Western Writer – Dorothy A. Bell

Dorothy Bell with dogs

Hi, 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.

Cover of The Cost of Revenge

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.

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

Cover of  The Reprobate

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


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

  3. 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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