Douglas Wells is an award-winning author with a unique interest in and perspective on the tragic, comical, and the redemptive in his characters.
The Secrets of All Secrets received the Literary Titan Silver Award, was a Finalist in the 2017 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards and a Finalist in 2018 Amelia Island Book Fest and Expo Book Island Literary Award.
How We End Up received the Literary Titan Silver Award, was a Finalist in Literary Fiction for the 2018 International Book Award, and a Finalist in Literary Fiction for the 2018 American Fiction Awards.
His forthcoming novel, The Mourning Islands, will be published sometime in the next year.
Douglas is also a Reviewer for the New York Journal of Books.
The Secrets of All Secrets
Zane, a seminary and grad school dropout, obtains a USB drive left by a cloaked figure on a bridge in the middle of the night. Zane opens it, and a message offers him The Secrets of All Secrets. Such an offer is tantalizing, and Zane has nothing left to lose. The USB directs Zane to Florida where he encounters poor waitress Dali, who received an identical USB. Initially clashing, they band together, taking a chance that The Secrets are genuine as they receive more instructions from the USBs.
Four oddball government operatives, an extremely tall corporate executive with an extremely short, scholarly hit man in tow, and two crackbrained, fringe-element, anti-government separatists are after The Secrets, and are all willing to kill to get them. Zane, Dali, and their pursuers encounter an armadillo festival, visit a nudist resort, and hang out with a presumed dead 60s rocker. Pandemonium occurs at each venue, with Zane and Dali one step ahead of everyone until all parties convene for a climactic confrontation over The Secrets.
The Secrets of All Secrets is an uproarious jab at government, corporate, and fanatical entities and a wild, comedic ride that ridicules the lust for supremacy.