- Sudina (Dutton, 1967, novel)
- Poems (1971)
- Blood Song
- In the Village Cemetery, Lincoln, Massachusetts
- Delta Summer
- Memoirs of a Mississippi Misfit
- The Blessing
- Letter from a Far City
Jessie Rosenberg Schell was born November 1, 1941, in Greenville, Mississippi. She graduated from Greenville High School in 1959. She received her B. A. degree in 1963 and an M.F.A degree in writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1971.
She has contributed poems and short stories to The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Atlantic Monthly, The Greensboro Review, Georgia Review, Southern Poetry Review, McCall’s and The Dragonfly. She is also the author of a novel, Sudina (E. P. Dutton), which was published first under her maiden name of Rosenberg in 1967 and reprinted in 1977 by Avon under her married name. It is the story of a young Southern girl’s search for identity.
She taught in the creative writing program at Chapel Hill for awhile. She lived with her husband David Schell in Massachusetts for a time and currently lives in Florida, where she moved in 2014. She is a freelance writer.
- Quote by Schell about her growing up years in the Mississippi Delta