Kris M. Bell


Born in the Bronx, New York and raised in Newport News, Virginia, Kris M. Bell has been a lover of words since her days as a young girl. She learned to write by age three, and when she was five-years-old, Kris had written and illustrated her first "book." A collection of cut up loose leaf paper bound with glue along one edge, the book contained a short story about a fun-loving monster who befriends a little girl. Even as a child Kris embraced stories and books, and over time they became her passion.

For a short period she refrained from writing, but nowadays Kris M. Bell is taking a more direct approach to her literary ambitions. Recently, she has published her debut fiction romance novel, "What A Person Wants," which is a story of friendship, love, and coming to terms with one's reality over one's perceptions. She has also published several short stories to her personal blog, including "Waking Gavin" and "Dear Diary." One of her most popular nonfiction essays featured in The Huffington Post, "Not Just a 'Black' Girl," details her personal experiences of inter-cultural racism as a woman of mixed heritage. In addition to her essay, short stories, and novel, Kris has also written several scripts for comedian Sam Ridley, some of which are in post and pre-production. She is also a senior editor and writer for Rebel Lifestyle Magazine.

Kris M. Bell is an observer of life and uses her personal experiences and observations to enlighten, educate, and entertain through the written word. Currently working on her second novel, "Awaiting Boaz," Kris takes time out from her schedule to act as a weekly commentator on the DJ Mel radio show (WMEL 104.1), experiment in the kitchen with new recipes, and indulge in soft rock from the 70's.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
If I am not writing, I am reading. If I am not reading, I am writing. On the off chance that I have some free time, I like to spend it vegging out with a good movie and great conversation. Perhaps not at the same time. I also love to experiment in the kitchen; cooking is very calming for me. No matter what I do, though, music is always present. I live my life to a soundtrack.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
The simple answers to this are random searching and word of mouth. When I am in the mood for a new read, I'll go to Amazon and randomly browse titles. For me, interesting blurbs are the major selling point when taking the random route. I do give consideration to literary buzz I find on Goodreads, Twitter, and Facebook. Nothing sells a book like a great review. I'm a sucker for a great review.
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What A Person Wants
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,070. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » African American fiction » General
From the moment they met, Richie and Isabel felt an instant connection to each other. However, past and present relationships, close friends, and their own beliefs threaten to keep them apart. As their friendship grows, they both have to decide what it is they really want...and if what they want is ultimately what they need.

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