David J. Bell was the featured speaker in this month’s Kentucky Live! series on Thursday, April 8th at Barnes & Noble bookstore. His topic was “The Missing and the Lost: “A Girl in the Woods’ and ‘The Condemned’.” A booksigning followed his talk.
While honing his craft as a writer, David worked as a delivery driver, A.V. grunt in a library, bartender, bookstore clerk, and telemarketer. A native of Cincinnati, he received his BA in English from Indiana University, his MA from Miami University of Ohio, and a PhD from the University of Cincinnati. His short fiction, interviews and reviews have appeared in such journals and anthologies as: Backwards City Review; Cemetery Dance; Western Humanities Review; Shadow Regions; Wicked Karnival Halloween Horror; The Edge, Tales of Suspense; Rain Crow; and Black Pearls. His first novel The Condemned was published by Delirium Press in 2008. One reviewer called it “a wonderful, forceful, moody book that’s as palpable as it’s engaging.” The Girl in the Woods, his second novel, also from Delirium, was published in late 2009. When not writing, Bell teaches English at Western Kentucky University.