Kyle W. Bell is a Master of Public Affairs graduate student at Indiana University South Bend. He resides in South Bend, Indiana, where he was born and raised. He was the recipient of the Indiana Black Expo's Martin Luther King Jr. Award in 2002. The following year he was awarded the Presidential Award for excellence in education. His research on sports development appeared in Indiana University South Bend's peer-reviewed Undergraduate Research Journal and a piece on gender stereotypes in the university's New Views on Gender publication.
His writing interests have more recently taken him into the world of fiction. The 2011 short story "Ozzy" was inspired by real-life events surrounding the life and death of his grandparents. "Operation Bald Eagle" (2012) was his first spy novella, taking readers inside the role of a CIA operative as he embarked on a mission to prevent a Chinese cyber-attack on the United States. Its sequel, "Dusk Before Dawn" (2013), sees a Russian invasion of Ukraine in a plot that weaves international intrigue with the ugly underbelly of American presidential politics.
Kyle is an avid reader, enjoys exercise, follows sports, and relishes a good meal whether it is prepared at a family-owned restaurant or in his own kitchen. He is the owner of Game Freaks 365, a video game website founded in 2003 with news and reviews. His personal blog, http://kylebell.com, focuses on both politics and his books. It is meant to generate ideas and debate on policy in a constructive manner.