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#1 NY Times Bestselling Author Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

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Rebecca Wells’ novels features unforgettable characters who share her deep connection to her native Louisiana. She is the author of the #1 New York Times-Bestselling literary phenomenon, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, a story that follows the lives of a tribe of wild, funny, (sometimes outrageous) group of four women in Louisiana as they come of age and raise daughters of their own over the course of the 20th century. Firmly establishing her in the tradition of charming, funny and beloved southern writers, she he has been called “a love child of Flannery O’Connor and Roy Blount, Jr.,” Wells’ testament to female friendship and the bonds between mothers and daughters has sold 6 million copies and resonated with readers around the world. It was adapted into a film of the same name starring Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, James Garnder and Maggie Smith.

Her other titles include Little Altars Everywhere, and Ya-Yas in Bloom, which continue the stories of the characters in Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Her most recent novel, The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder, introduces a new cast of characters in the same Louisisana backdrop. Like her other works, “The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder will remind you of your first love and power of friendship. As the saying goes, ‘You’ll laugh, you’ll cry.’ But, really, you will.” (Real Simple)

Rebecca’s style is warm, intimate and very funny as she seamlessly combines readings from her aclaimed novels as well as personal stories which she refers to as “the secrets behind the Divine Secrets.” They include talks about growing up as a child of alcoholics. About growing up racist in Jim Crow Louisiana. Her struggle with Lyme disease. She discusses how we might choose authenticity over hipness, of embracing the sisterhood of suffering as well as the joy; aging out of an addiction to perfection and prettiness to imperfection and deep inner beauty. She talks about the complex relationship between mothers and daughters and how acceptance can build a bridge. She discusses the difference between needs and wants in a consumer culture.

Rebecca has been a finalist for the Orange Prize and winner of the American Booksellers Book of the Year Award, and the Western States Book Award. She is also an accomplished actress, and he one woman show “Splittin’ Hairs” was produced by the Seattle Repertory Theater and won the HBO Excellence in Theatre Award. She lives on a farm in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Thomas Schowerer, and her dog, Mercy.

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The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder: A Novel

The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder: A Novel

Ya-Yas in Bloom: A Novel (The Ya-Ya Series)

Ya-Yas in Bloom: A Novel (The Ya-Ya Series)

Little Altars Everywhere: A Novel (The Ya-Ya Series)

Little Altars Everywhere: A Novel (The Ya-Ya Series)

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood: A Novel (The Ya-Ya Series)

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood: A Novel (The Ya-Ya Series)

Speaking Topics
  • Spirituality, Sisterhood, and How to Pray When Your Head is Exploding

  • Not So Divine Secrets of Growing up Racist

  • Mothers, Daughters, and the Hurricane of Alcoholism

  • Louisiana Blues: Dancing with the Black Dog of Depression

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Smiles: The Feminine Face of God in Fiction

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Rebecca Wells

#1 NY Times Bestselling Author Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

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Rebecca Wells Biography

Rebecca Wells’ novels features unforgettable characters who share her deep connection to her native Louisiana. She is the author of the #1 New York Times-Bestselling literary phenomenon, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, a story that follows the lives of a tribe of wild, funny, (sometimes outrageous) group of four women in Louisiana as they come of age and raise daughters of their own over the course of the 20th century. Firmly establishing her in the tradition of charming, funny and beloved southern writers, she he has been called “a love child of Flannery O’Connor and Roy Blount, Jr.,” Wells’ testament to female friendship and the bonds between mothers and daughters has sold 6 million copies and resonated with readers around the world. It was adapted into a film of the same name starring Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, James Garnder and Maggie Smith.

Her other titles include Little Altars Everywhere, and Ya-Yas in Bloom, which continue the stories of the characters in Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Her most recent novel, The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder, introduces a new cast of characters in the same Louisisana backdrop. Like her other works, “The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder will remind you of your first love and power of friendship. As the saying goes, ‘You’ll laugh, you’ll cry.’ But, really, you will.” (Real Simple)

Rebecca’s style is warm, intimate and very funny as she seamlessly combines readings from her aclaimed novels as well as personal stories which she refers to as “the secrets behind the Divine Secrets.” They include talks about growing up as a child of alcoholics. About growing up racist in Jim Crow Louisiana. Her struggle with Lyme disease. She discusses how we might choose authenticity over hipness, of embracing the sisterhood of suffering as well as the joy; aging out of an addiction to perfection and prettiness to imperfection and deep inner beauty. She talks about the complex relationship between mothers and daughters and how acceptance can build a bridge. She discusses the difference between needs and wants in a consumer culture.

Rebecca has been a finalist for the Orange Prize and winner of the American Booksellers Book of the Year Award, and the Western States Book Award. She is also an accomplished actress, and he one woman show “Splittin’ Hairs” was produced by the Seattle Repertory Theater and won the HBO Excellence in Theatre Award. She lives on a farm in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Thomas Schowerer, and her dog, Mercy.

Rebecca Wells Videos

  • Rebecca Wells on her father as "Big Shep" - YouTube
    Oct 30, 2016 ... The Louisiana-born author talks about memories of her father that inspired the chapter "E-Z Boy War" in her book "Little Altars...
  • The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder by Rebecca Wells

Rebecca Wells Books

Rebecca Wells Speaking Topics

  • Spirituality, Sisterhood, and How to Pray When Your Head is Exploding

  • Not So Divine Secrets of Growing up Racist

  • Mothers, Daughters, and the Hurricane of Alcoholism

  • Louisiana Blues: Dancing with the Black Dog of Depression

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Smiles: The Feminine Face of God in Fiction

FAQs on booking Rebecca Wells

  • How to book Rebecca Wells?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rebecca Wells for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Rebecca Wells, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rebecca Wells or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rebecca Wells?

    Booking fees for Rebecca Wells, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rebecca Wells, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rebecca Wells?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rebecca Wells for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rebecca Wells for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rebecca Wells or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rebecca Wells or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rebecca Wells is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rebecca Wells for your event is available upon request. Rebecca Wells generally travels from Nashville, TN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Anna Holmes, Joyce Maynard, Erin Gruwell, Linda Gordon and Elizabeth Acevedo. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rebecca Wells for an upcoming event.

Rebecca Wells Speaker Videos

  • Rebecca Wells on her father as "Big Shep" - YouTube
    Oct 30, 2016 ... The Louisiana-born author talks about memories of her father that inspired the chapter "E-Z Boy War" in her book "Little Altars Everywhere."
    The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder by Rebecca Wells

Rebecca Wells Speaking Topics

  • Spirituality, Sisterhood, and How to Pray When Your Head is Exploding

  • Not So Divine Secrets of Growing up Racist

  • Mothers, Daughters, and the Hurricane of Alcoholism

  • Louisiana Blues: Dancing with the Black Dog of Depression

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Smiles: The Feminine Face of God in Fiction

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