THE LATEST NEWS
April 3, 2013 • Louisville Courier-Journal
The Louisville Courier-Journal likes THE HIDING PLACE and says: "Bell writes of action and emotion, about the foibles of imperfect law, imperfect humans and imperfect understanding. His book has lessons that will reverberate with the reader and remain after the conclusion is savored."
February 17, 2013 • Agatha Christie
For the first time in my life, I have read an Agatha Christie novel: DEATH IN THE AIR. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Are there Christie fans out there? Which other books of hers should I be reading?
February 14, 2013 • Happy Valentine's Day
I love readers! Can I say that on the Internet? It's true. I love readers, book clubs, booksellers, librarians, book reviewers, and bloggers. Thanks for everything you do for books!
February 12, 2013 • Anarchy in the UK
THE HIDING PLACE will be released by Penguin UK on Valentine's Day. What better gift for your favorite British sweetheart than a copy of this book?
November 12, 2012 • Events This Week
On Thursday at 5:30 I'll be in Houston at Murder by the Book. On Friday afternoon at 3:00 I'll be at Book Carnival in Orange, CA. And then all day Saturday at Men of Mystery in Irvine, CA. Check it out.
November 8, 2012 • Kentucky Book Fair
On Saturday I'll be at the Kentucky Book Fair in Frankfort, KY. I'll be signing books all day. It's a great event, so come out, meet some authors, and buy some books.
October 30, 2012 • Off the Road
I'm off the road this week and looking forward to enjoying a peaceful and scary Halloween. I'm celebrating by going to the dentist. Scary, right?
October 27, 2012 • Louisville, KY
Today at 4:00 I will be reading at Carmichael's Books on Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, KY. Bring a friend. A good time will be had by all.
October 26, 2012 • Louisville on Saturday
On Saturday the 27th at 4:00 I will be reading at Carmichael's Books on Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, KY. I hope to see you there.
October 24, 2012 • Two Events This Week
On Thursday the 25th I will be reading at Parnassus Books in Nashville at 6:30. And on Saturday the 27th at 4:00 I will be reading at Carmichael's Books on Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, KY. I hope to see you there.
October 21, 2012 • A Fan's Notes
Today I will be attending a reading rather than giving one. Legendary Kentucky author Ed McClanahan is speaking at WKU today at 2:00 in Cherry Hall 125. I'm looking forward to hearing some wild tales from this Merry Prankster.
October 20, 2012 • Books by the Banks
I spent the day at Books by the Banks in Cincinnati, and now I'm back home in Bowling Green. I met a lot of great readers, writers, librarians, and booksellers this week. Thanks to everyone.
October 19, 2012 • Dayton, Ohio
Tonight at 7:00 I will be reading from and signing THE HIDING PLACE at Books and Company in Dayton, a truly amazing bookstore. Come one, come all.
October 18, 2012 • West Chester, Ohio
Tonight at 7:00 I will be reading from and signing THE HIDING PLACE at the MidPointe Library in West Chester, Ohio. I hope to see you there.
October 17, 2012 • On the Road
I am on the road in support of THE HIDING PLACE. I've already made some great stops and had a good time meeting readers in Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Glasgow, and Mt. Juliet. I'm in Richmond, Ky right now and will soon be on my way through Ohio. Check the Events page for all the details. I hope to see you somewhere along the way.
October 5, 2012 • Bouchercon 2012
I am at the Bouchercon Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. Many great writers, editors, and readers here. Should be a good time.
October 2, 2012 • THE HIDING PLACE is out today!
THE HIDING PLACE is out today. Grab or download a copy from your favorite retailer or library. Thanks in advance!
September 10, 2012 • Pre-order The Hiding Place by October 2nd and win a Nook, Kindle, or iPad
We are just three weeks from the release of The Hiding Place on October 2nd. To thank you for your continued support, I will be giving away a Nook or Kindle to one lucky reader who pre-orders The Hiding Place every week until then and—as a grand prize—one iPad at 11 p.m. on the night of the release.
September 6, 2012 • Book Tour Dates
The book tour dates are up on the "Events" page. Check them out and see if I'm coming to your town. I hope to see you ...somewhere.
August 29, 2012 • Advance Copies of THE HIDING PLACE
If you go to my Facebook or Twitter pages you can see the details of a contest. I'm giving away advanced reader copies of The Hiding Place. Enter and win. It's free!
August 13, 2012 • Publishers Weekly Review
The first big review of THE HIDING PLACE is in from Publishers Weekly—and it's a good one. They call THE HIDING PLACE "artfully constructed" and a "powerful, provocative novel."
August 5, 2012 • Goodreads is giving away copies of The Hiding Place
If you are on Goodreads, they are giving away twenty-five copies of THE HIDING PLACE. Goodreads is a site where readers share book reviews. It's a great site, and they frequently run giveaways like this one. Check it out here.
July 29, 2012 • Upcoming news
THE HIDING PLACE book trailer is in the can (mostly). Stay tuned for announcements about contests and book tour dates. And if you don't do so yet, go to the contact page and follow me on Twitter and/or Facebook. Thanks.
July 22, 2012 • THE HIDING PLACE book trailer
This morning Molly and I went out and about in Bowling Green, scouting locations for THE HIDING PLACE book trailer. We found some great spots to film. And by great spots I mean creepy and atmospheric. We should start shooting the trailer soon with the help of Nashville filmmakers James Weems and Glen Rose. Get excited.
July 17, 2012 • Back to Work
I'm back from Thrillerfest 2012 where I had a great time. I also managed to see the sights and eat lots of good food in NYC. Now it's back to work on a new writing project. But remember—THE HIDING PLACE will be released on October 2, 2012. Stay tuned.
July 8, 2012 • Thrillerfest 2012
This week I will be in New York City for Thrillerfest 2012. This is one of the best conferences for fans of thrillers of all kind. If you're attending the conference, make sure you come by my panel and signing and say hello. I'm looking forward to it.
July 4, 2012 • Happy Fourth of July
Here's wishing everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July, however you decide to celebrate it.
July 1, 2012 • News of the World
I've received some continued good news about Cemetery Girl. It will be published in several foreign markets including France, Italy, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.
January 11, 2012 • What's in the works
I'm busy revising my next novel, The Hiding Place, available October 2012 from NAL/Penguin. Hopefully, I can share the cover soon—I'm happy to report the designer did an amazing job, and it's another great one.
December 31, 2011 • This year, I owe it all to you
I just want to thank everyone who read, bought, borrowed, downloaded, stole, reviewed, talked about, selected for your book club, or in any way shared or pimped Cemetery Girl over the last three months. The book has gone back for several printings, is continuing to sell very well and will eventually appear in translation in Europe and Asia—and this is because of all of you. Happy New Year and see you in 2012!
November 24, 2011 • Happy Thanksgiving to readers everywhere
I'm thankful for people who buy, read, check out, download, share, review, and discuss books. Any books—not just mine. Thanks to all of you!
November 21, 2011 • 48 hours in Los Angeles
I was lucky enough to go Los Angeles this past weekend to visit some good friends and attend the Men of Mystery conference. I sat next to Hot Chelle Rae on the plane, and then they won Best New Artist at the AMAs. Coincidence? Or do I get some credit? Here I am with fellow authors Eric Beetner, Mike Befeler, and James Scott Bell. Clearly, we're the "B" table . . .
November 18, 2011 • Ten winners!
Ten people have won Cemetery Girl t-shirts. Congratulations to Rick Calkins, Sandra Sumption, Ellen McPherson, Terri Reis, Kate Pishotti, Amanda Hudson, Lori Bantel, Cody Johnson, Jeff Steinmetz, and Mary Sparr. Your t-shirts will be mailed this week.
November 12, 2011 • Meadowlark Lemon and Me
I had a great time at the Kentucky Book Fair today. Saw the Kentucky capitol for the first time—and also stood next to Meadowlark Lemon who, at age 79, looked like he could still dribble circles around anyone.
November 5, 2011 • Cemetery Girl T-shirts
October 28, 2011 • Ohio to Texas and back to Kentucky in six days
The second leg of the book tour—Dayton, Oxford, Cincinnati, and Houston—was especially nice because I got to see so many friends and family—though it was a little surreal to tell stories about my family with them in the room. Thanks to everyone who came out. Here's a photo from Cincinnati . . .
and Houston . . .
October 23, 2011 • The book tour continues
The second leg of the book tour starts Monday. I'll be be spending the first part of the week giving readings in Ohio—in Dayton, Oxford, and Cincinnati—and then reading Friday night in Houston, Texas. Visit the events page for more info. Hope to see you there!
October 19, 2011 • The Heartland loves Cemetery Girl
Great news—Cemetery Girl made the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association bestseller list!
October 16, 2011 • Book Tour, Part I
The first leg of the book tour was a huge success, and I want to thank everyone who came out to hear me read in Bowling Green, Louisville, Indianapolis, Chicago, Warsaw (Indiana), South Bend, and Dearborn. I've included a picture from the trip below, and you can see them all on my Facebook page.
October 4, 2011 • Cemetery Girl is out!
Cemetery Girl is now out. Thanks to everyone who pre-ordered and helped get things off to such a good start.
September 15, 2011 • The book trailer is here
The haunting book trailer for Cemetery Girl is now finished, and it's amazing. Thanks to Nashville filmmakers James Weems and Glen Rose and the talented cast and crew for all of their hard work. Watch the trailer on YouTube or here on my website.
September 6, 2011 • Announcing your chance to win an iPad, Kindle, or Nook
We are just four weeks from the release of Cemetery Girl on October 4th, and to thank you for your continued support of my work, I am announcing a drawing sponsored by this website.
On September 13th, 20th, 27th and October 4th, I will announce the weekly winner here on my website as well as on Facebook and Twitter. If you don't win during one week, fear not. I will roll those entries over to the next week. I will also be giving away a runner-up prize every week—a signed copy of Cemetery Girl.
But wait, there’s more.
On October 4th at 11:00 p.m., the day of the book’s release, I will announce the grand prize winner of all four weeks of entries. One lucky entrant will—wait for it!—win an iPad. Yes, I am giving away an iPad. But all you have to do to be entered is pre-order the book, send me an email letting me know you pre-ordered, and you will be entered in the drawing. The deadline to enter is 11:00 p.m. on October 4th, 2011.
Please feel free to spread the word about this drawing to any of your friends, family members, acquaintances, or frenemies who like to read.
*If you already have a Nook or Kindle, you can buy the book in ebook format from BarnesandNoble.com or Amazon.com and still be entered to win as long as you email me at david@davidbellnovels to let me know.
It's official: The winner of the first week's Kindle or Nook is Steve Schneider of La Grange, Kentucky. But don't despair, we'll give the next one away next Tuesday, September 20th, and everyone who already entered is still entered. Thanks for entering and congrats to Steve!
August 29, 2011 • Publisher's Weekly
Publisher's Weekly reviews Cemetery Girl and calls it "a disquieting, suspenseful thriller." Read more on the press page.
August 25, 2011 • Shooting the book trailer
Nashville filmmaker James Weems will be in Bowling Green, Kentucky, this weekend to shoot the book trailer for Cemetery Girl, which will feature a cast and crew made up of WKU students and alums and Bowling Green locals. Read more about it on the WKU news blog.
August 13, 2011 • Cemetery Girl limited edition posters
Just ordered limited edition posters for Cemetery Girl from the legendary Hatch Show Print in Nashville. If you're not familiar with their work, be sure to take a look at their website. Then check back here from time to time for your chance to win one of these rare beauties.
August 12, 2011 • Cemetery Girl is coming soon!
Cemetery Girl will be released on October 4th of this year. Stay tuned for more news!
Coming October 2nd, 2012 from NAL/Penguin