashland, OH
Ohio US

Author's Bio

Sarah M. Wells is the author of six books, including two poetry collections, an essay collection and a memoir, and two Bible devotionals for families, as well as a chapbook and novella-length essay, available on Amazon. Her essays have appeared in Ascent, Brevity, Relief, River Teeth, and elsewhere. Wells is a full-time freelance writer and writes regularly for Root & Vine and Our Daily Bread's God Hears Her blog. She lives in Ashland, Ohio with her husband and three children.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

American Honey (Wipf and Stock, 2021)


Between the Heron and the Moss (Cascadia Publishing House, 2020)
Pruning Burning Bushes (Wipf and Stock, 2012)
Prizes won: 

Ohio Individual Excellence Award, 5 Best American Essay Notable Essays Recognition

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Ann Patchett, Kathleen Norris, Sonja Livingston, Mary Karr, Cheryl Strayed, Brian Doyle, Steven Harvey, Mary Oliver, Tania Runyan, Anne Lamott, Scott Russell Sanders, many others

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Born in: 
Auburn Township, OH
Raised in: 
Auburn Township, OH
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Last update: Jan 24, 2024