A.A. Bell

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WINNER of the Prestigious 2011 Norma K Hemming Award for Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Themes (of race, gender, class, sexuality, disability etc) for DIAMOND EYES.

FIRST Writer to Win the Award TWICE! (Second time for Hindsight, in 2012)

An earlier draft of DIAMOND EYES also won HIGHLY COMMENDED in the 2009 FAW Jim Hamilton Awards for an unpublished manuscript in any genre.

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Last week, the very talented fantasy author, Rowena Cory Daniells,
tagged me for "The Next Big Thing", where 5 writers tag 5 others with
5 or so questions, and so on forever all over the planet & cyberspace
until we’ve all been bagged-n-tagged and get to go around again in a few
decades. So today it’s my turn to bag-n-tag a new batch of shy recruits.

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“I'm not afraid of dying. I'm afraid I'll never get a chance to live!”
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message 14: by Rick

Rick Schroeder Hi A.A.,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I was out of town and off the grid. Thanks for having me for a friend. Much appreciated.


Felicity Brandon Thanks for the friendship!


message 11: by A.A.

A.A. Bell Book to Movie News: Thrilled to announce that "Killer Smile; a comedy romance" has just launched internationally with hot prices and a killer cartoon font for adults... and more big news coming soon to announce the stars for the movie! Yayyy!

http://www.amazon.com/Anita-Bell/e/B0...

Killer Smile A Comedy Romance by Anita Bell


message 10: by A.A. (last edited Apr 20, 2013 09:29AM)

A.A. Bell Have you seen this #Inspiring #TrueStory 4 #AnimalLovers? ☞ http://amzn.to/12FwrYg

See also the Free Giveaway on GoodReads... Hugs.

Treat a Friend for under $5
Fortune's Foal by Anita Bell


message 9: by Glenn

Glenn Soucy Hi A.A. Bell, I see in your profile that you like scifi and fantasy. Can I convince you to take a look at the Blood Tithe series? The first five chapters are free.
http://viewbook.at/B0067L897M

Thanks Glenn


KaSonndra Leigh Thanks for adding me, A.A.! Have a most fabulous day.

KaSonndra Leigh


message 7: by A.A. (last edited Jan 11, 2013 01:48AM)

A.A. Bell Carole & Ginger wrote: "thanks for the add!
nice to know you...."


Hi Ginger & Carole! Right back at ya Lovely Ladies!! Really looking forward to knowing you better.

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Carole Gill thanks for the add!
nice to know you.


Ginger Myrick Hello there, adorable temptress! How have you been? So glad to connect with you here on Goodreads as well as Twitter!


message 4: by A.A.

A.A. Bell Kim wrote: "I'm 35% in on my Kindle and I really love this story. It reminds me of being a teen and reading 'I never Promised you a Rose Garden', by Joanne Greenberg. Will talk more about this with you when I'm through!.."

Look forward to it! :))


message 3: by Kim

Kim Falconer A.A. wrote: "Kim wrote: "Anita, I just started Diamond Eyes! Wow! I'm drawn in! Love your voice and style. Really taken by it!"

Thanks Kim! It was SOOO much work balancing all those competing voices. And aside..."


You've handled it well.

And, Oh wow, it would be fab to get a film deal, and a real feat to tell this story climatically. Your dialog is great! And I can 'see' everything, but how to translate that to film and stay true to the story would be a challenge. The effects could be amazing though.

(I'm 35% in on my Kindle and I really love this story. It reminds me of being a teen and reading 'I never Promised you a Rose Garden', by Joanne Greenberg. Will talk more about this with you when I'm through!


message 2: by A.A.

A.A. Bell Kim wrote: "Anita, I just started Diamond Eyes! Wow! I'm drawn in! Love your voice and style. Really taken by it!"

Thanks Kim! It was SOOO much work balancing all those competing voices. And aside from writing with one sense tied behind my back, while needing to describe two worlds happening at once, it was also a huge challenge using a covert narrator who's so offbeat that his presence stays well in the background where it's barely even noticeable at first. Neccessary that way, though, for reasons you'll eventually discover...

(Aside from Mira's unique condition, the covert narrator is also the character who hooked Geoffrey Rush's interest recently, when he asked me for more information with a view to adapting DE to a movie... Fingers crossed anyway. As you know yourself, film adaptation is such a long process and can fall through for so many of the weirdest reasons, sigh.)


message 1: by Kim

Kim Falconer Anita, I just started Diamond Eyes! Wow! I'm drawn in! Love your voice and style. Really taken by it!


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