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Donnell Ann Bell

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Lubbock, TX, The United States



Mystery, Thrillers, Romantic Suspense

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I grew up in the 4-Corners area, in the city of Farmington, New Mexico. I love New Mexico, and am influenced by its rich Hispanic and Indian culture, and will bring some of this knowledge to future work. For now, the book I'm excited to talk about today takes place in my current state of Colorado.

A country song influenced my writing THE PAST CAME HUNTING. Tricia Yearwood and Don Henley's Walk Away Joe. In the song a 17-year old fails to listen to her mama and takes off with her bad-boy boyfriend. In the song, the boyfriend robs a Texaco station, while the girl waits for him in the car. During a police ridealong, I asked an El Paso County Deputy Sheriff, what would happen to the girl? He said 17... in the commision of a felony...she might ve

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Donnell Ann Bell Finish the book. If you're passionate about a story idea, keep going. It doesn't have to be Pulitzer prize winning. But there's something magical that…moreFinish the book. If you're passionate about a story idea, keep going. It doesn't have to be Pulitzer prize winning. But there's something magical that happens when you take an idea and follow it to completion. Don't keep polishing the opening chapters -- move on. It gives you an enormous sense of accomplishment. (less)
Donnell Ann Bell I open my eyes in the morning. I'm always inspired. Headlines inspire me, radio broadcasts, walks, my surroundings. I once wrote a book because I…moreI open my eyes in the morning. I'm always inspired. Headlines inspire me, radio broadcasts, walks, my surroundings. I once wrote a book because I couldn't learn the outcome. A man was gunned down on the capital steps in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I was on my lunch hour and it was breaking news. That night I tried to find out what happened, and it was as if the news had vanished. People aren't normally gunned down in Santa Fe in such a public place. I wrote my first book out of frustration, I suppose.(less)
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I have a dear friend who visits once a year, if that. And one of her passions is … shopping. While mine is when I need something, I go buy it, and turn down the credit card offers along the way because I’ll never use them.

However, I have to admit on this trip, she introduced me to things I never knew about: Okay, blushing, I’d heard people talk about Trader Joes, but it’s clear across town so I... Read more of this blog post »
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