Bell, Donnell
Donnell Ann Bell
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Colorado Springs, CO
Writer (former newspaper editor and writer)

Donnell Ann Bell is the author of two Amazon bestsellers, Deadly Recall and The Past Came Hunting, both of which were nominated for the prestigious Golden Heart from Romance Writers of America®. Deadly Recall is also a 2014 EPICON nominee for best thriller/suspense. Her fourth book from Bell Bridge Books was released in 2014.

She has made her home in Colorado Springs for the past 28 years, and writes around this theme: Suspense too close to home. Her website is

2014 EPICON Nominee for Deadly Recall, Best Thriller Suspense
2012 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense - The Past Came Hunting - Best Single Title
2012 Booksellers Best - Best first book and Best single title - The Past Came Hunting
2010 RWA's Golden Heart for Unpublished Authors - Deadly Recall
2007 RWA's Golden Heart for Unpublished Authors - Walk Away Joe (published as The Past Came Hunting)
New Mexico State University - Denver Academy of Court Reporting - El Paso County Sheriff Citizen's Academy - Colorado Springs Police Citizen's Academy - Writer's Police Academy, Jamestown NC
Toastmasters - Sisters in Crime - Mystery Writers of America - International Thriller Writers - Romance Writers of America (Kiss of Death Chapter) - Board Member at Large, Pikes Peak Writers - Board Member, Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America
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The Citizen's Academy: Every citizens responsibility/honor - Just be professional, it's not that hard - What's more important: Plot or Character? - There's more to research than Google - Are you a wordsmith or are you a storyteller?
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