Douglas Wells


Douglas Wells is an award-winning author who was born in Seattle, Washington. His father was an officer in the U.S. Army, and by the time Douglas finished high school he had lived in Hawaii, North Carolina, Texas, Okinawa, South Carolina, Alabama, and Florida. He earned his B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of South Florida and has taught English and Literature at several colleges.

Douglas has a unique interest in and perspective on the tragic, comical, and the redemptive in his characters.

His novel, The Secrets of All Secrets, was released by TouchPoint Press on May 12, 2017,

The Secrets of All Secrets received the Literary Titan Silver Award on August 4, 2017, was a Finalist in the 2017 Independent Author Network’s Book of the Year Awards, and was a Finalist in the 2018 Amelia Island Book Fest and Expo Book Island Literary Award.

His novel, How We End Up, released by TouchPoint Press on March 20, 2018, is a three-time award-winning novel, recognized as a winner of the Literary Titan Silver Award in April 2018 and a finalist in both the American Fiction Awards and International Book Awards in 2018. The novel was also a finalist in the 2018 TopShelf Magazine Indie Book Awards!

How We End Up has also received the following comments from reviewers:

“Suspenseful…Nothing can prepare you for this tale as you find out how these characters ‘end up.’ Thought-provoking and intelligent.”


“If you only take one suggestion this year on what to read.  Read this!”


“This story forces us to transcend the pages of the book. A true masterpiece.”


“This book has it all.”

Douglas’ new novel, The Mourning Islands, is forthcoming from TouchPoint Press in 2019.

Douglas is a Professor of English at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida. He is the father of two grown sons, and he lives with his wife and two cats in Panama City Beach.

Books by Douglas Wells

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