Jess Wells's Writings
Deathbed promises have a surprising power, even to those who don’t believe in ghosts or the after-life and in Jason’s case, even to those who have a rather tenuous sense of responsibility in general. Jason didn’t even know the man he had made the promise to but he considered the pledge quite binding. Perhaps it had been the circumstances. The...
The Mandrake Broom (Firebrand Books 2007)
The priests encircled the little girl, pressing her against the wall with the end of a cane. Like a chip of flint, a shard of a girl, she seemed as much of the stone wall as in front of it and she willed herself to seep through the mortar. To escape the priests screaming questions and predictions of the Devil’s presence in her, to run from their flapping black...
Solitude and silence are the first two ingredients of art. ”
Jess Wells is the author of 12 volumes, including the historical novels, A Slender Tether (Fireship Press, 2013) and The Mandrake Broom (Firebrand Books, 2007). Wells was awarded a San Francisco Arts Commission Grant for Literature and she is a four-time...
Causes Jess Wells Supports
Doctors Without Borders, Amnesty International, Friends of the Urban Forest, The Heifer Project, Forests Forever, NRDC