Name David Bell
Spouse Molly McCaffrey
|Genre Mystery, Thriller|
|Born November 17, 1969 (age 53)
United States (1969-11-17) |
Alma mater Indiana University Bloomington
Education Indiana University Bloomington
Books Cemetery Girl, The Hiding Place, Gone for Good
David J. Bell (born November 17, 1969) is an American author and college professor whose most recent novel, Somebody I Used to Know, was released from New American Library, a member of Penguin Group USA in 2015.
David J. Bell was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he attended St. Catharine of Siena grade school and graduated from St. Xavier High School in 1988. Bell earned his B.A. from Indiana University Bloomington, his M.A. in creative writing from Miami University of Ohio, and his Ph.D. in American literature and creative writing from University of Cincinnati.
Bell began publishing stories in 2002. His early work appeared in numerous journals including Cemetery Dance, Western Humanities Review, and Backwards City Review. His first two novels—The Condemned (2008) and The Girl in the Woods (2009)—were released in hardcover and trade paperback by Delirium Books.
Bell edited an anthology of short fiction called Commutability: Stories about the Journey from Here to There (2010), which was published by Main Street Rag and includes work by a group of diverse writers including Ed Gorman, Thomas F. Monteleone, Faye Moskowitz, and Sandra Scofield.
Bell’s next novel, Cemetery Girl (2011), was released by New American Library, a Member of Penguin Group USA in 2011. Publisher’s Weekly called Cemetery Girl "disquieting and suspenseful" and Suspense Magazine called it "brilliantly engaging, and a must-read for thriller fans."
The Hiding Place was released by New American Library in October 2012 Never Come Back was published in October 2013 by New American Library., and The Forgotten Girl in October 2014.
In addition to his career as a novelist, Bell is an Associate Professor of English at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He has previously taught at Miami University in Ohio and St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, North Carolina.
Cemetery Girl Book Trailer
Nashville filmmaker James Weems shot a short film called "Caitlin’s Story" that serves as the book trailer for Bell’s Cemetery Girl.
Bell is the author of eight novels:
He is also the co-editor of an anthology of short fiction: