WKU professor and author David Bell releases new book

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A professor for 15 years, David Bell got his first book published in 2008 and has released a book every year since then.

Tonight we stopped by his book launch at The Capitol to ask him some questions about the ups and downs of the writing process.

Bell said to News 40,  “I really do enjoy the very beginning of the process when I’m trying to figure out what the story is, who the characters are going be, and it’s like putting together the pieces of a puzzle in that way. But writing is a business, there is a business side of it. There’s deadlines, meetings, there’s pressure to sell a certain number of books and all those things.”

We also asked Bell how his experience as an educator has helped along with his writing, to which he replied, “The students often impress me with their creativity and originality when they’re trying to write stories. They have a lot of things to learn, but you can see their spark of creativity and originality, and that is inspiring. It sounds kind of corny, but it is inspiring to see like these young students trying to figure out what they’re doing and how they want to write.”

The author said that’s something that encourages him to continue growing in his craft as well, and the students offer a little influence with things such as writing for a younger character, like in his newest book titled “She’s Gone.”

“She’s Gone” is about a high school couple who get into a car crash on the night of homecoming. The boyfriend wakes up in the hospital the next day and is told about the accident, which he doesn’t remember, and his girlfriend is missing from the scene. Naturally, the boyfriend becomes the prime suspect as he is the last person to see her.

The book is available in stores and online but largely found in Barnes & Noble. For more information on suspense writer, you can check him out at http://davidbellnovels.com