JW Bell and his wife, Catherine, live on an acreage in Northeastern Arkansas along with the ten kids still living at home. The two oldest live near Little Rock with their own families. The large family shares their space with five dogs, several chickens, two pot-belly pigs, and a white pony that the youngest girl wishes was a unicorn .
Before he retired from the workforce, he worked in varied fields including several years as an Artillery Officer in the US Army, an oilfield roughneck, an owner/manager for restaurants, and as a teacher of music and theatre.
He moved around quite a lot when he was younger– across the US, the Pacific, and Asia. He has experienced Europe and the Caribbean too. He draws on all of the experience and flavor of the different places he’s been for his novels.
The arts have always been important to him and he has composed several pieces of music, including his first symphony. His hobbies are reading, theatre, and traveling.
His first published book, The Sigma Factor is packed with suspense, thrills, humor, and plenty of plot twists. It keeps the reader’s interest throughout the entire novel. While this is the only book he has published, his second book, The Great-Zero Sum is currently available for preorder. The second book in the Factor series, The Dao Factor, is currently is going through the final edits before publication.