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John Hardy Bell

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John Hardy Bell is the author of the bestselling Grisham & Sullivan series. His debut novel, THE STRATEGIST, has been an Amazon #1 Bestselling Political Thriller and has garnered rave reviews from mystery fans. THE DARKEST POINT, the third installment of the series, will be available in Summer 2018.

When he's not spending time with his wife and son, John enjoys reading, forcing himself into new and uncomfortable yoga poses, and, of course, making up stories that entertain people.

You can find out more about John, get the latest on upcoming releases, so simply say hello, by visiting

My Podcast The Zen Creator debuted on April 30th. I wanted a platform to share my thoughts on creativity and offer encouragement to fellow creatives to find their voice and this was the perfect fit. I'm immensely proud of it and I couldn't be more excited to see what comes next! I hope you'll join me on the journey! I promise it will be worth your while.The Zen Creator Podcast is currently avai... Read more of this blog post »
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Sarah Hi John, thank you for the friend request! (=

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