Writer; teacher of writing. Born–Kansas City, Kansas, 1962.   Education– University of Kansas, B.A., B.S.; University of Montana, M.F.A.; University of Pittsburgh, M.F.A.; Western Michigan University, Ph. D. , 1999.  Director of the Writing Program at Washington University in St. Louis; professor in the MFA in Writing program at the University of Alabama. Publishes short stories in many journals and anthologies. Member of the Advisory Board of the Tusculum Review.  Received the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, 2001; the Rona Jaffee Foundation Writers Award, 2002; the Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award, 2002.


Kellie Wells website; Contemporary Authors online


Compression Scars. University of Georgia Press, 2002.

Fat Girl, Terrestrial.  University of Alabama Press, 2012

Skin. University of Nebraska Press, 2006.