Kendall Bell, Author
Kendall Bell is an award-winning journalist and veteran author. Kendall has won more than 30 awards from Landmark Community Newspapers, the South Carolina Press Association, The Associated Press, and others during his 20-plus year journalist career. He is also the former Deputy and Public Information Officer for the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina.
Bell’s writing credits include two published anthologies: From the Heart: Stories of Love and Friendship (Coastal Villages Press, 2003) and From the Heart 2: More Stories of Love and Friendship (Coastal Villages Press, 2004). He has been published in many magazines including Writer’s Digest, Lowcountry Monthly Magazine, Sandlapper Magazine, Sumter Living and others. Bell also co-authored a biography titled Larry Phillips: NASCAR’s Only Five-Time Winston Racing Series Champion: Master of the Short Track (January 2011, Bella Rosa Books).
Bell, a member of the National Book Critics Circle, is growing in demand nationally as a speaker who is known for his unique wit and humor. He has been on the panel and faculty at many writing retreats and conferences including the Southeaster Writers Association, the Coastal Carolinas Writer’s Retreat, the Sandberg Celebration of Books in North Carolina and others. He was keynote speaker for the Panhandle Professional Writers Association’s Annual meeting in 2005.