Western Writer – Dorothy A. Bell

Posted Feb 24 2014, 7:18 am in , , ,

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pic of meHi, everybody, Dorothy A. Bell here. I would like to thank my host for putting me up on her blog today. As an introduction, I thought I would give visitors a glimpse into my life so far.

I grew up in southern Iowa, moved to Oregon’s Willamette Valley at the age of eleven. I was in the sixth grade when I started school in Oregon. On my first day of school, I encountered the boy I would eventually marry. He kept pestering me, trying to kiss me. I held out until I turned sixteen, then I kind’a got the hang of the kissing thing. We’ve been married for forty-eight years, he’s still a pest, bless him.

I started out writing Regency Romances to entertain myself. I took writing courses, but I think I learned the most by submitting my work to publishers, editors and agents, and getting feedback. Laid low for nearly twenty-five years with arthritis, forced to use a battery-powered cart, I took up aquatic exercise and became an instructor. After two surgeries to replace my knees, I went to work on myself and lost eighty-five pounds, which I have kept off.

My husband and I live in Central Oregon with two West Highland White terriers, an energetic, longhaired Dachshund and one big, angora tuxedo cat. When I need a break from writing Oregon historical western romances, I work in the yard or my garden.Big sun C of R cover1

This year I am proud to announce the release of two Laura Creek romances “The Reprobate” and “The Cost of Revenge”, available on Amazon, http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-eBooks/b?ie=UTF8&node=154606011

 Barnes and Noble, http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/NOOK-Book-eBook-store/379003094  Good Reads, https://www.goodreads.com/ and Freya’s Bower, http://freyasbower.com as e-books.

My blog: http://dabellm3.wordpress.com

 

To purchase: http://freyasbower.com

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The Reprobate:

 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17731707-the-reprobate?from_search=true

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Reprobate-Laura-Creek-Novel-ebook/dp/B00C6Q8AC6/ref=sr

The Cost of Revenge

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Cost-Revenge-Laura-Creek-Novel-ebook/dp/B00FEMQ9DQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384481063&sr=8-1&keywords=Th

 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18499893-the-cost-of-revenge?ac=1

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4 responses to “Western Writer – Dorothy A. Bell”

  1. Thanks Dorothy for being a guest on the blog today. Love long-haired Dachshunds. The story of how you met your husband is so neat and to be married 48 years, that’s wonderful. He must be a very neat man. My husband was out tilling the garden this weekend, getting it ready for planting. Tell me about your Laura Creek Novels.

  2. Vicki Batman says:

    Hi, Dorothy! And congratulations on your work. And love you have a long-haired tuxedo kitty. I wub me some kitties.

  3. Kimberly Hill says:

    I loved your post! I have added you to my TBR. This book looks like it would be amazing!

  4. Britney Adams says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this post, Dorothy. What a delightful story of how you and your husband met! Your fur babies are precious! Congratulations on the release of your Laura Creek romances!

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