Intriguing local author

It was suggested by a member of my NaNoWriMo write-in group that I check into a local (Denver) author, Hilari Bell, who writes mystery, fantasy, etc for teens and YA. I’m currently reading her ‘A Knight and Rogue’ series. They are quick reads, a surprise for me as they are in 1st person from the two main character view points.  For me, first person is a stumbling block. I have a difficult time reading stories in first person and I have no inclination to write in first person. So, again, I was surprised at how quickly I got caught up in the stories and most especially the characters. Ms Bell has done a superlative job of keeping the story moving while alternating between the two view points. I am almost done reading the third book in her “A Knight and Rogue’ series. I hope to read several more stories by Ms Bell. Her intriguing use of first person from multiple view points has me thinking – whether this is a good thing or not I do not know. But, I am enjoying the reading and that is a good thing.

I have also had the pleasure of getting to her website, Facebook page and blog. Perhaps in the near future I will get the chance to meet Ms Bell in person. I am interested in her process, where she gets the ideas and how she decides to present the stories. I suggest that you pick up one of her books and jump into her world.


Author: TimberDark Writer

Simply, I am passionate about writing and dancing. I also love reading, quilting and hunting. I have written stories since childhood. I have a degree in English, taught in a parochial school, substituted K-12, raised three daughters, coached and refereed youth soccer, square danced since I was seven, and created and hand quilted award winning quilts. When not writing I assist my husband teach square dancing 3-4 times a week, co-coach an historical dance exhibition team and I hunt with my family and friends to fill the freezer. I have two award winning novels. "The Blood,"published in May 2014 is a multiple award winner, placing third in both the Science Fiction and Fantasy categories of the 2014 EVVY Awards, from Colorado Independent Publishers Association and received a four star review by Foreword Clarion Review in May 2016. The second novel, "The Balance", was published in September 2016, placed second in Science Fiction in the 2017 EVVY Awards. Both books are available on Amazon and in the young adult fiction shelves at The Tattered Cover Book Store in the Denver, Colorado metro area. Book three of the series, "The Blades" is under construction. My TimberDark Writer blog is a part of my writing process. You are invited to share in the journey. Contact me at or on my Facebook page:

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