Colleen Wells lives in Bloomington, Indiana, with her husband and three children. Her work has appeared in Adoptive Families Magazine, Chicken Soup for the Adoptive Soul, NUVO, ORION, The Georgetown Review and the Potomac Review among other publications. In 2002 she was the recipient of a first place award from the Indiana Chapter of The Society of Professional Journalists for her feature “Road Kill—Casualties of the Car Culture” which appeared in NUVO.
She holds a BA in English from Indiana University, an MA in English from Butler University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University. She has worked in several schools and colleges in various roles including as an adjunct faculty member, tutor, and teaching assistant.
Colleen holds the designation of an Indiana Community Health Worker/Certified Recovery Specialist. She currently volunteers helping students create their own mental illness narratives, and aspires to work with other specific populations such as veterans, senior citizens, and anyone else who could benefit from the healing aspects of writing.
Colleen’s book, Dinner with Doppelgangers – a True Story of Madness and Recovery is available through Wordpool Press or http://www.Amazon.com.
Find out more about Colleen Wells and her work at www.ColleenWells.com