Sarah M. Wells

Sarah M. Wells is the award-winning author of five books, American Honey: A Field Guide to Resisting Temptation (memoir), The Family Bible Devotional Volume 2: Stories from the Gospels to Help Kids and Parents Love God and Love Others, and The Family Bible Devotional: Stories from the Bible to Help Kids and Parents Engage and Love Scripture.

She is also the author of two collections of poems, Between the Heron and the Moss and Pruning Burning Bushes; a chapbook of poems, Acquiesce, winner of the 2008 Starting Gate Award; and a novella-length essay, The Valley of Achor, available on Kindle.

Sarah’s work has been honored with four Pushcart Prize nominations, and six of her essays have been listed as Notable Essays in The Best American Essays. She is a 2018 recipient of an Ohio Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. Sarah earned her BA in Creative Writing and MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Ashland University, where she serves as the program coordinator for the honors program, the MA in communications, and the MFA in creative writing. Sarah is a full-time freelance writer, editor, and regular contributor to Root & Vine News and God Hears Her, a blog for women, from Our Daily Bread. She resides in Ashland, Ohio, with her husband, Brandon, and their three children, Lydia, Elvis, and Henry.

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5 thoughts on “About

  1. note you just ‘won’ PR at Rattle this week… my poem was declined in favor of yours, and I’d just like to say, thanks: for such an excellent poem. it moved me.


  2. Sarah, I came across the poetry you wrote for the “7” virtual Art-Walk on Jody Thomae’s site and was hoping I could use some of the poetry in a Good Friday mediation I am putting together for our church in this interesting time of worhip. All of it was so moving and would like to include it Thank you


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