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Jessica Bell
Works at Vine Leaves Press
Attended La Trobe University
Lives in Athens, Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon, Greece
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The first line of my forthcoming novel, HOW ICASIA BLOOM TOUCHED HAPPINESS is in a 'first line contest'. If you like it, would you do me the honour of voting for it? Of course, if you prefer one of the other first lines entered, please do vote for that instead! :)
IAF 2016 Opening Line Competition Voting Page. Register now for Our free Online Author Conference Indie Author Fringe London Book Fair Are you ready to vote for your favourite Opening Line? An opening line is meant to engage the reader and entice them into reading more.
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The Spoken Doorway brings you in depth interviews with some of today’s most obscure indie artists. New shows every Saturday at 11:30 am Eastern with rebroadcasts each Tuesday at 11:30 pm, and Wednesdays at 11:30 am Eastern.
Share159 Tweet9 +10168 SHARES Welcome to The Spoken Doorway! The Spoken Doorway brings you in depth interviews with some of today’s most obscure indie artists. New shows every Saturday at 11:30 am Eastern with rebroadcasts each Tuesday at 11:30 pm, and…Read more →
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A quick and easy guide to writing the best front and back matter for your self-published book, both print and ebook editions, by Jessica Bell
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Smart--Great Job
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How to Self-Edit your Book!
Right now at ‪#‎IndieReCon‬!
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Just a little over one week to submit your work to Vine Leaves Literary Journal Issue #14 and/or the 2015 Vignette Collection Award. Better get cracking!
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I want to say this video is fun and cute, but I'm afraid you'll hit me. Haha! Great work!
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Vine Leaves Literary Journal is looking 4 an Editor-in-Chief. R u a creative self-starter w- managerial experience? http://eepurl.com/bS2_pT  #litmags
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A quick showcase for a fabulous author and poet!
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Self-publish your book quickly & easily! Save yourself time, money & stress! http://goo.gl/ps0XfF #selfpublishing
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Fabulous tour through parts of Morocco with my fabulous cousins, Jamie and Melissa Buehler!
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Are you stuck? Use these tips to get moving again. Great post by graphic designer Virginia Haenni that is relevant for all sorts of creative types.
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Extremely impressed by this video, Erika!
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Author, Poet, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist, Literary Magazine Editor, Publisher, Designer
Employment
  • Vine Leaves Press
    Publisher, 2011 - present
  • EF Education First
    Project Manager, 2011 - present
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Athens, Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon, Greece
Previously
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Jessica Bell is an Australian award-winning novelist and poet, singer/songwriter/guitarist and graphic designer who lives in Athens, Greece.
Introduction
If Jessica Bell could choose only one creative mentor, she'd give the role to Euterpe, the Greek muse of music and lyrics. This is not only because she currently resides in Athens, Greece, but because of her life as a 30-something Australian-native contemporary fiction author, award-winning poet and singer/songwriter/guitarist, whose literary inspiration often stems from songs she's written.

Being the daughter of a semi-famous rock 'n' roll duo from Melbourne, she grew up surrounded by song. For a while it seemed logical to travel the musician's path, especially when her first band, spAnk, hit it off in the Melbourne indie music scene back in the late 90s. Although she spent her years writing and recording dozens of songs she decided she also had a love for the written word, and began to pursue a career as a writer.

She started as a poet, drawing from her musical background and etching her thoughts and feelings into verse. Those stanzas soon turned into sentences and paragraphs, and eventually into published books. Her literary voice is said to overflow with "lyrical descriptions, unique metaphors, tight dialogue, and an abundance of sensory detail." She has also been told she has the ability to take a seemingly ordinary three-chord type story and turn it into a main stage event.

In addition to her novels, poetry collections, and her bestselling pocket writing guides (Writing in a Nutshell Series), she has published a variety of works in online and print literary journals and anthologies, including Australia’s Cordite ReviewWriter’s Digest, and the anthologies 100 Stories For Queensland and From Stage Door Shadows, both released through Brisbane, Australia's, eMergent Publishing.

One of Jessica's proudest moments was when, in November 2013, her poem, Sugar (which was published in a poetry anthology called Women’s Work, edited by Libby Hathorn) was broadcast on ABC National Radio’sPoetica program.

Jessica Bell is the Publishing of Vine Leaves Literary Journal and Vine Leaves Press, the Coordinator of theWriting Day Workshops which take place throughout the United States, and she makes a living as an editor/writer for English Language Teaching publishers worldwide, such as Pearson Education, HarperCollins, Macmillan Education, Education First and Cengage Learning.

To see a list of awards click here.
Education
  • La Trobe University
    English
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