Narrative Non-Fiction and Anthologies...
Available on Amazon...Ken's dad's memoir...with a forward by Ken
The Right Place at the Right Time
A Memoir of Childhood, Family and War
written by a member of the "Greatest Generation"
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
See a video trailer for the plot...
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..."
New from Crawdiddy!
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!
Sing along: lyrics here!
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
a highly regarded independent publisher of Southern-centric novels, non-fiction and poetry based in Durham, N.C.
Watch this space for updates.
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In memory of my fallen friend and colleague
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.