Before Donnell Ann Bell was published in fiction, she paid her dues in the Unpublished World, finaling in or winning numerous Romance Writers of America® chapter competitions, including Colorado Romance Writers, Duel on the Delta, Gothic Romance Writers, The Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, The Linda Howard Award of Excellence, among others. In multi-genre competitions, Donnell won first place in The Sandy writing competition for Crested Butte Writers and first place in Pikes Peak Writers’ Paul Gillette writing competition. She is extremely proud to be listed as a two-time Golden Heart® finalist for RWA’s® highest competition. These particular nominations led to the publication of The Past Came Hunting and Deadly Recall.
Donnell Ann Bell is as at home in nonfiction as she is in fiction. She has worked for a weekly business publication and a monthly parenting magazine, but prefers her fictional writing compared to writing about stock portfolios or treating diaper rash. She has a background in court reporting, has worked with kids and engineers, and has volunteered for law enforcement and other organizations. Raised in New Mexico’s Land of Enchantment, Donnell has called the state of Colorado home for the past thirty years.