Novels...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Narrative Non-Fiction  and Anthologies...

 

 

 

 

New--Biography!

Available on Amazon...Ken's dad's memoir...with a forward by Ken

Rex Wells

The Right Place at the Right Time

A Memoir of Childhood, Family and War

written by a member of the "Greatest Generation"

Click here!

 

 

Bayoubro.com/the Ken Wells website. . .

 

 

Ken's sixth novel, Swamped!, a fast-paced young-adult survival story set in Louisiana's Great Atchafalaya Swamp, from Virginia-based Koehler Books. Ken has taken on a writing partner, his bright, talented and telegenic niece, Hillary Wells, to help with the dialogue and other writing chores. Click here for a summary of the novel.

 

Praise for Swamped!

“No surprise for a Wells novel, Swamped! is propelled by crisp, evo

cative writing, a delicious sense of place, and a tale that will keep you reading and break your hearts, in a good way. Read it now.” —Bryan Gruley, award-winning author of the Starvation Lake Trilogy

 

“An immersive, atmospheric ballad of the Great Atchafalaya, Swamped! is a mesmerizing tale of love and survival set in the most hazardous of stews—a story that deftly whispers the mysterious beauty in which nature gives and takes away. I happily drowned in this novel.”

J. C. Sasser, author of Gradle Bird

 

"A great and hugely entertaining novel about relentless challenges facing a couple of very different teenagers thrown together in one of the most dangerous and isolated areas of North America...A good tale told by really good storytellers."--Gary Lavergne , author of A Sniper in the Tower

                                           Read the first chapter

See Hilllary's reading of the first chapter...

                                            See a video trailer for the plot...

 

Order!

 Bookshop.org Here   Amazon.com  Here  B&N.com  Here

Post a review on Amazon or Goodreads...

 Signed copies available while they last at:

 Outside & In boutique, Houma, La.

Southdown Planation Museum Gift Shop, Houma, La.

 

 

Praise for Wells' previous literary efforts...

 

"Wells is the Cajun Carl Hiaasen"--Tom Wolfe

 

"No writer brings Louisiana's wondrous bayou country to life more vividly, or with more affection, than Ken Wells..." --Carl Hiaasen

 

"One of the most compelling voices in fiction of the last decade..."--The Los Angeles Times

 

"An adventure storyteller "of the first order..."--The Atlanta Constituion

 

"In the tradition of Tom Wolfe, Wells writes energetic satire....” —William J. Cobb

 The Dallas Morning News

 

 

 

Journalist/novelist, photographer/digital artist; musician, song writer, gumbo chef; proud native of the Louisiana bayous and citizen of the world;  fisherman, adventurer and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize...

 

An orginal SwampDream digital landscape by Ken...See more here...

The latest creative efforts from Wells...

"A mesmerizing tale of love and survival..."

--J.C. Sasser

 

New from Crawdiddy!

 

 

Chanky-Chank Music!

The new groundbreaking album from Ken and his talented musical brother, Pershing Wells, and featuring two of Cajun music's greatest fiddlers, Michael Doucet & Waylon Thibodeaux recording together for the first time ever!

Available for streaming and downloading at Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify and other digital-music sites.

      Sing along: lyrics here!

 

Exciting news!

Gumbo Life: Tales from the Roux Bayou,

Ken's much lauded social and cultural history of gumbo, will be published in a revised paperback edition this October by

Blair,

 a highly regarded independent publisher of Southern-centric novels, non-fiction and poetry based in  Durham, N.C.

Watch this space for updates.

 

Journalism

 

 

 

Radio & TV

 

 

Photography

 

 

Songwriting

 

 

 

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favorite bookstores

 

 

In memory of my fallen friend and colleague

Danny Pearl

 

The rap on Wells...Hear "Mama's Cookin' Gumbo," the song Ken wrote about his momma's famous gumbo...Produced  and recorded by Pershing Wells at Digital Sac-a-Lait Studios, Houma, La.

 

Glossary--'envie', a craving

loup garou--the Cajun werewolf.

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